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A world away: Dublin soccer club hosts Japanese team for week's adventure
The Japan Football Association Academy, an under-15 girls national soccer team pool, visited Dublin for a series of friendly matches against Northern California clubs. They stayed with host families, did some sightseeing and met with local dignitaries in what the Dublin United Soccer League hopes will become a regular cultural exchange program.
I'm glad to say that the trail more than lives up to the hype. It's an easy round trip of just less than 3 miles through a mostly wooded landscape, with a few gentle grades along the way. Set high above the shoreline, the trail provides spectacular views of Carquinez Strait and its maritime traffic, the city of Benicia and Mount Diablo peeping around the corner.
A disabled big-rig has closed an off ramp on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Around Livermore: Thanksgiving tables all across Tri-Valley helped set by donors' open hearts, wallets
Editor's note: I'm pleased to welcome Nora Heston Tarte, our new Around Livermore columnist. Nora was born and raised in Livermore, and has been a working journalist for more than five years.
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
Reason doesn't sway believers in liberalismI was amused to read the comments by retiring U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, (Valley Times, Nov. 17) on why Americans were discontented with President Obama and showed it at the ballot box.
AccomplishmentsYoung musicians win competition: Vincent Liu and Misha Galant have won the 42nd annual Competition for Young Musicians, sponsored by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association.
Friday's TV picks: Move over Olaf. 'Frosty the Snowman' is back
Beloved classic 'Frosty' kicks off holiday specials. Kristin Chenoweth belts out favorite tunes on PBS special.
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Creed's Scott Stapp says he's homeless and broke
The singer’s wife claims in divorce papers he also dealing with meth addiction and psychiatric issues.