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.

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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 …

Two weeks ago, the final link was dedicated in a 44-mile regional trail that runs from Livermore to Fremont. The trail links five parks covering 25,000 acres. It is gentle and easy to navigate in some places, including for the disabled, with a rugged area suited only for the well-conditioned.

Congratulations to some 9,000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees who reached a settlement with University of California that provides support for health care that was promised, but lost after a 2007 contract change. The settlement, valued at $84.5 million, includes provisions fo…

Chris Carter has been selected as the new executive director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, starting in February. He is a fine choice -- eminently well qualified, having worked for the past five years as LVPAC’s director of development and communications. During that time, C…

Kudos to Jacky Poulsen, a thoughtful private citizen, who over the past three years has created a community-wide campaign to provide bus tickets to those in need. Organized through Ashbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, the campaign is worth supporting. Last year, it raised enough to …

The Holiday Season is traditionally a time for happiness and joy, friends and family, kindness and generosity. Even in an era of cynicism, it brings hope for peace, fellowship and goodwill.

We are pleased to see that a new president has been chosen for Las Positas College. Dyrell Foster, an experienced Southern California community college administrator whose roots are in Northern California, will begin work in February. He was chosen after a highly competitive nationwide searc…

We join with Rep. Eric Swalwell, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Livermore Mayor John Marchand, Pleasanton Vice-mayor Karla Brown and Dublin Vice-mayor Melissa Hernandez in congratulating the Tri-Valley Conservancy on 25 years of preserving local lands. Since it was established in …

It’s only a matter of weeks before Livermore’s ban on sales of e-cigarettes and vaping products goes into effect, now that Juul ceased seeking a referendum. The new law also bans the sale of any tobacco products within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds, libraries and day care centers…

It may be true that in recent years mutton busting has become commonplace entertainment at rodeos and fairs, yet for the sheep involved, the entertainment value does little to ease the animals’ fear and pain.

At a time when many in the Tri-Valley are experiencing power outages and wind damage, and nearly everyone is breathing unhealthy smoky air, it’s easy to forget the signature risk for which California has been famous since 1906: Earthquakes.

The Tri-Valley experienced relatively little inconvenience two weeks ago when PG&E cut power to many parts of Northern California over fire danger. By good fortune, few of the two million Californians who lost power were local. Nevertheless, the experience was jarring, a reminder that we…

We are deeply disappointed by Governor Newsom's veto of AB 1086, a bill that would have created a path to preserve the 3,100-acre Tesla site against the ravages of the off-road vehicles that have decimated the contiguous Carnegie off-road vehicle park for decades.

Americans suffer some 800,000 strokes each year, 140,000 of them fatal. That’s nearly twice as many deaths as are caused by opioid overdoses and four times as many deaths as are caused by car crashes. Strokes are a serious threat to Americans, especially but not exclusively to the elderly. W…

When Barry A. Russell, sixth president of Las Positas College, stepped down in 2017, Vice President of Academic Services Roanna Bennie stepped up and smoothed the way as the college’s interim president. Although her contract in that role has been extended three times, Bennie recently announc…

Livermore High School has joined an international program to train students to recognize and respond to the early stages of mental illness and addiction. We applaud the effort. The program, called teen Mental Health First Aid, started in Australia two decades ago. It has since spread around …

Thanks to the efforts of our two state representatives, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Senator Steve Glazer, the Tri-Valley and East Bay moved closer on Friday to safeguarding a beautiful, rugged piece of land against mechanized destruction. Bauer-Kahan and Glazer worked together in t…

At a time when intolerance can seem at an all time high, it is gratifying to observe local examples of a generosity of spirit. Last month, the Dublin City Council proclaimed “Muslim Awareness and Appreciation Month.” Councilman Shawn Kumagai said he hoped to repeat the event next August with…

More than 125 years have passed since wine pioneer James Concannon planted vines from France’s famed Chateau Margeaux estate in Livermore’s gravelly soils.

In the event of accidents ranging from nuclear emergencies to industrial fires, the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides valuable and sometimes life-saving information about dangers that ride on the wind. Its high performance compute…