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A stock photo of San Francisco International Airport featured in an international publication – reportedly run by al Qaeda - is sounding off alarms on Capitol Hill, especially as the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings nears.
OAKLAND — Whenever Vietnam veteran Don Cooper asked about his request for an in-home aide, the Oakland VA regional benefit office told him the same thing: A decision would take 14 months.
“Well, I’m going to be dead in 14 months,” said Cooper, 72, of Livermore, who has stage 4 colon cancer. “But I couldn’t get anybody to listen to me.”
US President Barack Obama has signed into law a legislative measure allowing American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda in the Central Philippines.
National issues took center stage at San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson’s monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, with Congressman Eric Swalwell speaking and taking questions from the crowd.
“I haven’t learned this much in a single year in my entire life.”
That’s how Rep. Eric Swalwell describes his first 12 months as a congressman.
Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell of California was 3,000 miles from Washington when he scored one of the greatest successes of his congressional career.
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.