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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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.

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Alameda County — One of two bills aimed at improving the availability of affordable housing was narrowly passed by the state assembly this week.

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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.

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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.

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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.”