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Granada High School graduates donning caps and gowns survey photos posted in celebration of the Class of 2021. Granada held its graduation ceremony June 11. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

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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 Livermore Public Library, in partnership with Axis Community Health, will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines during a Zoom-based meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, June 28.

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Cherry Quintero lost her husband in 2019, leaving her a widow with three children and an uncertain future. For the Dublin resident, the emotional and financial challenges facing her seemed overwhelming.

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California residents no longer have to worry about losing their COVID-19 vaccination record card as state officials announced the availability of a digital version of the card issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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ALAMEDA COUNTY — Zone 7 directors have approved spending $2 million to design a facility to treat potential human health threats in Cope Lake’s water should chemicals accumulate above legally acceptable levels.

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The California Automotive Retailing Group, based in Dublin and owned by Inder and Jessie Dosanjh, broke ground May 27 on a new 32,000-square-foot Nissan dealership on the city’s east side.

LIVERMORE — The City of Livermore completed the first phase of its effort to enhance safety and mobility of multiple modes of transportation along East Avenue when it conducted a third community workshop last week.

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In response to the State Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) statement that the city has not done enough to meet low-income housing mandates, Dublin has hired a specialist to help the city streamline the state's requirements.

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Livermore artist Dennis Baker and Anne Giancola, president of the Alliance for the Visual Arts, are organizing a Tri Valley Artist Studio tour for the fall.

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PLEASANTON — Units from the Pleasanton Police Department (PPD) and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) responded to a collision involving a Union Pacific train and a vehicle today around 3 p.m. No injuries were reported. 

Do you have a hankering for 36-hour fermented sourdough levain and exquisite pastries from the famed Manresa Bread bakery in Los Gatos? Perhaps the best cheeses from Marin, fresh produce from Santa Cruz farms, cookies from Pacific Cookie Company and prepared food from an assortment of Penins…

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) this week announced a nearly 60-event lineup for the 2021-2022 “Bankhead Presents” season at the Bankhead Theater, beginning in September with the return of the “Brilliance at the Bankhead” gala starring Grammy Award-winning singer Vanessa …

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N95 respirator masks used in hospitals and other healthcare settings can be heated up to 167 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes without affecting the fit or their ability to filter airborne particles, according to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

The Livermore Public Library will offer outdoor STEM classes this summer for children in grades 1-5. The classes are designed to help young students develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (known collectively as STEM) through hands-on activities.

Lilia Tsui, who teaches English at Dublin, works with those who need help understanding the local school system. This year, she also worked with the community to launch “Voces con Poder,” a forum for families to ask questions, provide feedback, and offer suggestions in both Spanish and English. 

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Olivia Turner, 18, a member of Livermore Girl Scout Troop 30084, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. To earn the Gold Award, considered the highest award in Girl Scouting, a Scout must complete a project that provides a lasting benefit to the community.

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The Justice Department’s independent watchdog said Friday he will investigate disclosures that the Trump Administration and two of its attorneys general used secret subpoenas to collect the phone records of two California Democratic lawmakers, including the Tri-Valley’s congressman Eric Swalwell.

Victoria Jones and Anthony Spezzano, from Livermore, and Justin Jerome, from Dublin, have been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. All three attend Saint Mary's College of California.

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Hope Hospice is asking the community to create or donate existing works of art for distribution to patients living in Tri-Valley care facilities.

The Tri-Valley Division of the California Retired Teachers Association has awarded scholarships to five local high school graduates who are planning careers in education. 

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In 1963, a young, aspiring journalist with barely a penny to her name raised funds from investors she met by chance, and founded the Livermore Independent.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced Monday this week that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has included $20 million that he requested for the Valley Link project in its Fiscal Year 2021 transportation spending bill.

Missing Man Ministry will celebrate its 10th anniversary on June 10 this week. The nonprofit organization assists widows and children grieving from the loss of their husbands and fathers. Before gaining 501c3 status, the organization was a men’s bible study group and evolved into an organiza…

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Public health officials charged with managing the COVID-19 pandemic will take a major step next week, when restrictions spelled out in California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy will be left behind.

