In addition to county efforts to capture carbon from the atmosphere, cities and residents can do their part to implement practices to reduce harmful emissions.

With a focus on community building, the team members at Goodness Village are not simply removing homeless people from the creek encampment. They are helping those who were previously unhoused for many decades as they process their past traumas, learn healthier coping mechanisms and learn to …

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Alameda County lost a true public servant and community stalwart last week with the untimely passing of County Supervisor Wilma Chan.

As rainwater soaks the thirsty earth and residents throughout the Tri-Valley search for their lost umbrellas, don’t be tempted to sing “rain, rain, go away." Record rainfall makes it easy to believe the drought, at last, is over, but our reservoirs paint a different picture.

While Livermore has seen a higher population of homelessness than its neighbors to the west, the community in recent years put forth a tremendous effort to help — and house — those in need. Thanks to many volunteers, elected officials, police officers and nonprofit agencies that collaborated…

As work on Alameda County’s solar policy remains underway, Supervisors David Haubert and Nate Miley’s consideration of a solar project moratorium is appropriate.

The Tri-Valley community’s generosity recently raised $50,000 for programs that have helped to empower over 600,000 individuals in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The event hosted at Retzlaff Vineyards in Livermore further aimed to raise awareness about issues impacting youth in Africa.

By December, Alameda County must adopt final district maps. The public’s input on how the redistricting process should go will be critical. As mandated every 10 years alongside the completion of the U.S. Census, local and regional governments must undergo a redistricting process. Elected off…

The return of the Alameda County Fair marks more than the reopening of a shuttered entertainment center. Throughout the pandemic, the Alameda County Fairgrounds team pulled the plug on over 300 regular events to respond to the unique emergencies of 2020. From COVID-19 testing and feeding hun…

The recent listening session that took place between the parents of Jacob Bauer — a 38-year-old man who died in police custody while experiencing a mental health crisis — and Pleasanton Chief David Swing was one step in the direction of accountability.

The decision of lawmakers this week to protect Tesla Park in perpetuity was a triumph for environmentalists fighting to protect the 3,100-acre park from off-road vehicles. The agreement removes the land — ripe with biotic zones, vulnerable species and culturally and historically significant …

With Livermore’s vaccination rates far behind not only Dublin and Pleasanton, but also most communities in the county, city officials are working to address two problems: understanding who has yet to be vaccinated and why they haven’t.

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It is no surprise that the world is warming. Surface temperatures have been inching steadily upwards at least since the 1970s, with the 10 warmest years on record occurring since 2005. Higher thermometer readings are one sign of warming, but they tell only a little of the story.

The City of Dublin will soon hear community input on the SCS Property land — undeveloped property bounded by Tassajara Road, Interstate 580, Brannigan Street and Gleason Drive.

Last week, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the gymnastics competition in Tokyo came with disappointment, but it also made us proud. Citing her own well-being, Biles brought much-needed attention to the discussion of mental health.

With the Delta variant sweeping through the nation and Alameda County health officials asking residents to once again mask up when indoors, the Pleasanton City Council made the right move to aid businesses by extending the pop-up program.

What do pizza delivery boxes, waterproof mascara, Scotchgard, nonstick pans and microwavable popcorn bags all have in common?

With Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s AB 1512 gaining support from the National Resources and Water Committee, environmentalists concerned with protecting Tesla Park from off-road vehicles saw another victory last week. This preservation bill will now make its way to the Appropriations Co…

Natural disasters claim victims each year. While scenes of water spilling onto roadways or homes with rooftops torn off make the nightly news, another force of nature is responsible for more deaths.

When it comes to housing, it appears that the Dublin City Council is righting the ship. Long known in the Tri-Valley as a hub of unmitigated market-rate growth, we’re now seeing new efforts at a planning level to bring more diverse housing opportunities into the city.