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DUBLIN — Arun Goel, former Dublin councilmember and mayoral candidate, has been appointed to the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD), District 5.

REGIONAL, CA — Alameda County officials on Tuesday, Feb. 23, considered the idea of combining solar facilities with agricultural production for proposed developments in the region’s vacant lands.

DUBLIN — At a Feb. 16 city council meeting, all members voted unanimously to approve a resolution amending the general plan land-use designation at Sierra Court from business park and industrial to retail, office and automotive.

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing next week to consider the appeals of Friends of Livermore, Friends of Open Space and Vineyards, IP Aramis LLC (applicant), and Save North Livermore Valley, from the decision of the East County Board of Zoning Adjustments on N…

REGIONAL, CA - Debit cards loaded with money for the U.S. Treasury’s second economic payment designed to stimulate spending in the COVID pandemic economy were sent to millions of people.

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REGIONAL, CA — Alameda County recently joined forces with Stanford Healthcare-ValleyCare (SHVC) and Sutter Health to launch a new COVID-19 vaccine location on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

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LIVERMORE — A small plane with engine failure landed and struck a car on a road near the Livermore Municipal Airport on Tuesday shortly after takeoff, but no one was injured, police said.

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Following President Joe Biden’s order, cities around the Tri-Valley have joined the nation and U.S. embassies in lowering flags to half-mast through Friday, Feb. 26, in memory of the 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

Pleasanton resident Beth Hostelter, a registered nurse and director of Medicare Services for Albertsons Companies, has been named secretary of the board for the National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, a nationwide nonprofit advocacy organization.

The Alameda County Fair received top awards from the Western Fairs Association and the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for innovation and excellence in competitive exhibits, agricultural programs and marketing for 2020.

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A motorist struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on a Pleasanton street, police confirmed on Saturday.

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REGIONAL — Campaign and elections attorney Barry Fadem, who in the past has represented groups in the Tri-Valley, is a voice in the national conversation on the U.S. election system.

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REGIONAL — Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell said this week that although the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection on the capital, he and his fellow House Managers won their case and have effectively prevented Trump from ever holding office again.

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PLEASANTON —In an effort to retain some local control over state accessory dwelling unit (ADU) mandates, the city council recently voted to amend its master fee applications process while voting to eliminate future citywide construction of two-story ADUs.

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REGIONAL — As schools in the Tri-Valley and throughout California prepare for a return to the classroom, the state aims to provide virtual assistance with the planning process.

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REGIONAL — The Alameda Creek Alliance and Ohlone Audubon Society recently joined other environmental organizations in opposing the Aramis Solar Energy Generation and Storage project proposed for agricultural land in North Livermore, along Cayetano Creek.

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Pacific Gas & Electric and East Bay Community Energy announced last week that 400,000 Alameda County residential power customers will be charged based on when they use electricity beginning in May.

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REGIONAL — Line cooks are in the riskiest post-pandemic occupation, according to a deep study by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) that compared pre-pandemic and post-pandemic death statistics for 25 groups of occupations in a wide variety of fields.

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REGIONAL — A state agency that investigates workplace safety has fined the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) $2,440 for allegedly violating COVID-19 safety requirements possibly related to the death of a deputy who worked in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

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LIVERMORE — The Airport Commission voted unanimously this week to support KaiserAir’s development proposal that would put six corporate aircraft in the skies over Livermore, with talk of additional planes down the road.

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REGIONAL — A group of transportation officials on Thursday touted a massive rail project plan that would add a crossing from Oakland to San Francisco, add lines to allow commuting throughout Northern California, create 377,000 jobs and provide a $145 billion boost to the economy.

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Yuhui “Samantha” Wang, a cadet master sergeant with the California Civil Air Patrol’s Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156, has received the Air Force Association’s Outstanding CAP Squadron Cadet Award.

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Anup Singh, former director of the Center for Biological and Engineering Sciences at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named associate director for Engineering at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Although the annual candlelight vigil for Ilene Misheloff, who disappeared 32 years ago, was cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dublin police still posted messages online from Chief Garrett Holmes and the girl’s father, Mike Misheloff, to keep the investigation alive.

LIVERMORE — The Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee’s experts in viticulture, ranching and cannabis production are poised to dig deep into their respective fields to come up with a comprehensive list of proposed changes to Measure D, the county’s agriculture and open space initiat…

PLEASANTON — The Pleasanton Police Department (PPD) has placed an officer on administrative leave while investigating the officer's social media posts, including one related to a pro-President Trump rally around Jan. 6, a published report said.

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REGIONAL — During the Community of Character Collaborative annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Breakfast held Jan. 25, three individuals were recognized for carrying on Dr. King’s legacy.

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PLEASANTON — The city council recently amended a current policy that assists local first-time homebuyers.

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LIVERMORE — Planning Commissioner Gina Bonnano, who has spent nearly two decades in civic service and volunteering for nonprofit organizations, was sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the Livermore City Council.

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare will hold a community blood drive at the LifeStyleRX fitness center, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd. in Livermore, from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29.

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PLEASANTON — The Pleasanton City Council has approved the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) default service level of “Renewable 100” for municipal accounts, “Brilliant 100” for residential and commercial customer accounts, and “Bright Choice” for reduced-rate medical baseline programs.

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LIVERMORE — In an effort to address concerns of some families in the district, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Parent Club Information Council (PCIC) hosted a live leadership forum.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted the current shelter-in-place order, which has been in place since Dec. 7. Alameda County will move back to the restrictive Purple Tier in the State's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" (https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/) as of 11:59 p.m. tonight, Jan. 25.

Emily Wu, Managing Director for First Republic Bank’s East Bay Business Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF).

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Pleasanton resident Donald James has written a book about manners in the workplace based on advice gleaned from his mother and a long career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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LIVERMORE — Local business tolls continue to rise due to the shelter-in-place orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week another Livermore institution made the decision to close its doors for good.

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LIVERMORE — Following a discussion about the lengths and widths of cars and trucks, the Livermore Planning Commission recommended a plan Tuesday that will narrow some public and private parking stalls in downtown structures to create more places to park.

REGIONAL — In a recent letter submitted to the county, attorney Robert Selna — representing Save North Livermore Valley (SNLV) — stated the loss of acreage from the Aramis solar project should require the applicant to resubmit a conditional use permit (CUP) application.

LIVERMORE — A Sacramento County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Alameda County in the county’s challenge to an environmental impact report (EIR) that would have cleared the way to turn a biologically unique open space area into an off-road vehicle park.

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LIVERMORE — A 26-year-old man suffering from apparent mental illness has been charged with stabbing his father to death in their Livermore home, prosecutors said last week.

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DUBLIN — The city council has taken another step toward its commitment to a renewable and carbon-free footprint.

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REGIONAL — The race to inoculate as many people as possible is on, but doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use remain extremely limited, leading to health system bottlenecks and frustration for some trying to reserve a place in line.

PLEASANTON — The council will soon receive an update on the city’s ambitious water rehabilitation plan and consider a request for additional funding to evaluate wells.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he submitted his 2021 to 2022 state budget proposal to the legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it mos,t while making investments for an equi…

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LIVERMORE — Staff received an update on the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) this week. The first draft is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

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REGIONAL — As anti-incarceration advocates slammed the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for a recent spike of COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff inside the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, jail officials said Monday that quarantining and other procedures have slowed the spread.

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LIVERMORE — Lease negotiations between landowners and a green energy development company have soured, raising questions over the fate of the Aramis solar farm slated for hundreds of acres of farmland in North Livermore.