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PLEASANTON — A new federal law clears the way for a Marine Corps band to play again at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games after a one-year absence.
In 2013, the Department of Defense barred travel for military bands playing at many community events, including the Scottish Games in Pleasanton, even if event sponsors paid the travel costs.
Habitat for Humanity typically builds houses, but a Habitat event last month tore one down.
A team of Livermore-based Sandia National Laboratories volunteers led by the lab’s engineering services manager Larry Carrillo kicked off a new Habitat for Humanity project that will partially demolish and rebuild a dilapidated 60-year-old house in Livermore.
DUBLIN, Calif. —
In Dublin, those looking to pick the perfect Christmas tree Sunday were by one of the last people expected to be working there: U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell.
Swalwell told KTVU Sunday that his work at the Morning Glory Farm Christmas Trees was part of his monthly attempt to meet his constituents by doing their jobs.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating legislation to stop in-flight calling.
An East Bay Army reservist is the Army’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year after winning the annual Best Warrior Competition.
Four members of California’s congressional delegation, three from the Bay Area, have written a letter to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag protesting the continued federal crackdown against suppliers of medical marijuana whose activities have been deemed legal under state law.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has introduced legislation that would use federal funds to replace much of California’s Redevelopment Agency development obligations that were declared illegal by Gov. Jerry Brown.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Air Force should air drop humanitarian supplies and food to the most remote and inaccessible areas of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, several lawmakers wrote to the US defense secretary and the USAID head.
Filipinos currently in the United States should be allowed to remain temporarily after their visas expire due to Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation of the Philippines, say members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.
A House panel has approved by a voice vote a bill aimed at strengthening the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity workforce.