..Amador Valley. Located at the western
..of the Livermore-Amador Valley, the name
..honors its first settler, Don Jose M. Amador
..who built an adobe house in 1826 where
..Dublin is now and received the San Ra-
..mon grant of 37,000 acres from Mexico in
..Arroyo Seco. This creek begins
west of Tes-
..la and flows northwest across East Avenue
..to Las Positas Creek. The Spanish transla-
..tion is very appropriate: "dry creek."
..Arroyo Mocho. It means "'cut-off
..and spreads into smaller creeks running
..between Livermore and Pleasanton, end-
..ing up near Santa Rita.