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Jose De Jesus Hernandez III was a natural. As a child, he motorized his LEGOs. As an adult, he rebuilt cars, tuned them and made them faster. He built drones and took videos from “beautiful viewpoints.”

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Livermore Pride put on a "Pride Prom Photo Shoot" Saturday, June 5, at Wingen Bakery in downtown Livermore. Participants had their photos taken by Brittni Kiick, photographer and city councilmember, and enjoyed a meal together. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

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Plans for 10x Genomics’ new campus on Springdale Avenue and the expansion of its primary site on Stoneridge Mall Road recently took another step forward. 

Today the state announced that Alameda County has met the requirements to move to the Yellow Tier, and effective tomorrow, June 9, activities and businesses permitted in the Yellow Tier per the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy may resume or expand their operations. 

The pandemic slowed down many California school districts’ expansion of bilingual education programs, putting some new bilingual programs on hold. But now, several school districts are resuming their plans and enrolling students in new bilingual immersion programs in the fall. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.5 million to East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) and the cities of Richmond and Vallejo to identify and prepare contaminated properties known as “brownfields” for redevelopment. 

The Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Medical System mobile outreach team will provide free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, June 14, at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Road.

Let one of the top authorities in FamilySearch show you what is new in the internet’s largest free genealogical database on Monday, June 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

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Local gardener Dolores Bengtson will discuss “Garden Change Over Time” at the June 10 online meeting of the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club.

Tri-Valley Haven will host its annual fundraising Pace for Peace 5K/10K run/walk through scenic Livermore Wine Country on Saturday, Oct. 2. Tri-Valley Haven provides services, including temporary shelter, to children and adults who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or …

Recently, 14 kindergarten through high school teams from Dublin competed in the Destination Imagination program, on both regional and state levels. Of the teams, nine placed in the top three of their categories and earned the right to present at the Virtual Global Finals event in June. Teams…

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is now accepting grant proposals for $34 million in funding from California’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

Dublin is seeking community input for a planned update to its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, designed to ensure that walking and biking in Dublin is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for all ages and abilities.

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Tri-Valley water agencies are asking customers to reduce their usage this year by 10% over 2020, after Alameda County was included in an emergency drought declaration issued by the state.

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After eight years of service, an East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) police horse named Dusty is hanging up his badge.  A 14-year-old buckskin quarter horse gelding originally from Lazy K Ranch, Dusty was honored with a farewell retirement ceremony where he said goodbye to some of his fa…

Graduation ceremonies for Village High School, an alternative school operated by the Pleasanton Unified School District, will be broadcast by Tri-Valley Community Television through July on TV28 and streamed at www.tv28.org. Graduation ceremonies were held May 26. For the broadcast schedule,…

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Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, a little western wear shop — widely known for its life-size horse statue named Gus — will close.

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A group of Pleasanton residents joined veterans from American Legion Post 237 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Also joining the veterans were members of the Pleasanton Police Department. The ceremony consisted of lowerin…

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Margaret Johnson is a resident at the Parkview Assistant Living in Pleasanton. She celebrated her 100th Birthday on May 30, 2021. Margaret served in the U.S. Army during World War II. She was acknowledged and received a Certificate of Honor and a Military Challenge Coin presented by Rich Ghe…

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Members of the Team Fremont Bank took to the roads of North Livermore for their annual Tour de Cure bike ride Saturday, May 22. The ride is a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Riders started early in the morning on 20- and 15-mile loops, leaving from Fremont Bank’s Livermore …

The Dublin City Council will raise a Progress Pride flag at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.  

With the wildfire season approaching, Listos California, a state-funded emergency preparedness campaign, will hold a free, online class from 9-11 a.m. on June 22 and 23, covering topics such as identifying risks and dangers, family evacuation planning, utility interruptions, and emotional support. 

Dublin Police Services will hold its annual Youth Academy from June 14-18. The program is free and open to students from 14-18 years old who have an interest in criminal justice. 

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Dublin broke ground last week on the third phase of improvements to Fallon Sports Park. The remaining 14 acres of the 60-acre community park will include a cricket field, four sand volleyball courts, two Little League fields, and multi-sport batting cages. The projected cost of the improveme…