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The article in the Sept. 19 edition of The Independent about the risks of concussion correctly pointed out that a young athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion should be removed from the playing field and not allowed to return until a concussion is ruled out or has completely healed.

Tri-Valley's largest job fair returns to Pleasanton. More than 40 employers will be available to speak with, along with networking afterward.

The regular meeting of the Livermore Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Board Room, 1188 South Livermore Avenue. An agenda will be posted at the Civic Center Library 72 hours prior to the meeting.

This year, National Voter Registration Day is on Sept. 24. Organizing for Action (OFA) East Bay Central is organizing three voter registration drives in the Tri-Valley: Dublin Target (7200 Amador Plaza Rd.), Livermore Walmart (2700 Las Positas Rd.) and Pleasanton Walmart (4501 Rosewood Dr.).…

The Livermore Knights of Columbus Council, in partnership with the St. Michael Parish and the American Wheelchair Mission, raised over $20,000 to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled youths and adults throughout the world.

The Pleasanton Unified School District's Executive Cabinet members and Board of Trustees are hosting the first community meeting of 2019-2020 on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room of Walnut Grove Elementary, 1999 Harvest Rd.

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) invites Livermore community members to serve on the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee. Applications for five open positions are available on the LVJUSD website, and should be received by Friday, September 27, 2019. Applicants…

The Haven Thrift Store, located at 116 N. L St., Livermore, is looking for volunteers to provide customer service throughout the week. Cashier positions are available on Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and weekends. Donation sorters are needed Saturday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore (RFL) grant application process is open, with applications due by December 9. The total amount anticipated to be available for grant awards this year is $50-60k. Given that, the “sweet spot” for grants for us is in the $3000 to $5000 range.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch invites the public to a Kickoff Luncheon to celebrate 100 years of women’s voting rights. The program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, noon to 2 p.m., at the Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black…

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On Sept. 7, the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a call to investigate a suspicious circumstance in the Chardonnay and Touriga Drive area. At about 1:55 p.m., a black sedan travelling westbound on Chardonnay Dr. followed an 11-year-old girl while she was riding her bicycle. The driv…

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A story and editorial about Senate Bill 767 in the Independent’s Aug. 22 edition incorrectly stated the acreage for the Alameda-Tesla expansion area. It is 3,100 acres.

All are invited to attend the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer on Wednesday, August 28, from 5-7 p.m. The mixer, hosted by Dublin Partners in Education, takes place at 6379 Clark Ave., Suite 200.

On August 12-13, the Pleasanton Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit conducted a decoy operation targeting the sales of flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes to persons under 21 years of age.

The Altamont Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility Open Space Advisory Committee posted an agenda for its August 23 meeting that will include an update on the status of SB 767 concerning the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area, and possible action regar…

The East Bay Regional Park District has published a 10-year report on its Measure WW local grant program. The report showcases the many local park and recreation projects throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties funded by the Park District.

On August 11, the Livermore Knights of Columbus had their annual family picnic at Monsignor Adams Field. The day started with a Knights’ family mass at St. Michael Church, followed by a traditional barbecue of burgers, hotdogs and salads at the field. Knights, families and friends enjoyed an…

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Recycled Water Authority (DERWA) canceled its Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Sept. 23.

Kaiser Permanente workers in California overwhelmingly support a strike in early October that would be the biggest strike in the United States in more than two decades, according to a press release issued by Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW).

On August 1, New Frontier Aerospace (NFA), builders of fast jet drones for cargo, military and other uses, completed the competitively selected F³ Tech pre-accelerator – winning a $3,000 mini-grant from the program.

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative to the 15th Congressional District, will be the featured speaker at the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Wine Country Luncheon on Thursday, August 22. All are welcome to attend; tickets are $55 for Livermore Valley Chamber members, and $65 for non-mem…

As of July 1, Drivers For Survivors has expanded its service area to East Alameda County, and is in need of many more volunteer-companion drivers. The nonprofit is requesting volunteers for Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton region — as well as for the greater East Bay Area.

Gerry Beaudin, Pleasanton’s community development director, has been appointed to serve as assistant city manager for the city of Alameda. During Gerry’s four years of service with Pleasanton, he has led numerous community projects, including updating the Downtown Specific Plan, construction…

Chabot and Las Positas Colleges have been named two of 70 colleges throughout California to receive grants from the Improving Online CTE Pathways program developed by California Community Colleges' California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative.

The City of Pleasanton Youth and Teen Program is hosting an end-of-summer Middle School Pool Party on Friday, August 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave.

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Alameda County Transportation Commission by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended June…

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the promotion of Yianna Theodorou to be its Digital Marketing and Office Coordinator. Theodorou has spent the last seven years as the Chamber’s administrative assistant.

More than 60% of Pleasanton’s taxpayer revenue comes from businesses located in Pleasanton. It helps to “buy local” and support those businesses that support Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Chamber is an organization with more than 750 business members and volunteers who support Pleasanton by pro…

The City of Pleasanton’s Gingerbread Preschool has an immediate opening for a preschool teacher for fall 2019. Gingerbread Preschool is a part-time, play-based preschool program that provides children an opportunity to experience a classroom setting prior to kindergarten. Gingerbread Prescho…

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced on June 20 it will increase the 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocation to 75 percent from 70 percent. This is the final allocation for the calendar year. The initial allocation in November 2018 was 10 percent.

Hacienda installed its annual salute to Flag Day and the Fourth of July on Monday, June 10. Continuing a six-year tradition, the installation was conducted by long-standing Pleasanton business, T. Marshall Electric, who has performed this work for Hacienda each year.

In a previous story about the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD), Tom Gray was called a district consultant. He is the district’s Executive Director of Fiscal Services.

A story in the May 30 issue reported that the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) will be in better fiscal shape, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May budget revision.

For over 40 years, Tri-Valley Haven has honored its mission of contributing towards a healthier and safer community by remaining a loyal provider of safety-net services for the Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton area. The Haven’s ongoing work in the community is made possible with the help of …

The Pleasanton Library and Recreation has announced the next in an ongoing series of workshops with professional photographers. View vibrant photos of San Francisco and pick up tips and techniques from a professional photographer.

Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation, honored in three categories: Chairman’s Roll of Honor, President’s Elite and President’s Roll of Honor.

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club will consider endorsing Evan Branning for Senate District 7. The discussion will take place at a meeting to be held April 15 at the IBEW Hll 6250 Parkway, Dublin.

Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) has already resulted in California quarantines and caused more than one million bird deaths this year. Officials have not seen an outbreak this concerning since 2003.

The Livermore Civic Center Library is hosting a free Immigration 101 information session on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The session will be held at the Civic Center Library, located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. Presented in English by U.S. Citizenship and …

Zone 7 Water District will hold a Lawn to Garden Party on Sunday, May 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The ACE ticketing APP is now available for all ticket types.

The Livermore Library is seeking volunteers to become literacy tutors. No previous experience is necessary. Free tutor training is given by the Literacy department and after completing tutor training, volunteers are paired with an adult learner. Pairs typically meet at the local library once…

Livermore Valley Moms Demand Action will be raising funds for its organization on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 to 1:00 next to the Pleasanton Farmers’ Market in front of Studio Seven Arts at the corner of Main and West Angela. They need volunteers to: