Tri-Valley Community Television has produced “election specials” covering nine local races, including mayor, city council, and school board seats for Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.

Three candidates are in the running for the BART District 5 open seat – Mike Wallace, Steven Dunbar and incumbent John McPartland. District 5 covers Castro Valley, Cherryland, Dublin, Fairview, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol.

Democratic State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan received more than two-thirds of the vote in the March open primary race to keep her District 16 seat against sole Republican challenger Joseph Rubay.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on Wednesday introduced the bipartisan Homicide Victims’ Families Rights Act of 2020, to give more rights to the families of homicide victims in federal cases.

The District 7 state senate race pits incumbent Democrat Steve Glazer, first elected five years ago, against a Republican newcomer, engineer Julie Mobley, who recently served on the Contra Costa County Grand Jury before entering politics.

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Tri-Valley Television, Comcast Channel 30, will broadcast its various election interviews early next week. All qualified Tri-Valley mayoral, council and school board candidates were invited to speak. Please visit tv30.org on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to check the schedule. This is the only televised …

This fall, voters will choose two candidates for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Board of Trustees.

Candidates running for the mayoral seat in Pleasanton met with The Independent this week to share their background, views and long-term goals.

Five candidates will campaign for three seats on the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) Board this November.

Three candidates are on the ballot for Dublin Mayor — Vice Mayor Arun Goel, Councilmember and former Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez, and Regina Pangelinan.

The Bay Area chapter of the nation’s most prominent environmental organization took the unusual step of silencing its smaller Tri-Valley Sierra Club group over public comments perceived as being hostile toward a solar power facility planned for hundreds of acres of farmland north of Livermore.

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With the nomination period now at close, Alameda County showed a robust turnout of candidates for the Nov. 3 election. The following is a list of who’s running for seats at federal, state and county levels, along with those vying for positions within local cities, school districts and specia…

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Small business owner Brittni Kiick recently announced her bid for a District 3 Livermore City Council seat – soon to be vacated by Councilmember Bob Coomber who will not seek reelection.

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Valerie Arkin and Jack Balch announced they will run for the two open Pleasanton City Council seats this November, when the terms of councilmembers Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin expire. Last week, Nancy Allen also announced her intention of running for a council seat.

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The Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) board of trustees will be back up to its full complement of five members, now that voters have chosen Catherine Kuo in Trustee Area 3.