Some of the Valley’s homeless camps are located near Zone 7 flood control arroyos, and have required the Valley water wholesaler to clean up human waste and trash using their own personnel in order to safeguard the quality of water that seeps into the underground aquifers.
More than 400 people gathered at Amador Valley High School on Jan 18 for a rally before marching down Main Street in Pleasanton supporting women’s rights. The second Tri-Valley Women’s March was held not only to remind and encourage women to vote, volunteer, and run for elected offices, but …
For the Tri-Valley, the March 3 Presidential Primary ballots will contain several state, Alameda County and local races, propositions and measures. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters expects more than 900,000 voters to cast ballots in this election.
A package of bills introduced in Sacramento by Sen. Steve Glazer, who represents the Tri-Valley, would require improved battery backup at cell towers during PG&E’s planned power outages.The bills also would require PG&E to have more battery packs available to people who need them to …
Weeks after police arrested the owner of two Livermore massage parlors, alleging Chinese immigrants were forced to work as prostitutes, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office unveiled a campaign to get the public to join in the fight against human trafficking.
Fields about six miles from downtown Livermore could soon be home to the Tri-Valley’s first legal marijuana farm, a 32,000-square-foot greenhouse that developers say could result in 20 to 30 jobs.
Growth and whether to alter County Measure D, which involves the county’s urban growth boundary, were the main topics debated by the four candidates running for the open 1st District seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
Local water agencies are moving ahead on a study of alternatives that could bring more water to the Tri-Valley to keep up with population growth. Part of the study would include educating water customers about the alternatives and their costs.
A Vallejo man has been charged with capital murder in connection with the death of a woman killed New Year’s Day during an attempted home invasion robbery in Dublin.
One kind act from 38 years ago has grown into a fund enabling Valley seniors on a tight budget to pay off bills for emergencies that suddenly arise.
Women being treated with chemotherapy for non-metastatic breast cancer are less likely to survive if they have too much fatty tissue, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente medical scientists.
ValleyCare Charitable Foundation (VCCF) on Monday announced it has met the Bring it Home Challenge and exceeded the $1 million fundraising goal for the Campaign for Stroke Care.
The Zone 7 Water Agency will hire a consultant to study PFAS and PFOS found in some of the district and figure out how they can eliminate any potential threat they may pose to drinking water.
The Independent’s own Doug Jorgensen, who has photographed the Tri-Valley for the newspaper for nearly 38 years, describes the images that he feels reflect the area over the past year.
Tracy Farhad, who for the last 14 years served as Executive Director at the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau, has been named the new CEO of Visit Tri-Valley. Farhad takes over the position from Barbara Steinfeld, who announced her retirement in October, effective January 6.
On January 18, a women's expo, rally, and march will commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing that the permissible burn season for stubble fires within the Bay Area closes on Tuesday, December 31. Under Air District policy, permissive burn days will not be declared when a Spare the Air Alert is in effect.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $1 million for research on insect-caused vineyard pathogens through the Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) grant program. The program is designed to reduce the use of chemical insecticides. The BIFS project will…
In early December, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC) was acquired by ANSYS, Inc. in a $784 million deal, making it the largest Tri-Valley acquisition of 2019.
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels Bus system and Dial-A-Ride paratransit service in the Tri-Valley, is seeking applications for alternates to serve on the Tri-Valley Accessible Advisory Committee (TAAC). Members on the TAAC represent the cities of …
Democratic incumbent House member Eric Swalwell will face seven opponents in the March 3 primary election, including three others from his own party.
As the U.S. population ages, a “silver tsunami” of deaths from heart disease is now afflicting the U.S., according to a report from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Division of Research.
Zone 7 Director Sarah Palmer lost her bid to become the next statewide vice-president of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), but said it was a good learning experience.
