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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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.

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.