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The Honors Symphonic Band at Livermore High School (LHS) placed first in the 4A division and second overall last month in the concert competition of the 48th annual Foothill Band Review.

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Deacon Dave’s annual Christmas display, seen above in previous years, will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 2. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Christmas Procession down Hillcrest Avenue in Livermore. The location of Deacon Dave’s, Casa del Pomba (Portuguese for …

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In keeping with its annual Thanksgiving tradition, this past Saturday the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley donated turkeys and grocery gift cards to Livermore families whose children attend CAPE Head Start Preschool.

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The Veterans Affair’s Palo Alto Health Care System mobile medical outreach van will be at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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The Livermore Lions Club is holding its annual Student Speakers Contest next February in Livermore. This contest provides scholarships for high school students in grades 9-12. Each participant will give a 5 to 10 speech on the topic “Social Media: Connects Us or Isolates Us?”

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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) has received a $6.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) magnet program at Marylin Avenue Elementary School.

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The Valley Dance Theatre’s annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will open at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore with a matinee and evening performances on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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From left, Mony Nop and Sophie Mao got into the spirit of the season during Nop’s annual Turkey Drop in Livermore. All donations benefited Tri-Valley Haven.

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The Foothill High School football team was defeated by San Ramon Valley High School 42-13 in the semi-finals of the North Coast Section Division II Playoffs on Nov. 19. The Falcons season ends as they finish the year 7-5.

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The Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will host its annual “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah” presentation at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., in Livermore.

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The Livermore Police Department collected 94 guns during a buyback program on Saturday, Nov. 5, including a gun that had been reported stolen.

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LIVERMORE — Saying the arts contribute to Livermore’s livability and economic strength, city officials on Monday unveiled “Creative Livermore,” a study to begin a 10-year effort to bolster the city’s current cultural venues and expand its future offerings.

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The Amador Valley High School girls’ water polo team defeated Redwood High School 5-3 in the North Coast Section Division II quarterfinals on Nov. 9 and then advanced to the NCS championships on Nov. 12 where they were defeated by Las Lomas High School 6-5 in a heartbreaking match.

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The Livermore Public Library and the Livermore Filipino-American Organization (LFAO) will co-host a workshop to make traditional star-shaped holiday lanterns of paper and bamboo, known as “parols,” at 2 p.m., in Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. The LFAO wi…

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The San Francisco Opera (SFO) has awarded bass-baritone Philip Skinner, a Livermore favorite, its highest award, the San Francisco Opera Medal.

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The seventh annual Mony Nop Turkey Drop to benefit Tri-Valley Haven, a Livermore-based nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20.

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The Thantra School of Arts performs traditional dances in front of the Bankhead Theater during the Diwali Festival of Lights on Sunday, Nov. 6. The event is an ancient Hindu celebration marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Diwali is celebrated every autumn or spring in South Asian co…

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The Livermore High football team defeated the Granada Matadors 42-28 on Nov. 3, finishing the regular season with a 6-2 record on the season.

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Tri-Valley Haven, a Livermore-based nonprofit organization, will offer a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Tri-Valley Haven Community Building, 3663 Pacific Ave., in Livermore.

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LIVERMORE – High school bards in the Livermore area are invited to pen their finest poems for an opportunity to become a Teen Poet of the Trimester.

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Halloween revelers celebrated the spirit of the season during last weekend’s Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day at Stockmen’s Park in Livermore. Sponsored by Livermore Downtown, the day included a costume contest, trick-or-treating and plenty of family-friendly activities.

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The Livermore High School football team defeated the Dougherty Valley Wildcats 48-16 at home on Oct. 21. Livermore bounces back after losing their first game of the year the week before against Foothill.

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The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce presented #LivValBiz Awards for 2022 to six local businesses last week, recognizing the best, brightest, and most promising members of the business community, according to Jody Amos, who chairs the chamber’s board of directors.

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Teenage poets are being encouraged to submit entries for Livermore’s Teen Poet of the Trimester contest, organized by the city’s poet laureate, Peggy Schimmelman.

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Carl Bernstein, one half of the Washington Post investigative team that broke the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of then-President Richard Nixon in 1974, will discuss his 50-year career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, best-selling author, and political analyst during an …

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Before moving fully into holiday mode for its 15th Anniversary Season, The Bankhead is delighted to welcome to the stage some fabulous music performances and concerts in the coming weeks. From the Tribute to Count Basie and Duke Ellington bringing all the best of the big band era on Sunday, …