You tell your friends, relatives, doctors, pharmacists, “I never get the flu and have never gotten the shots. Why should I start now? The flu shots don’t protect me at a high enough percentage level to get the shot.” The answer can be found in statistics cited from the U.S. Centers for Disea…
Partners for Change Tri-Valley (PFCTV) has hired Annie Corbett, Ph.D., M.B.A., to lead the four- year-old Tri-Valley non-profit. Interested members of the community can meet Dr. Corbett and talk about PFCTV's mission and results at Asbury United Methodist Church, January 11, 2020 from 9am-11am.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, (D-Castro Valley, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and of the House Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following statement on Dec. 3 following the release of the House Democrats’ 300-page impeachment report.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the East Bay Regional Park District is honoring one of its earliest champions of parks and open space by renaming Redwood Regional Park after Aurelia Reinhardt. Official action to rename the p…
Most of us in the Tri-Valley have cars or use buses to get to doctor and dentist appointments, shopping and other services. What happens to those who don’t have, or can’t afford, what many consider their easily attainable every day transportation? In Livermore, Jacky Poulson decided to start…
“I was taught that a community is only as good as it treats its most vulnerable citizens. I was alarmed that a crucial program would be discontinued due to a lack of funding”, observed Jeff Katz, personally involved with helping senior citizens through the Senior Support Program of the Tri-V…
Nominations are being accepted for the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, honoring extraordinary women making a difference in the community. Honorees will be celebrated at the 27th Annual Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in early spring 2020, co-hosted by th…
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) has approved spending $500,000 for a program to support customers with medical need for reliable electricity.
Michael Tree has been recognized as the state’s top transit executive for 2019 by the California Transit Association. Tree is Executive Director of both the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) and Valley Link, which was formed in 2018.
Climate change is a cultural issue and necessitates changing our values and beliefs. That was the message from Andrew Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan. Hoffman spoke via video at the Tri-Valley Citizen’s Climate Lobby during their November meeting.
Veteran Zone 7 Water Agency Director Sarah Palmer is running to be the next Vice President of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).
Fishing enthusiasts take note! East Bay Regional Park District is planting some 500 pounds of lightning trout this week in each of four nearby lakes: Del Valle and Shadow Cliffs in the Livermore-Pleasanton area, as well as Quarry Lakes in Fremont and Lake Chabot in Castro Valley.
More than 300 area residents attended the local non-profit organization’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at Jeans & Jewels fundraiser on Friday, November 8. Guests “Rocked the Ranch” with delicious food, drinks, live music and a DF, and line dancing. The generous and dedicated supporters r…
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is partnering with MCE and the Transportation Authority of Marin to launch Drive Clean Bay Area, a consumer education program that offers a group purchase plan to lower the cost of electric vehicles for Bay Area customers.
Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV) held the first Tri-Valley 2040 Visioning Summit in partnership with the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
A prize-winning author last week described her personal journey to explore the challenging and sometimes brutal system faced by immigrants who arrived in U.S. without papers.
The charitable foundation supporting a newly-certified stroke program at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare announced a fundraising effort in which donations will be matched dollar for dollar by two local families that had life threatening experiences with stroke.
For 22 years, police in Livermore and Union City hoped to identify a man who brutally sexually assaulted two women as they walked along the street.
Valley Link is now officially asking the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) for an amendment to Measure BB, which would replace BART with Valley Link as the recipient of $400 million. BART’s extension to Livermore is now dead.
The Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), Richard Valle, who also serves on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, announced that Tess Lengyel will be the new Executive Director for Alameda CTC. The announcement comes following a national search to fill the p…
Voters will fill four Zone 7 Water Agency board seats in the March 3 ballot. Zone 7 elections occur in even-numbered years, at the state’s primary election time. In the past, those elections have occurred in June. But in 2020, the state’s presidential primary will be held March 3.
An acclaimed author next week will offer insights into the hope-filled, but sometimes agonizing, personal experiences of those caught up in the U.S. immigration system.
With 1st District Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announcing his retirement in 2020 after 24 years’ service, four hopefuls have announced they intend to run for the seat in the March 3, 2020 primary election.