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Kendra Murray and Ralph Scott, voice actors and producers for Squeaky Cheese Productions, will use audience submissions to demonstrate how audiobook specialists can communicate a writer’s vision for a meeting of the Tri-Valley Writers on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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LIVERMORE — Art Builds Community (ABC), a cultural arts consultant company based in San Jose, is calling for the public to participate in planning for the future of art in the city.

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Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will perform its annual holiday concert, “Carols, Glorias and Lullabies,” at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11.

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At this year’s Harvest Challenge Wine Competition, Livermore showed up bigger and better than ever. It was an impressive showing, with 17 great wines, including two head-turning cabernet francs, a gregarious grenache, a solid sangiovese, a mighty malbec, stout petite sirah and a righteous Bo…

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LIVERMORE — The Livermore City Council on Monday discussed two items that supporters say could assist the Livermore Valley’s burgeoning wine industry — establishment of an assessment district to raise money to market the region’s products and a proposal to extend sewer lines into southern ag…

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These shoppers came in their pajamas and brought their holiday spirit during the Earlier Than The Bird shopping event in downtown Livermore. Merchants opened their stores early Saturday, Nov. 20, for the annual tradition hosted by Livermore Downtown, Inc. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

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LIVERMORE — A recently completed mural painted on the side of Tri Valley Car Care’s new location on Railroad Avenue harkens back to a simpler time.

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Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will perform its annual holiday concert, “Carols, Glorias and Lullabies,” at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11. 

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The cast of the popular musical “Mamma Mia” has returned to the Bankhead Theater following a pause due to COVID-19. The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre reopened the show last Friday and will run it through Nov. 21. Read the full story on page 3. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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Just what should be made of vintage 2021? While it’s hard to pin a tail on this multifaceted donkey, most consider it a fantastic vintage. For some, this means not having to add as much acid, while for others, who found the fruit somewhat lacking in natural acidity, it means having to acidul…

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The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Color Guard from Camp Parks in Dublin participated in the Tri-Valley Veterans Parade, Sunday, Nov. 7 in downtown Pleasanton. Crowds lined the parade path on Main Street welcoming participants during the annual event, which was not held last year due to the pandemic. …

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Wonder Woman leads runners during the Rotary Club of Pleasanton's 2021 Halloween Spirit Run, Oct. 31. The event had 5K, 10K and kids' runs, starting and finishing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

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Renee Shepherd, founder of Renee’s Garden Seed Company, will discuss the benefits of growing vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed during the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Joey Travolta, brother of actor John Travolta, chats with a student filmmaker, Cooper Lienthal, during the Futures Explored premier event held at Livermore Vine Theater Oct. 26. The evening showcased films from Travolta's Short Film Camp. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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Alameda County — After receiving $1.2 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) and banding together with other live performance venues, the Bankhead Theater looks forward to a bright future.

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The Tri-Valley Conservancy, a Livermore-based nonprofit that works to preserve agricultural, range and park lands, is recruiting area residents to serve on its board of directors and advisory council.

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At right, Lara Webber, Livermore-Amador Symphony's conductor, helps Roger Zahang learn how to wave the baton during a free concert held in front of the Bankhead Theater, Oct. 23. (Photo – Doug Jorgensen)

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Compared to last year, the 2021 vintage has been a blessing for most winemakers — no fires, no smoke and no merciless heat waves.