Livermore, CA

Concert in Livermore to benefit musicians impacted by wildfire

In the wake of the destructive Rices Fire that scorched parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east of Yuba City from late June into early July, Almost Famous Wine Lounge in Livermore will be hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for musicians from the area who were affected by the blaze.
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Motorcyclist dies 4 days after accident in Tracy

TRACY, Calif. — After four days in the hospital and multiple surgeries, a motorcyclist died after an accident in Tracy. The crash happened around 12:52 p.m. on Aug. 13 at North Corral Hollow Road and Tennis Lane. Tracy Police Department said a car and a motorcycle collided with one another at the intersection.
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Tracy man convicted of torturing, beating teen will have to wait for parole fate

TRACY -- A 43-year-old man convicted in 2011 for participating in the torture and beating of a teenage boy inside a Tracy home for over a year will have to wait four to six months to determine his eligibility for parole. Anthony Waiters, imprisoned at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, was granted parole by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on March 30 after serving 11 years of his sentence for his role in abusing a then-16-year-old boy Kyle Ramirez.However, on Tuesday an En Banc hearing was held in Sacramento with the CDCR executive board after Gov. Gavin Newsom...

East Bay Rabbit Rescue gets overwhelmed as more surrender their pets

LIVERMORE – The president of a Livermore-based rabbit rescue group says rabbits are coming in at "alarming rate," and the group needs help. "We have never seen anything like this," said Joan Wegner, president of East Bay Rabbit Rescue. "Our adoptions aren't making a dent. For every rabbit adopted, there are three taking their place. In the decade that we have been rescuing bunnies, we have never felt so helpless." Wegner said in a typical year, the group finds homes for about 200 rabbits. But interest has suddenly waned.  "Through May we adopted out 100 rabbits and now we are...
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Norma Hall Pronounced Dead after Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 84 [Newark, CA]

Traffic Accident near Newark Boulevard On-Ramp Left One 70-Year-Old Woman Dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, officers responded to the incident around 9:09 p.m. along eastbound Highway 84, east of Newark Boulevard on-ramp. Upon arrival, police located two vehicles with significant damages and a woman that sustained major injuries.

Best Bets: Stand-Up Comedian Rita Rudner Makes Rare Bay Area Appearance In Livermore Saturday

With her soft, deliberate and flawless diction, Rita Rudner sounds like she should be talking about tonight's lineup on PBS or which color scheme you should employ in your home office space. Instead, she has made a living coolly mocking the institutions we hold most dear -- love, marriage, family -- and comparing single men to "bears with furniture." Rudner's comedy is so sharp and deftly executed that it's easy to forget that her earliest aspirations were to be a professional dancer or a star of Broadway musicals. But when the comedy explosion of the late 1970s and early '80s started to detonate, Rudner noticed that the gender ratio of stars heavily tilted toward the men. So she tried her hand at stand-up and found she had a real knack for the trade. Thanks to regular appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night With David Letterman," Rudner's comedy act became an American staple. And unlike many of her contemporaries, she has pretty much stuck with it, rather than pursuing a plethora of film and sitcom roles. Since 2001, however, she has been largely based in Las Vegas, where her show has emerged one of the city's longest-running and most lucrative comedy acts. She makes a rare break from Sin City on Saturday to perform an 8 p.m. set at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $20-$80; go to

News Digest: Cone with a Cop in Pleasanton | Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit | Sadek named CalAnimals board president | First-time homebuyer workshop

The Cone with a Cop program is returning to Pleasanton’s Meadowlark Dairy next week for the first time in three years after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pleasanton police officers will be on hand for ice cream and to meet with residents from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24) at the iconic downtown store at 57 W. Neal St.

2 injured in big-rig crash that shut down SB I-680 earlier

(BCN) — Southbound Interstate Highway 680 was closed for several hours Wednesday in the Pacheco area of Contra Costa County because of a crash between a big-rig and four other vehicles, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The collision was reported shortly before 7:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 680 just north of Pacheco Boulevard. Two […]

LVJUSD recognizes administrator transitions for new school year

The 2022-23 school year in Livermore is set to begin on Tuesday and many students will find different administrators leading their campus communities. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) celebrated promotions and transitions for a number of longtime staff members and welcomed some new employees at its Aug. 9 Board of Education meeting.

Multi-Vehicle Accident on Warm Springs Boulevard in Fremont Area

A Fremont PD officer was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Mission Boulevard on the morning of Monday, August 16, 2022. The incident took place in the area of Warm Springs Boulevard and Mission Boulevard, according to officials. Details on the Crash on Mission Boulevard in Fremont. A preliminary report...

Bill Targeting Illegal Dumping sent to Governor Newsom

Assembly Bill 2374 by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) passed the Senate and was sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration. AB 2374 strengthens fines against those caught illegally dumping garbage and waste, provides judges with flexibility to add penalties against the violator, and creates accessible public information for consumers regarding which companies are acting illegally.

Suspect arrested for string of East Bay crimes

EL CERRITO, Calif. (KRON) — A Hayward man was arrested on Saturday for several crimes committed in El Cerrito. A report from the El Cerrito Police Department said he ripped a cellphone off of a display shelf at a Verizon store and resisted arrest after creating a disturbance at another store. Police said he also […]

Guest Opinion: Taxpayer subsidy plan for Costco

On July 19, the Pleasanton City Council approved a taxpayer subsidy plan for Costco and the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone. The council disregarded that the traffic mitigation infrastructure costs had ballooned from a 2018 estimate of $21 million to the actual 2022 contractor bid of almost $34 million. The city has agreed to pay $24 million in taxpayer subsidies to Costco, a $100 billion corporation, with this deal. While many will cheer, the public needs to understand the sordid details behind this.