Dancers performed during a previous year's celebration at the Bankhead. This year, the dance groups will once again usher in the New Year with a Lunar celebration on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Bankhead Plaza in Livermore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event, sponsored by Livermore Arts, will feature …

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LIVERMORE — The city council and planning commission held a special joint meeting Thursday, Jan. 20, that opened the public process to identify suitable sites within the city for 4,570 residential units to help California deal with the ongoing housing crisis.

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From left, Livermore's Savannah Battaion and Granada's Jordan Knight battle for the ball. The Livermore Cowboys took on the Granada Matadors at home on Jan. 13 and Granada won 4-0.  (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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Samantha Wang, a cadet second lieutenant with Livermore-based Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156 of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has received the organization’s Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.

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Glassdoor, a website that allows employees to rate their workplaces, has listed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) among the 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year.

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The City of Livermore will continue its redistricting process in 2022 with three additional redistricting public hearings before adopting a new district map by April 2022. The meetings will take place Jan. 24, at 7:05 p.m.; Feb. 14, at 7:05 p.m.; and March 14, at 7:05 p.m.

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Alan and Mary Burnham, Livermore residents and supporters of the Tri-Valley Haven, have offered to match up to $25,000 in donations to the nonprofit organization as it opens a new food pantry at 150 N. L St., Livermore. 

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The Dance Jazz Company from the Livermore School of Dance will present “Under the Big Top,” a revue that combines elements of jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance with contemporary lyrical and musical theater, at the Livermore High School Performing Arts Theater, 600 Maple St., on Saturday, …

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Isaiah Silver, a member of the Livermore Aquacowboys swim team, has qualified for six events at the 2022 Speedo Far Western Championship, which will be held in April in San Jose. Silver was one of 32 swimmers, and just one of two 11-year-olds, selected by Pacific Swimming to compete at the r…

Robin Groth-Hill of Making a Better Livermore speaks in opposition to the Eden Housing project during the rally her group organized on Jan. 15. Groth-Hill noted that while Making a Better Livermore agrees with another organization called Save Livermore Downtown (SLD) that a park should be bu…

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LIVERMORE — The Bank of Italy building, home to The Independent newspaper and a cornerstone of the downtown Livermore landscape, will be honored this month in a centennial celebration.

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The Bankhead Gallery is now hosting an online exhibit, “Pandemania Days,” featuring more than a year’s worth of 'practice' images, along with a daily journal posted by Bay Area artist Elizabeth Addison during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Falcons' Fernando Cavazos (white uniform) kicks the ball toward Livermore goalie Alex Garcia. The Livermore Cowboys took on the Foothill Falcons, Thursday, Jan. 6. Livermore won 1-0.

Following Livermore City Council’s decision to loan 2205 Railroad Avenue LLC funds to acquire and construct a valet parking lot, Save Livermore Downtown (SLD) issued a press release stating that a portion of the Jan. 10 staff report provided incorrect information to the public.

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Sunflower Hill announced on Tuesday this week that it has been awarded a grant from the Clif Family Foundation, which supports organizations working to strengthen the food system and communities, enhance public health, and safeguard the environment and its natural resources.

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LIVERMORE — The Livermore City Council on Monday approved a plan that included a $1.9 million loan to a downtown hotel developer to buy land that will be used as a valet parking lot.

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LIVERMORE — The attorney representing community group Save Livermore Downtown submitted a letter to the city, outlining the legal issues surrounding the council’s approval of the $1.9 million loan to Presidio’s limited liability company, called “2205 Railroad Avenue LLC.”

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With the passing of the larger-than-life John Madden, the region has lost not only a beloved human being, coach, mentor, broadcaster and friend, but also a vineyard owner whose vines produced some linebacker-esque grapes that local vintners proudly turned into bold, award-winning wines.

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The Bankhead Theater will follow up its sold-out first performances of 2022 with two New York musical acts who will be bringing musical genius, inventiveness, and flair at the end of this month.

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Livermore’s Tri Valley Sikh Center, partnered with Sikhs For Humanity and private vaccination administrator BJRX LTC Pharmacy, to hold a free, day-long vaccination event for the local community, on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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The Livermore First Presbyterian Church hosted its annual New Year’s Eve labyrinth walk on Friday, Dec. 31. The walk returned after a year off due to the pandemic, offering residents a chance to celebrate the new year and reflect on 2021. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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Start the new year with a visit to the most successful exhibition in town, on Friday, Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m., at the Bankhead Theater Lobby located at 2400 First St., in downtown Livermore

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LIVERMORE — The Livermore City Council will hold a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss a proposal to loan nearly $2 million to a downtown hotel developer to buy a parcel of land to use as a parking lot.

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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory believe isotopic variations in terrestrial and meteoritic samples prove that Earth and Mars were formed by collisions of planetary embryos originating from the inner solar system.

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A local group making dresses for girls in third-world countries will hold its next monthly sew-fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1020 Mocho St., in Livermore.

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The Livermore Public Library will host a virtual How to Draw Comics Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m., via Zoom. Artist Oliver Chin will teach students in grades 1-6 how to create their own comic book. Chin will also cover some of the history of manga and anime. Registration is requir…

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Livermore Mosaic Lodge #218, a fraternity of Freemasons, recently donated $1,000 to the Tri-Valley Haven. Tri-Valley Haven offers hope and assistance to residents of the Tri-Valley, including shelter, food, advocacy and counseling to those in need. In 2022, Mosaic Lodge #218 will also be giv…