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The City of Dublin has a poverty rate of 4.01 percent, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are facing health and economic burdens. 

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PLEASANTON — In a meeting with over 200 participants, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayor Karla Brown’s first State of the City address on Tuesday, March 9.

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The City of Dublin celebrated the return of fall with its annual Harvest Fair at Dublin Heritage Park and Museums on Donlon Way, Saturday, Oct. 9. Families came out to enjoy face painting, wagon rides and crafts, while also learning traditional skills, such as apple peeling, cow milking and …

The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) marked National Preparedness Month in September by encouraging its customers to prepare an emergency kit with enough food, water, and other necessary supplies to last several days in case of an emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake…

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Alameda County — Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new law to crack down on illegal street racing and "sideshows," a problem that has recently emerged on rural roads near Livermore.

Organizers of Livermore Pride, a local nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ+ community, equity, and inclusion -- announced the schedule of performances and activities for its annual Pride Festival, taking place on Oct. 16, at Carnegie Park, 2155 Third St., in Livermore, from noon to 5 p.m. 

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Livermore Downtown Inc. put on its annual Witches Night Out, Wednesday, Oct. 6. Attendees grabbed their brooms and headed downtown for a night of dinner, drinks and shopping. (Photos - Dawnmarie Fehr)

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Alameda County — Falck Alameda County — the provider of emergency ambulance services for much of Alameda County — has until Oct. 19 to provide a corrective action plan after the company failed to meet its contractual emergency response times across its service area in August.

Music historian Keith Hatschek, former director of the Music Management program at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, will explore the role of “the answer song” in popular American music in an online presentation sponsored by the Livermore Public Library at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30.

The Livermore Public Library will host an online lecture by Marisa Villegas-Ramirez, a specialist in Latino student achievement for the Oakland Unified School District, on Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous identity in American history on Tuesday, Oct. 12. 

Livermore has introduced updated, mobile-friendly websites for the city, the Livermore Public Library and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

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PLEASANTON — The city council held a joint meeting with the school district last week to review the status of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program and a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) that could be approved in November.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a state budget bill with provisions to protect the 3,100-acre Tesla Park site near Livermore from use as an off-road vehicle park.

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An emblematic ribbon-cutting was held by East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) at the Scott Haggerty Wind Energy Center in the Altamont Pass last Friday to mark the start of commercial operations.

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LIVERMORE — The city council this week enacted the next stage of the water shortage contingency plan, bringing the city to a 15% mandatory conservation level.

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Alameda County — Pressure on Falck Northern California, the provider of emergency ambulance service for much of Alameda County, appears to be building in the wake of increasing emergency medical response times across the county.

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REGIONAL — Amazon has purchased a huge land parcel on the edge of East Pleasanton to build a warehouse that would serve the East Bay region, company officials said.

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Alameda County — With the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (WHPA) introduced in the House, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) recently visited an Alameda County Planned Parenthood facility to show support for women’s reproductive rights and advocate for the legislation.

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Pleasanton Police Department (PPD) officers discovered one adult male and one adult female deceased inside a vehicle after reporting to the area of Pimlico Drive near the I-580 sound wall, Saturday, Sept. 18.

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Following The Independent's report last week that a deal had been reached to preserve Tesla Park, a state budget bill with provisions to protect the 3,100-acre site near Livermore from use as an off-road vehicle site passed the state legislature and was sent to the governor.

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LIVERMORE — In a unanimous decision this week, the city council approved resolutions that could establish the Livermore Valley Wine Heritage District (LVWHD) — expected to generate $693,000 in its first year to support local winemakers.

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PLEASANTON — With water rates going up in the city, residents might be inclined to get out the shower buckets to avoid wasting too much water.

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Alameda County — The organizations responsible for providing emergency ambulance service in Alameda County all appear to agree on one thing — emergency medical service (EMS) response times in the county are increasing.

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Alameda County — A candidate to become Alameda County’s top prosecutor has accused District Attorney (DA) Nancy O’Malley and her staff of violating campaign practices by using government email accounts when they ran against each other four years ago.

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Alameda County — Two Alameda County supervisors on Monday floated the idea of placing a moratorium on building new solar energy projects until the county can develop policies to address issues including their size, purpose and location.

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is urging customers to be vigilant of potential utility scams and to know what steps they can take to keep from becoming a victim.

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REGIONAL — State lawmakers reached a deal Monday to protect the 3,100-acre Tesla Park site near Livermore from use as an off-road vehicle recreation area, bringing an apparent end to years of controversy over preserving the land, Tri-Valley State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s office said.

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A detour on the Iron Horse Trail between Dougherty Road and the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station will likely be in place at least through next September to accommodate construction for three different projects.

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PLEASANTON — The city recently began installing a large filtration device to capture trash floating through Pleasanton's storm drain system to prevent it from making its way to the San Francisco Bay.

Reshma Singh, Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory program director, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Camp Parks in Dublin on Aug. 19. Officials celebrated the construction of the first of 10 nodes of a Resilient Replicable Modular Microgrid (R2M2), a backup solar power generator …