Health officials issued a press release July 11, indicating Alameda County will prohibit outdoor dining, but local leaders announced they will wait for further details to arrive early next week before adjusting enforcement.
As published by Alameda County Public Health Department in an emergency health release dated July 3, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is releasing eligible inmates with 180 days or less remaining on their sentence to parole or probation supervision prior to …
The Tri Valley Democratic Club has adopted a resolution calling for state and federal legislation to “hold corporate individuals criminally responsible for decisions that endanger the public whether they be deliberate or through negligence.”
While health officials tapped the brakes last week on Alameda County’s reopening schedule, the Tri-Valley’s cities show rates well below the county average.
Approximately 300 bills are currently pending on the state’s legislative floor. Bauer-Kahan has taken a strong position on many, including her own bill, AB 2626, aimed at closing the digital divide.
Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) have introduced a bill in Congress that would allow certain start-up businesses to defer their first-year payroll taxes to be paid over the next four years of operation.
To help out the hospitality sector hardest hit by business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Tri-Valley is providing 38 local hotels with facemasks, hand sanitizer and a free, one-year membership to the California Hotel & Lodging Association.
The Alameda County Workforce Development Board is encouraging job seekers to take advantage of Metrix Learning, an online training platform that assesses interests and skills gaps and then creates an individualized training plan. Access to the program is free.
Donald Trump must be defeated by a big margin in the upcoming presidential election, which is the most important in the nation’s history, according to Eric Swalwell – the Democratic congressman who represents portions of Alameda County including Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.
According to Dr. Fraser Shilling, “Failure to protect and restore wildlife movement will result in continued population declines, extinction of some species locally and wildlife-vehicle collisions, endangering public safety.”
Dr. Erica Pan — one of the key figures in the Bay Area’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — is leaving her post as Alameda County’s interim health officer and joining the California Department of Public Health in a new leadership position.
Alameda County District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty has been named Person of the Year for 2019 by the California Transportation Foundation.
Tanish Sathish, a sophomore at Irvington High School in Fremont, has launched a campaign, in partnership with the American Red Cross, to call attention to the need for convalescent plasma to fight COVID-19.
The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) recently approved an amendment to modify the restriction of the use of riding crops.
While two of the Tri-Valley’s cities recently appeared on a list placing police departments under the microscope, officials weighed in with insight on how change is already underway.
The Alameda County Public Health Department has received an $18,000 grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials to expand its efforts to warn residents about the dangers of smoke from wildfires.
On Sunday, June 21, San Ramon Valley Fire, Cal Fire and Alameda County Fire responded to a grass fire on Highland Road by Manning Road at the Alameda/Contra Costa county line. Fires have been breaking out due to warm weather and dry conditions. Joe Testa, Deputy Chief of the Livermore-Pleasa…
Although visitor centers and some other high-use areas in the East Bay Regional Parks are closed to avoid crowding during the coronavirus pandemic, the parks and trails are generally open for hiking, riding and bicycling.
More than 150 small businesses in Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and eastern Alameda County have received $5,000 each from the Alameda County District 1 Small Business Grant program to provide some relief from the loss of revenue sue to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tri-Valley Haven (TVH), a local nonprofit that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and poverty is commemorating Juneteenth, June 19.
The California Department of Public Health today, June 18, released updated guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settings.
Community activists brought an emotionally charged campaign to Alameda Supervisor Richard Valle’s Union City neighborhood on Sunday, demanding reversal of his recent vote to approve a three-year, $318 million spending package for Santa Rita Jail.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has introduced legislation that would make it a criminal offense for a state or federal employee, including members of Congress, to reveal the name of a government whistleblower.
Just weeks after its official launch, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund has awarded six grants of $10,000 each to organizations considered critical safety net providers for high-risk populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare skilled nursing facility closed in what officials reported to be a precautionary measure for elderly patients at risk of contracting COVID-19, some of the 44 staff members who lost their jobs have different theories.
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s proposed reorganization plan after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the disastrous and costly wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The plan still must be approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
As much of the state is on a path toward easing shelter-in-place restrictions, Alameda County is struggling with an increase in COVID-19 infections and resultant hospitalizations that make it difficult to get the county moving toward recovery.
Alameda County will waive penalties for late payment of property taxes, due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, through May 6, 2012, according to county tax collector Henry Levy.
In a show of solidarity with African Americans, the Livermore-Pleasanton Interfaith Clergy Association calls the community of Livermore to step outside their homes, Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., to be visible on the street.
With restrictions on work and travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to ease, Bay Area Rapid Transit is hoping to ease riders’ concerns with an extensive plan to ensure health and safety.
Alameda County planners are soliciting public input on a green energy developer’s application to construct a sprawling solar farm and battery power storage facility on 580 acres of mostly grazing land about 2 miles north of Livermore.
“My tummy hurts.” When a child utters those words at school, the school nurse is there to offer care and comfort. When asthma attacks, the school nurse is there to alleviate breathing difficulties. When a student with Type 1 diabetes needs blood sugar monitoring or an insulin injection, the …
The state Public Utilities Commission has imposed nearly $2 billion in penalties on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the utility’s role in Northern California’s catastrophic 2017 and 2018 wildfires.
The Independent recently named Aly Brown as the new editor, replacing Janet Armantrout, who held the position since 1989 before her death last August.
Businesses in Alameda County have an additional three weeks this year to file their personal property statements with the county assessor.
Sixteen winning entries in the annual anti-tobacco Public Service Announcement Awards program for students in Alameda County were recognized in an online presentation this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As cities and counties throughout California struggle to manage the overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, local agencies are working to provide services to homeless residents, a task that is difficult even in the best of times.
The Stupski Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, has committed up to $50,000 to match donations to the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation in support of Tri-Valley community health efforts.
As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not threat enough, another pandemic is creeping slowly but steadily across the globe, killing people in the tens of thousands and threatening to surpass cancer as a cause of mortality over the next few decades.
With warmer weather, the East Bay Regional Park District is cautioning hikers to watch for rattlesnakes along the more than 1,300 miles of public trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.