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SB 767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, faces its last committee hurdle.

On July 13, members of the Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby watched an online video illustrating the abilities of En-ROADS, a powerful climate-simulation tool showing how climate goals can be achieved through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

On July 16, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved Resolution 2019-07-187, calling for an immediate ban on glyphosate use in picnic areas with full elimination in all developed park areas by the end of 2020. Glyphosate is currently used as part of the Par…

The Go Green Initiative (GGI), a Pleasanton-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with the City of Pleasanton to create new educational materials to inform residents about recent changes in the community’s recycling and composting programs. The GGI has hired Pleasanton high school and …

After more than 20 years of community support and involvement, the East Bay Regional Park District has accepted 2,216 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land from the U.S. Navy for a future regional park. An additional 327 acres are set to transfer to the Park District at a later date.

At the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby meeting on June 27, Dr. Shi Ling Hsu by video and Evan Branning in person discussed the economic and personal costs of climate change.

With a few strokes of a pen at a media event, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty signed four contracts that will bring clean wind power from the Altamont and other carbon-free energy from various state locations to supply East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) customers.

Sign up for LARPD Ranger-Led Nature Programs for July on the LARPD website or call (925) 373-5700 to register. Visitors can also drop-in to a program and pay there, but by registering in advance, it would help ensure that the program will be held. Programs are subject to cancellation if ther…

SB 767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife (WPW) Committee on a 9 - 4 vote.

As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the District’s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bay’s evolving multi-cultural community. The…

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marked Go Green Initiative’s World Environment Day celebration, which raised money for its summer internship program. Students, PUSD staff, and community members gathered for a luncheon at the Veterans Memorial Building to recognize and support students who are workin…

As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become more active in many East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) parks, their natural habitat. They like to explore when the weather gets warm, which can lead to more encounters with humans and dogs. EBRPD is advising that the public take snake safety …

Beginning in June, most weekend programs offered by the LARPD rangers will be fee-based. For years, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has offered free weekend nature programs for park visitors. Even as neighboring park agencies moved to a fee-based reservation system for public…

Both time and location will change for the June meeting of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club. Because it is the final meeting until September, the Thursday, June 13, event will begin with a potluck dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Livermore Community Center, located at 4444 …

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Suspend disbelief momentarily, and imagine you are part of something much larger and much more important than whatever you presently believe is your role in life. Perhaps you can set aside your smartphone or other informing device of choice, walk outside, take a deep breath and let the spiri…

With the arrival of warm weather, rattlesnakes have been showing up in large numbers around the Tri-Valley, according to country dwellers and park rangers.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced a new funding opportunity, the Community Health Protection Grant Program, for Bay Area neighborhoods most impacted by air pollution. The Tri-Valley is an eligible community.

How much warmer is the Earth’s surface likely to become if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels double from pre-industrial levels, as is likely to happen later in this century at current rates?

According to Reverend Susan Hendershot, President of Regeneration Project and Interfaith Power, climate change is a moral issue. Her group responds to global warming by proposing energy conservation through faith based congregations. She spoke to the Tri-Valley Climate Change Lobby on video …

Every day is Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Park District, but it's always more special during the month of April when the Park District celebrates at multiple Earth Day events. Events are scheduled throughout the month of April.

SB767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, cleared its first hurdle last week.

Paul Robinson, former director of Sandia National laboratory, is the likely choice of the Trump White House to lead a scientific panel that will review the connection between climate change and national security, according to published news reports.

Students of all ages helped conduct audits of a full day’s lunch waste at all 15 Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) schools, including the central office, during the first quarter of 2019. With training and guidance from the Go Green Initiative, a Pleasanton-based 501(c)3, PUSD studen…

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), several special events and programs are planned, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts in the Parks, and a free multicultural festival. EBRPD is the largest park district in the nation with 25 million visi…

Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) has already resulted in California quarantines and caused more than one million bird deaths this year. Officials have not seen an outbreak this concerning since 2003.

Zone 7 Water District will hold a Lawn to Garden Party on Sunday, May 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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A single school is its own ecosystem – containing its own community, culture, and climate. Students and staff collectively decide what their school represents and what they are capable of when they work together to pursue a goal. At Altamont Creek Elementary in Livermore, the entire school h…

The annual plant sale of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club will be held at the parking lot of Amador Valley High School from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The school is located at 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

At the March 20 Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) meeting, the senior policy director for Ceres, also known as Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), spoke via video on climate change and how to be part of the solution. Ceres, a coalition of leading consumer-facing …

Join in a community celebration to honor planet Earth on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Learn about environmental issues and solutions, volunteer, showcase an organization or green business, visit organic wineries and gardens, learn about California native plants, and more!

Hope Hospice’s ninth annual Hike for Hope will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Participants can check-in at the Fiesta Grande picnic area and start their hike between 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event ends at 12:30 p.m.

Senator Steve Glazer has introduced a bill (SB 767) that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes. The measure was co-authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.

The Tri-Valley Conservancy, a local non-profit land trust, has updated its Mission and Vision to include expanded strategies. The goal is to help ensure that the community will always have the locally grown food and wine, fresh air, clean water, and parks and trails that only open spaces can…

The Alameda Creek Alliance has secured a settlement agreement with Caltrans regarding mitigation planting of native sycamore trees along Alameda Creek, as part of the agency’s Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Niles Canyon, east of Fremont. Under an agreement signed by an Alameda C…

Three key anniversaries in the history of climate change science are recognized this week in a commentary published by nearly a dozen climate researchers, including five from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby meeting of February 19 featured Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH with the National Environmental Health Organization discussing on video how climate change and environmental exposures affect physical and mental health.