REGIONAL, CA — Alameda County officials on Tuesday, Feb. 23, considered the idea of combining solar facilities with agricultural production for proposed developments in the region’s vacant lands.
REGIONAL, CA - Debit cards loaded with money for the U.S. Treasury’s second economic payment designed to stimulate spending in the COVID pandemic economy were sent to millions of people.
REGIONAL, CA — Alameda County recently joined forces with Stanford Healthcare-ValleyCare (SHVC) and Sutter Health to launch a new COVID-19 vaccine location on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Livermore and Pleasanton will host two of Stanford Blood Center’s (SBC) mobile blood donation clinics in part of the effort to recruit more donors.
Following President Joe Biden’s order, cities around the Tri-Valley have joined the nation and U.S. embassies in lowering flags to half-mast through Friday, Feb. 26, in memory of the 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.
REGIONAL — Campaign and elections attorney Barry Fadem, who in the past has represented groups in the Tri-Valley, is a voice in the national conversation on the U.S. election system.
REGIONAL — Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell said this week that although the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection on the capital, he and his fellow House Managers won their case and have effectively prevented Trump from ever holding office again.
REGIONAL — As schools in the Tri-Valley and throughout California prepare for a return to the classroom, the state aims to provide virtual assistance with the planning process.
REGIONAL — A recent webinar on trading of guaranteed future water prices on the stock market showed the potential to drive up the price tag of water for public agencies.
REGIONAL — The Alameda Creek Alliance and Ohlone Audubon Society recently joined other environmental organizations in opposing the Aramis Solar Energy Generation and Storage project proposed for agricultural land in North Livermore, along Cayetano Creek.
Pacific Gas & Electric and East Bay Community Energy announced last week that 400,000 Alameda County residential power customers will be charged based on when they use electricity beginning in May.
REGIONAL — Line cooks are in the riskiest post-pandemic occupation, according to a deep study by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) that compared pre-pandemic and post-pandemic death statistics for 25 groups of occupations in a wide variety of fields.
Watching a loved one deal with the effects of dementia isn’t an easy thing for someone of any age to go through, and it can be especially devastating for young people to witness.
REGIONAL — A state agency that investigates workplace safety has fined the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) $2,440 for allegedly violating COVID-19 safety requirements possibly related to the death of a deputy who worked in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
REGIONAL — A group of transportation officials on Thursday touted a massive rail project plan that would add a crossing from Oakland to San Francisco, add lines to allow commuting throughout Northern California, create 377,000 jobs and provide a $145 billion boost to the economy.
Fourteen high school seniors in the Tri-Valley area are among nearly 4,500 students nationwide who have been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply for the 2021 Presidential Scholars Program.
A team of California and Nevada fire scientists have produced a booklet with step-by-step guidance on retrofitting an existing home to be more resilient to fire.
Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of Black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on Black men, sidelining Black women and diminishing their contributions.
REGIONAL — Workers have begun preparing the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton to serve as a COVID-19 "mega" vaccine distribution site that could inoculate thousands of people a day.
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With a series of winter storms forecast over the next several days, Pacific Gas & Electric is urging customers to be prepared for weather-related power outages.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted the current shelter-in-place order, which has been in place since Dec. 7. Alameda County will move back to the restrictive Purple Tier in the State's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" (https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/) as of 11:59 p.m. tonight, Jan. 25.
Alameda County Library will sponsor a panel discussion on justice and equity and the need for marginalized youths to have a voice in the community on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Hope Hospice and Health Services is using animatronic cats to help lessen the impact that pandemic-related isolation has had on its dementia patients.
Up to $6 million is available from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to offset the cost of installing publicly accessible chargers for light-duty electric vehicles.
REGIONAL — In a recent letter submitted to the county, attorney Robert Selna — representing Save North Livermore Valley (SNLV) — stated the loss of acreage from the Aramis solar project should require the applicant to resubmit a conditional use permit (CUP) application.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), this week announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state.
The Alameda County library system, including the Dublin branch, has launched a countywide program designed to get residents reading and discussing the same book.
Pacific Gas & Electric installed 400 new weather stations and 216 fire-watch cameras in high-risk areas in 2020 as part of its Community Wildlife Safety Program designed to reduce the size of power shutdowns.
REGIONAL — The race to inoculate as many people as possible is on, but doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use remain extremely limited, leading to health system bottlenecks and frustration for some trying to reserve a place in line.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reappointed Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) to the House Committee on Homeland Security, on which he served in the 113th Congress.
Taking proactive measures to protect public safety at the State Capitol and across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced a series of actions to bolster security in advance of the presidential inauguration, including the activation of the state’s National Guard.
REGIONAL — Officials from the Zone 7 Water Agency recently reported an expense of $140,000 for the cleanup of one homeless encampment last year.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he submitted his 2021 to 2022 state budget proposal to the legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it mos,t while making investments for an equi…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday night appointed Rep. Eric Swalwell, as one of nine impeachment managers for the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
UPDATE: The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) issued a press release Friday, Jan. 8, indicating the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order will remain in effect until lifted by the state.
The Tri-Valley’s Congressman Rep. Eric Swalwell today called for President Donald J. Trump’s immediate ouster, labeling the former reality TV star a risk to the nation’s security and democratic ideals.
REGIONAL — Costs are up, revenue is down. A massive budget deficit looms over the food service program at the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD).
Tracy City Council Member Veronica Vargas will head the Tri-Valley–San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority board of directors through 2021.