A story in the Dec. 27 issue of The Independent referred to a revival of Sen. Scott Wiener’s bill SB 827 from the Legislature’s last session. The bill number has been changed to SB 50. The bill states that local government might have to give density bonuses to developers who meet certain req…

A story about Zone 7 water rates in the Sept. 20 issue erred about water amounts. The current charge of $31.79 billed to retailers is for 10 units. One unit is 100 cubic feet of water.

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) issued the following announcement regarding staffing changes in her office over the last several weeks:

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a public community forum to provide information about access to individuals that has been provided to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency by law enforcement departments under the Board’s jurisdiction in calendar year 2017.

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSC) invites all community members to attend one of a series of upcoming community meetings to learn more about the District, and to meet and engage with PUSD Cabinet members and School Board Trustees. The first of four meetings planned throughout the…

Rep. Eric Swalwell, ranking member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, participated in the new documentary film “Active Measures” detailing Russia’s interference in America’s 2016 presidential election and its long-standing ties to President Donal…

Norcal Ambulance was transporting a patient placed on a psychiatric detainer by the Pleasanton Police Department to a John George Psychiatric Pavilion on Monday at around 7:30 p.m. As the ambulance approached I-680/ I-580 highway interchange, the attendants turned to a problem with the patie…

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) invites Livermore community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). Applications for one open position are available on the LVJUSD website, and are due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Applicants should be a …

Dublin City Council candidate Shawn Kumagai recently received the endorsement of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, Vote Vets, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), as well as State Assemblymember Evan Low, State Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Alameda Councilmembers Malia Vella and Jim Oddie, and…

An error in the Aug. 23 issue resulted in the name of Ann Marie Johnson being left out of list of candidates for the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) board of directors. Johnson is one of five candidates running Nov. 6 for two seats on the board.

Livermorium Plaza at Mill Square Park in Livermore will be closed during environmental clean-up work at the site. The park is located at the corner of First Street and South Livermore Avenue.

The story on the opening of the Alameda County Vector Control Service District Laboratory in the July 26 Independent contained uncorrect information. The Alameda County Vector Control Service District does not provide mosquito control services for Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, or Sunol and …

The Citizens Climate Lobby will hold a series of community discussions in all three valley cities.

A story in the July 12 Independent that said that Dublin Councilmember Abe Gupta is a candidate for re-election erred by saying so. He has not revealed his plans for the Nov. 6 election. He is eligible for another term.

The Alameda County Vector Control Services District (ACVCSD) held an open house on Wednesday at its newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory.

Alameda County is seeking to fill several vacancies on its Assessment Appeals Board. Created by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Assessment Appeals Board hears appeals by Alameda County taxpayers who disagree with the taxable value assigned to their property by the County Assesso…

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act on Monday to significantly improve upon the existing ban on America’s highest elected officials receiving financial benefits from foreign powers.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) seeks Community-Based Organizations (e.g., not-for-profit organizations, non-government organizations or faith-based organizations) to assist MTC in reaching out to and engaging members of their community to participate in the update of Plan B…

The Alameda County Assessor’s Office has completed the 2018-2019 local assessment roll of $300.1 billion, reflecting a $19.9 billion or 7.11% increase above last year’s assessment roll. The net local roll, after all legal exemptions have been applied, totals $288.2 billion.

Tri-Valley Rising, a report that contains data about the past, present and future of region, will be unveiled on July 18.

Two seats on the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors are up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The program to extend the life of the W80 nuclear warhead recently passed a significant milestone when the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) gave passing grades to the plans to refurbish certain components and the proposed approach to developing component cost estimates.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s next-generation supercomputer Sierra has been judged the third-fastest computing system in the world, according to the TOP500 list announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year t…

A story in the June 21 Independent mistakenly called the Livermore Health Care Initiative “the Kaiser initiative” in one reference. As the story says in a previous paragraph, the sponsor is a health care workers union. It is not Kaiser. The “Kaiser effort” reference in the story was Kaiser’s…

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) has announced that it will hold a Board Candidate Information Night for those interested in running for one of three vacant seats on its Board of Education, the policy-making body of the LVJUSD. On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm,…

Alameda County made a stellar showing in this year’s National Association of Counties (NACo) awards program, drawing national distinction with 19 Achievement Awards for innovations and accomplishments covering a wide range of services.

The Pleasanton Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation at a local hotel on May 31. The operation was carried out in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies including the Livermore Police Department and the Hayward Police Department.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) has introduced H.R. 5962, the STEM K to Career Act, to create a ladder for success for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students, and professionals across the country.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District topped off the $13 million fourth and final digester under construction at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.

An ad for Dennis Gambs for Zone 7 Board erred in saying that the candidate has been endorsed by “the editorial staff” of The Independent. The paper’s staff writers do not make endorsements, or have any role in the endorsement process.

On May 14th, the City Council unanimously approved the Isabel Neighborhood Specific Plan. The Plan is contingent on conventional (or full) BART service to Livermore. In addition, the City Council adopted a resolution recommending that BART approve full BART to Livermore extension (which does…

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A story about congressional candidates in the May 17 issue had incorrect or confusing information under the heading for Brendan St. John.

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) has been endorsed by the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) in her bid for re-election to the 16th Assembly District.

A story in the May 10 issue erred about the Dublin City Council vote, which approved a vesting development map for 499 residential units for St. Patrick’s Way near the West Dublin BART station. The vote was 4-1, with Councilmember Arun Goel voting no.

Early Voting for the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election is available at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ Office. Office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

BART received an Equality Trailblazer award May 12 from Equality California in recognition of the agency’s inclusion of the LGBTQ community.

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club considered several candidates and ballot measures for endorsement. Sixty percent of the membership voting is required for the endorsement of candidates. Each candidate is considered separately, so dual endorsement is possible, as was the case for the Governor e…

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) has been endorsed by the Crime Victims United (CVU) for re-election to the 16th Assembly District. Baker was named Legislator of the Year by CVU.

TV30 will present a one-hour non-partisan special on candidates running for the Zone 7 Board of Directors.

A story on Measure D in the May 3 Independent incorrectly identified the speaker from Friends of the The speaker was Tamara Reus, not Pamela Roy.

Joan Laursen and Mark Miller announced Monday that they are seeking re-election to the Pleasanton Unified School Board in the November 2018 election.

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District reviewed plans for dividing several dog parks into separate areas for large and small dogs.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of at least two new exascale supercomputers, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s next-generation system code-named “El Capitan.”

Zone 7 has sold bonds to finance the ozone projects and Cawelo capital payment. With its AA+ from Standard & Poor’s and AA from Fitch credit ratings, the Agency sold all of its $64,010,000 Livermore Valley Water Financing Authority water revenue bonds. These bonds were 2018 Series A and …

An adult male visited a bank on Stoneridge Mall Road on April 5. After making a withdrawal from the ATM he walked back to his vehicle and was approached from behind by a suspect. The suspect threatened the victim and demanded property including the victim’s car keys. The victim complied and …

Since opening in February 2016, the I-580 Express Lanes have been operating along approximately 11 miles from Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton to Greenville Road in Livermore in the eastbound direction, and approximately 14 miles from Greenville Road to just before San Ramon Road/Foothill Road i…

On April 4 at 7:00 PM, a victim reported she was walking to her vehicle in the 2100 block of Third Street in Livermore. As the victim approached her vehicle, a male subject, later identified as Logan Masterson, approached her. Masterson was holding a handgun and pointed it at the victim and …

Following one of the driest Februaries in California history, late winter storms increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack but were not enough to put the state on track for an average year.