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News - February 9, 2018

News digest

by Jeremy Walsh

Let's get married

The Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office is again taking reservations this year for couples who want to get married on Valentine's Day.

The office will offer the holiday ceremonies from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at its satellite location at 7600 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin (in the outdoor courtyard) and its main office at 1106 Madison St. in Oakland (in the specially furnished Wedding Room).

A marriage license must be obtained from the main office in Oakland by Tuesday to qualify for a Valentine's Day ceremony -- which costs $75 and lasts about 20 minutes.

Appointments are required for the Dublin location and recommended for Oakland, though walk-in service will be offered in Oakland on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is implementing schedule adjustments to most Wheels and Rapid bus routes effective Monday morning.

The changes are primarily focused on minor schedule adjustments of one minute to make transfers more convenient for routes serving the eastern and western Dublin-Pleasanton BART stations, according to LAVTA officials. The changes coincide with schedule changes on BART services there.

New timetables, marked "New Schedule Feb. 12, 2018," were available on all Wheels and Rapid buses this week and they will remain available on the LAVTA website at For more info, call the Customer Service Center at 455-7500.

Livermore's Bankhead Theater is set to host a presentation next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. by Roger Bales from the University of California at Merced, discussing what was learned from the 2011-15 drought and what steps need to be taken to secure the state's water future.

Bales, a professor and director of the UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative, focuses professionally on California's effort to build the knowledge base and implement policies that adapt our water supplies, critical ecosystems and economy to the impacts of climate warming.

He works with leaders in state agencies, elected officials, federal land managers, water leaders, non-governmental organizations, and other key decision makers on developing climate solutions for California.

The presentation is part of the Rae Dorough Speaker Series. Tickets for Thursday's talk are $16 for students and range from $32 to $40 for adults. Purchase online at or visit the theater box office in downtown Livermore.


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