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Cherry Quintero lost her husband in 2019, leaving her a widow with three children and an uncertain future. For the Dublin resident, the emotional and financial challenges facing her seemed overwhelming.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY — Zone 7 directors have approved spending $2 million to design a facility to treat potential human health threats in Cope Lake’s water should chemicals accumulate above legally acceptable levels.

Do you have a hankering for 36-hour fermented sourdough levain and exquisite pastries from the famed Manresa Bread bakery in Los Gatos? Perhaps the best cheeses from Marin, fresh produce from Santa Cruz farms, cookies from Pacific Cookie Company and prepared food from an assortment of Penins…

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N95 respirator masks used in hospitals and other healthcare settings can be heated up to 167 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes without affecting the fit or their ability to filter airborne particles, according to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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The Justice Department’s independent watchdog said Friday he will investigate disclosures that the Trump Administration and two of its attorneys general used secret subpoenas to collect the phone records of two California Democratic lawmakers, including the Tri-Valley’s congressman Eric Swalwell.

Victoria Jones and Anthony Spezzano, from Livermore, and Justin Jerome, from Dublin, have been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. All three attend Saint Mary's College of California.

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Hope Hospice is asking the community to create or donate existing works of art for distribution to patients living in Tri-Valley care facilities.

The Tri-Valley Division of the California Retired Teachers Association has awarded scholarships to five local high school graduates who are planning careers in education. 

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced Monday this week that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has included $20 million that he requested for the Valley Link project in its Fiscal Year 2021 transportation spending bill.

Missing Man Ministry will celebrate its 10th anniversary on June 10 this week. The nonprofit organization assists widows and children grieving from the loss of their husbands and fathers. Before gaining 501c3 status, the organization was a men’s bible study group and evolved into an organiza…

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Public health officials charged with managing the COVID-19 pandemic will take a major step next week, when restrictions spelled out in California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy will be left behind.

Today the state announced that Alameda County has met the requirements to move to the Yellow Tier, and effective tomorrow, June 9, activities and businesses permitted in the Yellow Tier per the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy may resume or expand their operations. 

Trio 180, the resident faculty piano trio at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, will perform works by British-American classical composer Rebecca Clarke in an online concert sponsored by Del Valle Fine Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.

On Tuesday, a state task force to study reparations for Black people in California kicked off with a virtual inaugural convening and a pre-recorded message from Gov. Gavin Newsom. 

The pandemic slowed down many California school districts’ expansion of bilingual education programs, putting some new bilingual programs on hold. But now, several school districts are resuming their plans and enrolling students in new bilingual immersion programs in the fall. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.5 million to East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) and the cities of Richmond and Vallejo to identify and prepare contaminated properties known as “brownfields” for redevelopment. 

Let one of the top authorities in FamilySearch show you what is new in the internet’s largest free genealogical database on Monday, June 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

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Local gardener Dolores Bengtson will discuss “Garden Change Over Time” at the June 10 online meeting of the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club.

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Regardless if it was famed Greek philosopher Plato or some obscure writer in 1600s England writing Proverbs who coined the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” it is just as applicable in the 21st century as it was back then.

Tri-Valley Haven will host its annual fundraising Pace for Peace 5K/10K run/walk through scenic Livermore Wine Country on Saturday, Oct. 2. Tri-Valley Haven provides services, including temporary shelter, to children and adults who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or …

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is now accepting grant proposals for $34 million in funding from California’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

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Tri-Valley water agencies are asking customers to reduce their usage this year by 10% over 2020, after Alameda County was included in an emergency drought declaration issued by the state.

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After eight years of service, an East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) police horse named Dusty is hanging up his badge.  A 14-year-old buckskin quarter horse gelding originally from Lazy K Ranch, Dusty was honored with a farewell retirement ceremony where he said goodbye to some of his fa…

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The East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) hosted an awards ceremony for its first art, writing and video contest on May 26. 

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A controversial critic of climate science spoke at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory last week, repeating longstanding claims that fossil fuels are vital to the U.S. economy and climate change poses little threat.

With the wildfire season approaching, Listos California, a state-funded emergency preparedness campaign, will hold a free, online class from 9-11 a.m. on June 22 and 23, covering topics such as identifying risks and dangers, family evacuation planning, utility interruptions, and emotional support. 

The National Nurses Association is objecting to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) proposed relaxation of rules that have helped control the spread of the coronavirus.

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Las Positas College held a drive-thru graduation for its veteran graduates Saturday, May 22. The event was sponsored by Las Positas' Veterans First Program and included active military, veterans’ support groups and other veterans’ organizations. Seen here, Adeana Santos, Student Veterans Org…

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It’s been more than two decades since state officials first attempted to expand off-highway vehicle (OHV) access to the 3,100-acre Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area. But legislation intended to bring that effort to an end is advancing in both the state senate and assembly, with votes expected this June.

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Internationally known climate scientist Ben Santer will leave Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of September, unhappy that the Laboratory where he has worked for nearly 30 years is providing a speaking platform for a critic who not only rejects the seriousness of climate chan…

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There’s little doubt that the wine competition Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC) Executive Director Laura Mercier started 12 years ago to spotlight the wines grown in the Tri-Valley has been a resounding success.