LIVERMORE

Nativity re-enactment coming to town -- twice

Beginning Dec. 13 in Livermore, visitors can see two free big-cast productions of the story of Jesus' birth.

Living Bethlehem, a vast walk-through story of the birth of Christ, features a cast of 100, live animals and a 35,000-square-foot set. The new show features everything from Roman soldiers to artisans, sheepherders, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Located at Church and Third streets in Livermore, near St., Michael's Catholic Church, the production has been years in the making. It will be open from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every night through Monday. Walk-through tours are every 30 minutes. For details, email livingbethlehem@aol.com or visit http://bit.ly/QXMs37

Also, Trinity Church will stage its 22nd annual Drive-Through Nativity from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 through Sunday. The production features a huge live cast of actors and animals on the church grounds. Visitors drive from scene to scene, and listen in via car radios. The church is at 557 Olivina Ave., Livermore. Admission is free. For details, call 925-447-1848.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

DUBLIN

Biddle new vice mayor; Haubert now on council

City Council member Don Biddle will serve as Dublin vice mayor for the next year.

The City Council last week selected Biddle for the position. He will preside over council meetings when Mayor Tim Sbranti is absent.

At the same Dec. 4 meeting, newly elected Councilman David Haubert was sworn into office for the first time. During the November election, Haubert won the council seat, and Kevin Hart won re-election. Sbranti had no opposition on the ballot for another term as mayor.

Last week was the last council meeting for Kasie Hildenbrand, who was termed out after serving twice.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff