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All four of the candidates vying for the District 1 seat that Supervisor Scott Haggerty is leaving have strengths in many areas. However, Vinnie Bacon’s values stand out, as well as his drive to implement policies based on them. He states that his goal is to back the broad needs of the commu…

The values of Esther Goolsby in support of the environment and the disadvantaged are commendable. However, her preparation for the supervisor position is not sufficient.

The alarming coronavirus epidemic now sickening tens of thousands in China and around the world is a reminder of the consequences of disturbing nature. The epidemic is thought to have emerged from bats, possibly when people explored caves looking for food or when bats out hunting insects spr…

We are pleased to endorse Eric Swalwell to be Congressional Representative for District 15 in the coming election. Swalwell, 39, is a four-term incumbent, a centrist Democrat like his political mentor, the late Ellen Tauscher. He embodies political ideals that we support and that are all too…

Rep. Eric Swalwell, who represents this area in Congress, held a town hall meeting in Dublin recently, and by all accounts it was a disruptive affair. This was more than the usual disagreement over issues, which is to be expected – even welcomed. We are after all a democracy. Citizens are en…

Retirees from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are receiving information packets related to settlement of their lawsuit against the University of California over the loss of UC health care programs. The retirees, who number about 9,000 including heirs of the deceased, did not get e…

Congratulations to Dublin for its decision to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and electronic smoking devices. An ordinance adopted unanimously by Dublin’s City Council will take effect in July. The Council voted following testimony by a parade of speakers, some of whom offered painful perso…

Last month, Livermore Police Department arrested the owner of two local massage parlors where Chinese immigrants were allegedly forced to work as prostitutes. Now, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has begun a campaign to remind the public that human trafficking is everyone’s pro…

A year ago, the Xerces Society, a conservation organization, reported the discouraging news that western monarch butterfly populations appeared to have declined by 86% in the preceding year, and even more from past decades. Surveys conducted at 213 California sites had found only 24,000 of t…

The ValleyCare Charitable Foundation last week announced that its Campaign for Stroke Care has exceeded the goal it set in 2018, raising at least $1 million to bring round-the-clock access to life saving stroke treatment for residents of the Tri Valley. It’s an admirable achievement.

The City of Dublin has adopted a “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions policy, aiming to eliminate or offset city emissions by 2045. We applaud the effort. There is no more pressing global need for our society than to slow the slide toward a dangerously hot climate, and Dublin is trying to do …