The setting sun illuminates windblown plants at Sean Diamond Park, 4801 La Strada Drive, Dublin. The park, dedicated last year, is named after former Dublin resident Army Staff Sergeant Sean Diamond, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2009. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

Las Positas College, with its outstanding Veterans First Program, celebrates Veterans Day each year in style with keynote speakers, free lunch for veterans, and the appearance of a Huey helicopter. At bottom right is Dr. John Shirley, a WWII veteran and former Livermore mayor. (Photos - Doug…

Kids enjoy the Pool Pumpkin Patch, hosted by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD), at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center on Oct. 19. Dublin is hosting its Floating Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Wave, 4201 Central Parkway (Emerald Glen Park).…

ArtWalk, the Tri-Valley’s premiere one-day art festival, took place on Oct. 12 in downtown Livermore. More than 200 artists displayed their works alongside boutiques, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. The festive atmosphere included live music and performances by community cultural groups.…

On Sept. 28, Native American Day kicked off a month of free community cultural events at the Bankhead Theater Plaza in downtown Livermore. Next up will be Cheza Nami’s Taste of Africa on Oct. 5, and the Filipino Barrio Fiesta on Oct. 6. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)