When school boards in the Tri-Valley voted to reopen with 100% remote learning, parent reactions ranged from disappointed, angry and stressed to relieved and supportive.

With two proposals on the table for a large utility-scaled solar development that would sprawl over 800 acres in the open space north of Livermore, the hesitancy and point-blank disapproval is reasonable.

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A few weeks ago, as of July 9, Alameda County reported 6,887 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 140 deaths. This week, the case count shot up to 8,932 and deaths rose to 161. That’s roughly a 30% increase in cases and a 15% increase in deaths.

Santa Rita jail is unacceptably dangerous for both staff and inmates. A chronic and severe staffing shortage is implicated in allegations of inhumane treatment of inmates struggling with mental illness, in-custody suicides and other preventable deaths.

It might be summer now, but those behind the scenes of education haven’t stopped examining ways to bring the Tri-Valley’s students back into the classrooms. It’s no small task in these trying times.

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The Dublin City Council made the right decision to listen to its constituents this week. After two meetings, a generous handful of hours and dozens of public speakers, the At Dublin project was voted down 4-1.

Upon first look, the closure of Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare’s skilled nursing facility at the Livermore campus seems reasonable. Given the guidelines from the state to halt all elective procedures, reducing COVID-19 exposure to the nursing center’s vulnerable population makes sense. Bu…

When immigrants poured into America in the early 1900s, the Irish, Greeks and Italians were among those who were blamed for stealing jobs, breaking union strikes and overcrowding America with “undesirables.” Political cartoons and help-wanted signs from the era showcase the accepted racism t…

During this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen the silver lining of quarantine in the form of emerging artwork throughout the Tri-Valley, decreased traffic and increased family time, and some of the most touching displays of human kindness. As the state embarks on a journey through Gov. Gavin News…

In retirement, many individuals decide to donate their newfound “extra time” to nonprofits that help their community. Meals on Wheels (MOW), which operates with a mission to feed homebound seniors and those in need, is just one example of an organization in the Tri-Valley that relies on its …

Stress, anxiety and uncertainty seem to paint our society with a broad brush these days. We’re not certain what education will look like for the next academic year. People are furloughed or laid off, unable to work in nonessential roles during the shelter-in-place order. Everyone is looking …

All but essential businesses are empty. Plastic shields divide cashiers from customers who emerge from isolation for sustenance and toilet paper. In the rare moments when conversations are held between strangers, words are muffled by homemade masks and scarves, and a space of six feet stands…

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School districts across the Tri-Valley have responded to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s urge to continue distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Parents, students and educators alike are feeling the weight.

As California and the Tri-Valley continue to try to “flatten the curve” on the spread of Coronavirus by staying at home, local businesses who may themselves be struggling from the economic fallout are finding ways to support their neighbors.