News Digest: Tight mayor's race in Livermore | Community Thanksgiving dinner | Holiday support program | November 18, 2022 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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News - November 18, 2022

News Digest: Tight mayor's race in Livermore | Community Thanksgiving dinner | Holiday support program

by Jeremy Walsh

Tight mayor's race

In one of the closest elections in the Tri-Valley, John Marchand has expanded his lead over Mony Nop for Livermore mayor in recent days as updated results have been released by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office.

Marchand, a former mayor who reached the city's temporary term limit in 2020, stood at 52.17% to Nop's 47.83% -- a margin of 917 votes. Nop, a former city police officer who currently works in real estate, was a candidate for mayor in November 2020 but lost to current Mayor Bob Woerner, who did not seek reelection for health reasons.

Nop actually held the advantage over Marchand at the end of Election Night, 50.84% to 49.16%. But when the county released its next results update on Nov. 10, Marchand was ahead -- by just 14 votes. The margin widened with county updates on Monday and Tuesday.

Follow ongoing coverage of this and other Livermore elections at

Thanksgiving dinner

The ninth annual Tri-Valley Community Outreach Dinner for those in need on Thanksgiving Day is set for Thursday afternoon in Dublin, organized by a coalition of churches, community organizations and businesses from the region.

"The dinner serves seniors, military, veterans, singles and anyone in need in the Tri-Valley community. Join us for a traditional sit-down dinner, served at your table -- no standing in lines, no paper plates," organizers said. "Dinner is free and reservations are not necessary. In addition to a wonderful meal, there will be entertainment."

The event will run from 12-4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 24) at St. Raymond Catholic Church's Moran Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave. in Dublin. More details are available at

Holiday program

Tri-Valley Haven is continuing to accept registrants for its annual holiday program, which includes access to a turkey and trimmings for Thanksgiving next week as well as a holiday bundle in mid-December.

One registration guarantees placement in both programs (only one per household). Thanksgiving food distribution will take place on Monday (Nov. 21) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a location to be revealed to participants only, and the holiday bundle pickup will occur under the same parameters on Dec. 10.

For more information, go to or call 925-449-5845.


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