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Updated: October 19, 2014 6:13:57 PM PDT
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Concert series offers close-up experience with jazz greats  
 
JIM STEVENS
Officials are pulling out all the stops to confront the highest infection rate of the virus in mosquitoes since the disease was found in California in 2003. Public health officials say the drought might be to blame.  
 
Two men suffered major injuries when they were shot on Interstate 580 near Livermore on Saturday night, the second instance of road rage in that area in less than 24 hours, the California Highway Patrol said.  
 
DANVILLE -- Monte Vista got three touchdown passes from Jake Haener in the final five minutes, 35 seconds to stun Granada 30-27 in an East Bay Athletic League game.  
 
Parney Albright will be president, CEO of HRL Laboratories, a Malibu-based commercial science and engineering research center  
 
When the fall weather arrives, I start hankering for pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin custard, pumpkin chocolate — you name it. If it has pumpkin in it, I'll eat it.  
 
The Livermore City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution calling on Congress to re-purpose the Livermore VA Medical Center as a treatment center for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and as transitional housing for homeless veterans.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrower's Association.  
 
Dublin Councilmembers David Haubert and Kevin Hart, former Councilmember Kasie Hildenbrand, and perennial candidate Shawn Costello are all campaigning to lead one of the state s fastest growing cities, facing issues surrounding its rapid growth including balancing development, traffic, school overcrowding, and downtown revitalization.  
 
A public memorial honoring the life of philanthropist and former head of the state's community college system Dr. David Mertes will be held Saturday in Livermore.  
 
New and elaborate permanent exhibits are now installed at the Big Break Regional Shoreline visitor center in Oakley, replacing the temporary exhibits that have been in place since the center opened in 2012.  
 
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The Livermore City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution calling on Congress to re-purpose the Livermore VA Medical Center as a treatment center for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and as transitional housing for homeless veterans.  
 
Good stuffSpooky thrills, chills aplenty at fairgrounds Pirates of Emerson -- Themed Park. See website for times and dates. Through Nov. 1, this award-winning event brings chills, thrill and horror at six haunted attractions.  
 
The Alameda County Transportation Commission is seeking residents of Dublin and Livermore for a position on its Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  
 
Anti-religious policy change great decisionThe Sept. 19 Times article, "Air Force makes 'So help me God' optional," was most encouraging.The issue became newsworthy when an atheist airman deleted the offensive religious phrase on his re-enlistment documents.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyIf you're looking for a great companion, Cody fits the bill! He's a smart, one-year-old poodle/terrier mix with wild hair and a crowd-pleasing personality.  
 
This is no time to put the union back in charge of the district. Voters must decide whether they want to continue on a path toward fiscal responsibility or return to the excesses of the past.  
 
Katherine Claybaugh, Madi Reder and Milla Anderson excel for the Wolves in the Dougherty Valley Invitational  
 
West Coast U18 Katz girls soccer team improves its win streak to six after beating Ajax Elite to capture the Champions Cup  
 
USC-bound Isaiah Langley is a popular Foothill High football star with humility, explosive speed and drive  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: Jo Alalay of the Black Oak/Pacific Termite Scratch Trios shot a 279 game on the way to a 796 set. Gerald Young of the Dublin Majors had a real nice 785 set.  
 
One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 580, near the I-205 split, the California Highway Patrol said.  
 
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An Alameda County judge sentenced former nationally renowned youth golf instructor Andrew Nisbet to 27 years in state prison Thursday for molesting three teenage golf students and later attempting to hire a hit man to murder the victims.  
 
With the November elections coming up, four candidates are fighting for two seats on the Livermore City Council.One topic that seems to be foremost in every Livermore election is planning for increased demand for housing while maintaining urban boundaries.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Additive manufacturing -- often called 3-D printing -- has leapt into the mainstream, and Lawrence Livermore Lab is at the forefront of the technology. Lab researchers are pursuing four primary methods of the technology, each one capable of revolutionizing the manufacturing industry.  
 
Laura Oda
During his State of the City address on Sept. 29, Livermore Mayor John Marchand touts increased revenue, drop in crime and economic growth.  
 
San Ramon Historic Foundation
The push to save one of the San Ramon Valley's oldest buildings is on: the San Ramon Historic Foundation and the City of San Ramon are joining forces to save "Ole 1850's Barn" at Forest Home Farms, the city's only site listed on National Register of Historic Places.  
 
Katie Nelson, Bay Area News Group
The initiative to raise the current half-cent sales tax to one cent for 30 years to fund transportation projects and infrastructure in Alameda County earmarks $400 million to extend BART about five miles from the Dublin-Pleasanton station to a station at Isabel Avenue along Interstate 580.  
 
Using satellite data and computer simulations, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Livermore Lab's Climate Research Program say a recent study indicates warming of the Southern Hemisphere oceans has previously been underestimated by 24 to 58 percent.  
 
With the Livermore City Council voting unanimously to join in shoring up a financial firewall to protect the Bankhead Theater from going dark, Tri-Valley arts lovers can breathe a little easier.