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A controversial plan to build a 410-acre solar farm on open fields north of Livermore moved a step closer to reality Tuesday when a county panel granted a permit for the project.

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LIVERMORE — A man tied through DNA to two rapes that occurred more than two decades ago has killed himself, bringing a shocking end to a frightening case, prosecutors said.

LIVERMORE — Tensions ran high at a recent board meeting for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), as parents expressed their position on returning students to the classroom.

LIVERMORE — Ahead of an East County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) meeting set for next week, Save North Livermore Valley — a grassroots open space advocacy group — called on the community to urge county officials to preserve agricultural land.

The Livermore Cultural Arts Council is encouraging anyone with space that could be used for storage to consider donating the “gift of space” to one of its 29 member organizations.

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Boy Scout Troop 999’s annual Christmas tree lot in Livermore is the organization’s primary fundraising event for the year, helping to pay for camping and other Scout activities, but with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the troop is making alternative plans in case that doesn’t happen.

The City of Livermore is sponsoring a free community activity: a geocaching adventure with L'more the Basset Hound.

LIVERMORE — Ending years of discussions and delays, the Livermore City Council on Monday approved plans for a complete neighborhood of nearly 4,100 homes, with parks, office and retail space within walking distance of a train station to be built on the 580 Freeway.

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The Little Free Library will celebrate the opening of the first “Read in Color” book-sharing box in Livermore, at 1061 Bellflower St., from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21.

A Livermore man who told authorities he “sometimes gets angry about his sports teams” was sentenced last week in Columbus to a year and one day in federal prison for violently threatening the Ohio State University and its football team during a 2018 game against rival University of Michigan.

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Anantha Krishnan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) associate director for engineering, was named senior vice president of the Energy Group at General Atomics, an international defense and technology company based in San Diego.

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REGIONAL — At this week’s Alameda County Transportation and Planning Commission meeting, the supervisors showed a preference for a cannabis retail operation in South Livermore rather than North Livermore.

Councilman Bob Coomber, Vice-Mayor Bob Woerner, Mayor John Marchand, and Councilman Bob Carling cut the ribbon for Stockmen’s Park in Livermore in a virtual broadcast on the city’s website, on Friday, Oct. 23. Color guard was provided by the Livermore Army Recruiting Depot. Stockmen’s Park i…

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LIVERMORE — A small Livermore company has developed a 15-minute test for COVID-19 infection that it believes is accurate and cheap enough to change the way the disease is diagnosed in schools, airports and other settings.

The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Education Foundation are teaming up to help the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District purchase more than 1,000 Chromebook laptop computers.

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.

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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.  

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The City of Livermore, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) will recognize Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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.

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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…

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.