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…

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“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…

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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…

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) headlined a fundraising reception on Sunday night for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) at the Pleasanton home of businessman Joe Johal. More than 250 people attended the event.

Young Republican voters are as concerned about climate change as their Democratic counterparts. That was the message given by Alexander Posner, founder and president of Students for Carbon Dividends, on the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby’s October video.

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan could not believe the huge number of bills she would be reviewing in the State Assembly after being elected to represent the 16th district, encompassing the Tri-Valley and LaMorinda. At a Community Town Hall meeting Oct. 23 in Pleasanton, she noted that most of her bills …

Cutbacks in state transportation funding have led to pushing back the projected opening date for Valley Link to 2027, instead of 2024.

On Oct. 29, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to add "mutton busting" to the list of prohibited events in the county rodeo ordinance. Mutton busting is a rodeo event where young children ride on the backs of sheep – a ride that may last only seconds as the sheep try to tos…

At their Oct. 9 meeting, the Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board approved the Project Feasibility Report for Valley Link, a rail service envisioned to conveniently connect San Joaquin Valley communities and Livermore with the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, includin…

Former White House counsel John Dean didn’t mince words when comparing his former boss, Richard Nixon, with Donald Trump. “I think that this president is going to make Richard Nixon look like a choir boy” said Dean, a key figure in the Watergate coverup that brought down Nixon’s presidency in 1974.

Tourists to the Tri-Valley spent more in 2018 than they did the previous year; 51 tour operators in China selling the Tri-Valley produced just under 7,300 room nights and generated about $2.38 million in media coverage.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) recently introduced the Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act to help the United States develop the technical expertise and production capabilities to assure a long-term, secure and sustainable supply of energy critical elements (ECEs).

As the Tri-Valley continues its ascendancy as a technology and innovation powerhouse, Lenny Mendonca, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor, served as the keynote speaker at the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group luncheon on Sept. 23, inspiring new ideas about housing, inclu…

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2019 State of the District Luncheon with Supervisor Scott Haggerty on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Shannon Community Center,

Wearing his emerald-green kurta pajama and turban, Mohammed Rizwan Dad Khan Mandozai wants to show pride in his Indian heritage and Muslim traditions. But the glances and whispers the Las Positas College student notices tell him others might see something different.