Two Tri-Valley volunteer programs have received statewide recognition for their work to enhance and restore local creeks. The Tri-Valley Adopt a Creek Spot and Living Arroyos programs received Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Program Awards from the California Stormwater Quality Association.

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Hope Hospice, which provides care for those with a terminal illness, has begun recognizing former service members with a patriotic lapel pin that can be worn or placed in a bedside stand.

Tri-Valley Community Television has produced “election specials” covering nine local races, including mayor, city council, and school board seats for Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.

Two Tri-Valley volunteer programs have received statewide recognition for their work to enhance and restore local creeks. The Tri-Valley Adopt a Creek Spot and Living Arroyos programs received Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Program Awards from the California Stormwater Quality Association.

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On Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the district attorney’s office will participate in the 19th Drug Take Back Day. 

In a 3-2 split vote, the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) decided it will reopen with a hybrid schedule for elementary schools at the start of the new year.

Tri-Valley voters must weigh in on three important tax measures in Alameda County: one that would fund libraries, law enforcement, code enforcement and land-use planning in unincorporated areas for the next 12 years; another to fund programs to help the homeless and mentally ill; and a third…

The Livermore City Council met with City Manager Marc Roberts and City Attorney Jason Alcala behind closed doors Monday night to issue job performance evaluations, emerging after two hours to announce there was nothing to report to the public.

A contentious race for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat continues to heat up as both candidates file complaints against the other with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

In a Rae Dorough Speaker Series presentation that will be livestreamed next Thursday, Oct. 29, a former senior advisor in the Clinton White House will discuss social and economic inequalities and how to remedy them.

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East Bay Community Energy, a government-owned clean-energy agency, has awarded $10,000 each to 20 local charities and community service organizations and another $100,000 for workforce development efforts in Alameda County in its third round of COVID-19 relief grants.

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The state recently announced that Alameda County is in the orange tier of the color-coded four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy because it has met the state’s metrics for the tier for at least two weeks.

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A 14-year-old boy bicycling with his father in a remote area of Del Valle Regional Park southeast of Livermore was airlifted to UCSF Benihoff Children’s Hospital in Oakland Sunday morning after crashing and being knocked unconscious.

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OCT. 22 UPDATE: The City of Livermore’s Oct. 26 council meeting agenda, which was published Oct. 21, stated that the Eden Housing Development Agreement item has been removed.  

For almost three decades, volunteers with the Community Interfaith Student Support Program (CISSP) have distributed backpacks to needy students in the Livermore Valley Joint United School District, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year proved to be more of a challenge.

Tri-Valley Community Television has produced “election specials” covering nine local races, including mayor, city council, and school board seats for Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.

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The East County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) will review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Aramis Solar Energy Generation and Storage facility during a public hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m.The BZA will take public comments on the analysis dur…

The City of Dublin recently took a hard look at its affordable housing and plans to review final recommendations once staff compiles its next report.

Three candidates are in the running for the BART District 5 open seat – Mike Wallace, Steven Dunbar and incumbent John McPartland. District 5 covers Castro Valley, Cherryland, Dublin, Fairview, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol.

In a recent meeting, the Pleasanton City Council approved a police department request to enter into an agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to provide the department with the most current technology in body worn cameras, conducted energy devices (CEDs) and digital evidence storage.

Rep. Eric Swalwell faces a challenge for his 15th Congressional District seat from political-upstart Alison Hayden, a Republican candidate with a background in finance and education, but no experience in an elected office.

Democratic State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan received more than two-thirds of the vote in the March open primary race to keep her District 16 seat against sole Republican challenger Joseph Rubay.

Hundreds of pages of county emails obtained through a California Public Records Act request reveal the developer of the Aramis Solar Energy Generation and Storage facility believed that it had Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty’s early support.

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The West Dublin Alliance (WDA) announced this week that the lawsuit against the City of Dublin and Valley Christian Center (VCC) was officially settled on Sept. 28.

