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…

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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…

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.

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…