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Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Jack Balch pulled his nomination papers today, the first day available to do so, formalizing his candidacy for Pleasanton City Council in the Nov. 3, 2020 election.

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Health officials issued a press release July 11, indicating Alameda County will prohibit outdoor dining, but local leaders announced they will wait for further details to arrive early next week before adjusting enforcement.

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Health officials issued a press release July 11, indicating Alameda County will prohibit outdoor dining, but local leaders announced they will wait for further details to arrive early next week before adjusting enforcement.

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As published by Alameda County Public Health Department in an emergency health release dated July 3, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is releasing eligible inmates with 180 days or less remaining on their sentence to parole or probation supervision prior to …


A spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs Sierra Pacific Network recently confirmed that the Livermore Community Living Center (CLC) is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.

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A newspaper icon and longtime Livermore resident Barry Schrader recently died at the age of 79, leaving behind the memory of a man who helped shape the Tri-Valley.

Approximately 300 bills are currently pending on the state’s legislative floor. Bauer-Kahan has taken a strong position on many, including her own bill, AB 2626, aimed at closing the digital divide.

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After an on-again, off-again delay, Dublin teachers welcomed the raise that the teachers union had ratified and signed on May 11, thanks to an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature on June 22 that will provide the money enabling Dublin to make the raises.

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The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has adopted an ordinance that links the open hours for parks and other districts facilities to the rising and setting sun, rather than the clock.

The Alameda County Workforce Development Board is encouraging job seekers to take advantage of Metrix Learning, an online training platform that assesses interests and skills gaps and then creates an individualized training plan. Access to the program is free.

A proposal to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Livermore near I-580 continues to move forward, nearly three years after a developer first proposed to bring the popular fast food restaurant to the site.

Donald Trump must be defeated by a big margin in the upcoming presidential election, which is the most important in the nation’s history, according to Eric Swalwell – the Democratic congressman who represents portions of Alameda County including Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.

According to Dr. Fraser Shilling, “Failure to protect and restore wildlife movement will result in continued population declines, extinction of some species locally and wildlife-vehicle collisions, endangering public safety.”

Dr. Erica Pan — one of the key figures in the Bay Area’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — is leaving her post as Alameda County’s interim health officer and joining the California Department of Public Health in a new leadership position.

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s board of education approved a $147.3 million budget last week that’s more of a placeholder, as schools around the state already expect some relief from anticipated funding cuts in the state budget.

Tanish Sathish, a sophomore at Irvington High School in Fremont, has launched a campaign, in partnership with the American Red Cross, to call attention to the need for convalescent plasma to fight COVID-19.


Gillig, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses headquartered in Livermore, has laid off an unspecified number of workers. However, some sources have provided numbers.

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will hold a Board Candidate Information Night at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, July 7, for anyone interested in running for either of the two seats on the Board of Education up for election in November.


To encourage people to return to downtown Livermore, the city will close six blocks of First Street – from Maple to L Street - to vehicles starting mid-morning on Friday, June 26, through the weekend. J and K streets will also be closed to vehicles between First and Second streets during the…

Chris Miller, who has organized local support for military families for 30 years, and Joyce and Bob Shapiro, who have headed up numerous business and community organizations in Pleasanton, are recipients of the 2020 Ed Kinney Community Patriot Awards, presented by the nonprofit Make a Differ…

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV), a Pleasanton-based company, is engaged in an effort to identify the challenges and opportunities likely to be experienced over the next 20 years, while maximizing those opportunities for the Tri-Valley.


Using a personal 3-D printer, Kai Gottschalk, a member of Boy Scout Troop 941 in Pleasanton, has produced nearly 4,000 protective face shields for healthcare providers and other front-line workers across the country.

Although visitor centers and some other high-use areas in the East Bay Regional Parks are closed to avoid crowding during the coronavirus pandemic, the parks and trails are generally open for hiking, riding and bicycling.

More than 150 small businesses in Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and eastern Alameda County have received $5,000 each from the Alameda County District 1 Small Business Grant program to provide some relief from the loss of revenue sue to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by the Livermore Schools Lunch Program serving more than 162,000 meals to children since March, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation said their fundraising event will now benefit the school district’s meal distribution program.

Tri-Valley Haven (TVH), a local nonprofit that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and poverty is commemorating Juneteenth, June 19.

The Dublin City Council passed a two-year budget that members believe will add enough flexibility to meet future economic challenges from COVID-19, and also help satisfy requests from some of its residents for a more transparent look at the city’s police department.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant shelter-in-place order in effect in Alameda County are taking a growing toll on Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) finances.

Community activists brought an emotionally charged campaign to Alameda Supervisor Richard Valle’s Union City neighborhood on Sunday, demanding reversal of his recent vote to approve a three-year, $318 million spending package for Santa Rita Jail.

Livermore schools are already looking toward the coming academic year to address the technology needs of all students, whether they head back to campus or continue at-home education.


UPDATE: After this article was published on June 17, Hayden posted an apology letter (dated June 16) to the CFMA’s website. Livermore, its downtown association and Livermore Pride issued a joint statement condemning the incident. Los Altos also decided to suspend its farmer’s market this wee…

A fire at a building on Hayes Avenue in Livermore Tuesday, June 16, destroyed two second-floor apartments and resulted in smoke and water damage to several adjacent units, according to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.


On June 15, at 10:45 a.m., a two-alarm vegetation fire broke out in South Livermore. The fire was contained to private property and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) property just south of the Veteran’s Administration site.

While the Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare skilled nursing facility closed in what officials reported to be a precautionary measure for elderly patients at risk of contracting COVID-19, some of the 44 staff members who lost their jobs have different theories.

In a speech praised by his colleagues for its eloquence, Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai summed up what the nation and its politicians should do right now: talk about the oppression of African Americans, gay people and other repressed minorities until there is a true end to victimization …

The Dublin City Council last week took another step toward building a 138-room Cambria chain hotel for business travelers at an entrance to the city’s downtown.

The Livermore City Council committed on Monday to move quickly to enact comprehensive reforms, inspired by mostly peaceful protests around the world sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Alameda County has opened a drive-thru emergency food distribution site at the county fairgrounds in Pleasanton with pre-packaged boxes of food, including meat, cheese and fresh produce, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s proposed reorganization plan after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the disastrous and costly wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The plan still must be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

A curfew ordered Monday, June 1, by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of widespread protests over police treatment of African-Americans was cancelled today.

As much of the state is on a path toward easing shelter-in-place restrictions, Alameda County is struggling with an increase in COVID-19 infections and resultant hospitalizations that make it difficult to get the county moving toward recovery.

The City of Livermore issued a compliance order to residents along Lomitas Avenue last week, but the group plans to appeal, claiming the city has no right to demand they fund a public project.

A plan to transform hundreds of acres of leased ranchland into a massive solar farm is drawing concern from residents of the North Livermore Valley who want to protect property values, viewsheds and a way of life they say is under threat.