Alameda County — The Tri-Valley’s elected representative on the Alameda County Office of Education’s (ACOE) board insisted this week that she lives locally, saying allegations that she resides in Oregon and should resign her post are “politically motivated.”
Alameda County — With the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (WHPA) introduced in the House, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) recently visited an Alameda County Planned Parenthood facility to show support for women’s reproductive rights and advocate for the legislation.
Following The Independent's report last week that a deal had been reached to preserve Tesla Park, a state budget bill with provisions to protect the 3,100-acre site near Livermore from use as an off-road vehicle site passed the state legislature and was sent to the governor.
Alameda County — The organizations responsible for providing emergency ambulance service in Alameda County all appear to agree on one thing — emergency medical service (EMS) response times in the county are increasing.
Alameda County — A candidate to become Alameda County’s top prosecutor has accused District Attorney (DA) Nancy O’Malley and her staff of violating campaign practices by using government email accounts when they ran against each other four years ago.
Alameda County — Two Alameda County supervisors on Monday floated the idea of placing a moratorium on building new solar energy projects until the county can develop policies to address issues including their size, purpose and location.
The Alameda County Public Health Department is recommending that individuals with moderate to severely impaired immune systems receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Alameda County – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing the availability of $10 million to fund equipment replacement and supportive infrastructure projects for the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Program.
Sections of the Dublin/Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station parking garage at 5801 Owens Dr. in Pleasanton will be closed over the next eight weeks while lighting is being upgraded.
Missing Man Ministry, a Pleasanton-based nonprofit that helps families that have lost a husband or father, is asking for donations for a former Hayward family whose rental home was destroyed by fire on Mother’s Day this year.
Alameda County — State water officials reported last Thursday the shutdown of a hydroelectric power plant at Lake Oroville due to the lowest ever recorded reservoir water level.
Playfly Sports Properties and Black Bear Diner announce the signing of a three-year strategic partnership through 2024. Under terms of the partnership, Black Bear Diner will serve as the official family diner of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body for high sch…
Alameda County — U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) joined 24 other members of the California congressional delegation last week in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, voicing the state’s willingness to accept refugees evacuated during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The welcome also…
Alameda County — The Zone 7 board recently voted in favor of a 15% water conservation mandate for customers this fall, but directors quickly added that enforcement of such a demand lies with the water retailers.
REGIONAL — State lawmakers reached a deal Monday to protect the 3,100-acre Tesla Park site near Livermore from use as an off-road vehicle recreation area, bringing an apparent end to years of controversy over preserving the land, Tri-Valley State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s office said.
Alameda County — As the Alameda County Board of Supervisors considers how to redraw supervisorial districts this year, both elected officials and constituents alike have called for the public to offer input during hearings set from September through December.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) decided on Tuesday this week to form a subcommittee to examine the issues that rural landowners will face under the county ordinance that’s being created pursuant to state law regarding green waste.
Alameda County — A veteran San Francisco Police Department officer running for sheriff says recent deaths at Dublin’s Santa Rita Jail made her decide to run to unseat Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, who has held the post for 14 years.
Alameda County — The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and the union representing 600 of its employees announced Tuesday that they have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement that will ensure workers are paid the prevailing median wage in the Bay Area.
The Alameda County Fire Department will offer personal emergency preparedness training classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 14. The classes are free and will be conducted online.
Culinary Angels, a nonprofit that provides meals to residents of the Tri-Valley area with serious health issues, will host Cowboys & Cabernet, a fundraiser with food, wine, and live music, at McGrail Vineyards and Winery on Saturday, Sept. 11.
Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently announced that the new “Adventurefuls” cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
REGIONAL — Attorneys who sued Alameda County to improve conditions for inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin have reached a settlement that could bring mental health, suicide prevention and other reforms to the troubled institution.
Alameda County will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. with a memorial ceremony at the Alameda County Fairgrounds amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The popular summer food program, which offered free meals to students, will continue into the 2021-2022 school year. Sustained with subsidies from the federal and state governments, school districts are now seeking additional workers to serve the meals.
UPDATE: This story has been edited from its previous version, which was posted earlier in the day, to reflect the postponement of the strike.
The State Assembly last week approved a bill to streamline the permitting process for construction of the 42-mile Valley Link passenger rail project connecting the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and the Altamont Corridor Express.
With federal, pandemic-driven unemployment benefits set to expire next month, California is urging workers to apply for state benefits that will continue, including money for food, rent, utilities, and health insurance.
Alameda County — As Tri-Valley students return to campus full time, districts are experiencing a range of reactions from parents in response to the state’s mandates.
Alameda County — Jose M. Hernandez, a former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer and program manager, has been appointed to the Board of Regents for the University of California by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The East Bay Regional District Park (EBRPD) Board will hold an emergency meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. to address a looming worker strike.
Alameda County — Approximately 4,500 water rights holders have been ordered to stop pumping water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, as water supplies across the state dwindle under withering drought conditions.
Las Positas College will hold both in-person and digital auditions for its fall production of the Tony-award winning musical “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
Some 5,700 farmers from Fresno north to the Oregon border have been jolted by a ruling from the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that orders them to cease diverting water from nearby reservoirs.
Three national pet-products companies and the Target Corporation have agreed to pay fines totaling more than $1.75 million for marketing plastic, disposable dog-waste bags as biodegradable, according to Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.
On Aug. 13, Operation September Freedom (OSF) landed in Livermore to honor WWII veterans. The public was invited to be part of the historic experience by attending the Dream Flight event at the Livermore Municipal Airport.
Mickey Gantich, a Pearl Harbor survivor (USS Pennsylvania), talks with Noe Ortega, one of the recipients of the Sean Brock Foundation scholarships, awarded Aug. 11. The Veterans First Program at Las Positas College, along with American Legion Post 237 of Pleasanton, honored four Las Positas …
Tonya Higby’s husband, Doug, knew exactly what to look for July 29. That morning, a neighbor stopped him as he prepared to leave for work to tell him he’d seen someone suspicious about 4 a.m. near his Ford sport utility vehicle.
Alameda County — Tri-Valley schools are moving to comply with the state’s latest health mandate requiring all school staff to be fully vaccinated, or supply a weekly, negative COVID-19 test.
Two former Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies who directed inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin to throw bodily fluids on other inmates were sentenced Aug. 19 to more than four years in prison.
Alameda County — This week marks the first anniversary of the start of the SCU Lightning Complex, one of the state’s largest fires in recorded history. In the aftermath of that conflagration, agencies like the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and Save Mount Diablo (SMD) are taking the…
Alameda County — A United Nations report last week warned that a warming Earth is moving steadily toward climate disaster, with effects that are being felt now and that will get worse in the future — much worse, unless we make deep cuts to our emissions of greenhouse gases.
To honor the struggle for women’s suffrage, Tri-Valley Haven, a Livermore-based nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness, is inviting members of the community to decorate T-shirts based on the theme, “What Freedom Means to Me.”
Tri-Valley Haven will hold its annual Pace for Peace run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at 8 a.m. at the nonprofit’s community building, 3663 Pacific Ave. in Livermore.