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Livermore Arts, also known as the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, will close out 2021 with a variety of performances at the Bankhead Theater culminating with Dirty Cello, a five-piece folk, rock and bluegrass string ensemble from San Francisco, on New Year’s Eve.

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If you are looking a chance to check your Christmas list and find special gifts for each person on your list, unique and original Christmas gifts can be found at the Livermore Art Association Gallery, at Carnegie Building, 2133 Third St., in Livermore.

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The Livermore Public Library will host an online discussion of forgiveness on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The 60-minute Zoom-based discussion, the third in the library’s series of Living Room Conversations, will begin at 7 p.m. Librarian Paul Sevilla will lead the round-robin conversation based on a d…

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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) will host “The Power of Giving” on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., an inaugural recognition event celebrating the collective resiliency and successes of our nonprofits, local businesses, and community members who came together to support those in need thr…

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LIVERMORE — Art Builds Community (ABC), a cultural arts consultant company based in San Jose, is calling for the public to participate in planning for the future of art in the city.

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The Livermore High School boys’ soccer team loses its first scrimmage game to Castro Valley High School by a score of 2-1 on Nov. 17. The Cowboys stayed put at 0-0 as the game did not count in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) scorebooks.

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Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will perform its annual holiday concert, “Carols, Glorias and Lullabies,” at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11.

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Retired Christensen Middle School Principal Pat Avilla has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Livermore Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD).

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At this year’s Harvest Challenge Wine Competition, Livermore showed up bigger and better than ever. It was an impressive showing, with 17 great wines, including two head-turning cabernet francs, a gregarious grenache, a solid sangiovese, a mighty malbec, stout petite sirah and a righteous Bo…

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Taking a turn to forge a vision statement for what Livermore should aspire to be in 2045, the city's planning commission on Nov. 16 dissected a proposed 100-word paragraph for nearly two hours, suggesting the addition of phrases including "jobs," "honor," "biological diversity" and "breweries."

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LIVERMORE — The Livermore City Council on Monday discussed two items that supporters say could assist the Livermore Valley’s burgeoning wine industry — establishment of an assessment district to raise money to market the region’s products and a proposal to extend sewer lines into southern ag…

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These shoppers came in their pajamas and brought their holiday spirit during the Earlier Than The Bird shopping event in downtown Livermore. Merchants opened their stores early Saturday, Nov. 20, for the annual tradition hosted by Livermore Downtown, Inc. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

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LIVERMORE ― As state and local agencies look for ways to combat global warming, a local experiment is underway to test the effectiveness of using compost to remove carbon from the atmosphere while improving the quality and productivity of soil.

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Mony Nop (at left) and his family donned their finest Thanksgiving costumes to deliver frozen turkeys during the Mony Nop Turkey Drop on Sunday, Nov. 21 in front of Livermore’s City Hall and police station. The donated birds will go to the Tri-Valley Haven Food Bank. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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Livermore residents Morgan Brizee and Frank Contreras have announced their engagement with plans for a June 25, 2022 wedding. The celebration will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Dublin. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Earl and Marguerite Brizee of Livermore. The groom-to-be i…

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Congratulations to Phillip and Enid Holck, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19. The longtime Livermore residents were circulation managers at The Independent for over 20 years, Phillip as assistant circulation manager and Enid as circulation supervisor. Phillip is a…

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LIVERMORE — A recently completed mural painted on the side of Tri Valley Car Care’s new location on Railroad Avenue harkens back to a simpler time.

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Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will perform its annual holiday concert, “Carols, Glorias and Lullabies,” at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11. 

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Swimmers with the Livermore AquaCowboys left their mark on the  meet in Concord, this month, including first place finishes by both the girls’ and boys’ 400-yard medley relay teams.

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The Livermore City Council last week approved a 128-unit senior housing development for The Well at Sunset, a mixed-use project at the former Sunset Office Plaza at Holmes Street and Concannon Boulevard.