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A design from KTGY Architecture + Planning for the luxury Dublin development of Tassajara Hills was among the finalists in the 43rd Annual Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards sponsored by the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has notified customers in targeted portions of 21 counties about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) as early as Wednesday afternoon. Hot and dry conditions combined with expected high wind gusts pose an increased risk for damage to the …

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The nonprofit Culinary Angels, which provides nutrient-rich meals for cancer patients in the Tri-Valley area using locally grown organic produce, will host a virtual celebrity cookoff and fundraising raffle on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Education invites the public to a candidates’ forum, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., to learn about and submit questions to some of the candidates running for local offices in the upcoming election.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on Wednesday introduced the bipartisan Homicide Victims’ Families Rights Act of 2020, to give more rights to the families of homicide victims in federal cases.

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The Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) recently received $300,000 from the ALS CURE Project, a nonprofit organization founded by Mike Piscotty and his family.

The District 7 state senate race pits incumbent Democrat Steve Glazer, first elected five years ago, against a Republican newcomer, engineer Julie Mobley, who recently served on the Contra Costa County Grand Jury before entering politics.

The Pleasanton City Council in a special meeting last week adopted updates to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and agreed to the implementation of the Police Chief's Advisory Board.

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Ben Santer, the eminent Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientist, has won the Bert Bolin Award of the American Geophysical Union for “groundbreaking research … in global environmental change."

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On Sept. 30, the state announced its COVID-19 health equity metric, which requires counties like ours to ensure that the testing positivity rates in their most disadvantaged neighborhoods, defined as the lowest quartile of the U.S. Census Healthy Places Index for California (HPI), are within…

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A Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) assistant superintendent recently reported missing has been found dead in his sport utility vehicle at a Nevada lake, authorities said Thursday.Michael Biondi, 52, was found about noon Wednesday parked on the beach at Walker Lake, a r…

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The Dublin Unified School District held groundbreaking ceremonies this week for Emerald High School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2021.

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The Assistance League of Amador Valley, which in past years has purchased clothing for students returning to school, has instead purchased 400 headsets with microphones to support distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall, voters will choose two candidates for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Board of Trustees.

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority will resume charging fares for all Wheels, Rapid and Dial-a-Ride paratransit services beginning today (Oct. 1).

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company is changing the way it notifies customers when power may be shut off during severe weather to prevent wildfires.

Candidates running for the mayoral seat in Pleasanton met with The Independent this week to share their background, views and long-term goals.

Five candidates will campaign for three seats on the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) Board this November.

Three candidates are on the ballot for Dublin Mayor — Vice Mayor Arun Goel, Councilmember and former Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez, and Regina Pangelinan.

A small cluster of buildings on the east side of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will become the site of future collaborations between the Laboratory and University of California campuses.

The continued heavy pressure on park agencies as an essential service and limited staffing coupled with the out of massive control fires in the west is not sustainable without a greater investment in public lands stewardship

Earlier this month, Bay Area leaders shared personal stories via Zoom during a forum on race and racism sponsored by the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNA).

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On the cusp of diving into a civics lesson about the House of Representatives, Ms. Greer’s advanced placement (AP) government class at Livermore High School received a virtual visit from their own 15th Congressional District Representative, Eric Swalwell.

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The City of Pleasanton has acquired UVD Robots for additional sanitization in city facilities to further disinfect surface and airborne particles against COVID-19.

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Alameda County will wait at least two more weeks before deciding whether to allow additional sectors of the economy to reopen, although the county has moved into a lower-risk category under California’s four-tier, color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

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The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority has received an Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for 2020 from the American Public Transportation Association.

Bus stops along Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s Rapid Route 10R in Pleasanton will receive a facelift in the coming months with the installation of new passenger shelters and other amenities.

Sections of the Arroyo Mocho Trail will be closed this month as contractors work to stabilize the banks of the arroyo and restore parts of the hiking and biking trail through Livermore that were damaged by severe winter storms in 2017.