Parents and guardians may register students for the 2020-21 school year during the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s open enrollment and transfer period, now through March 1.
Quest, the future science center to be located in Stockmen’s Park in downtown Livermore, continues to move forward. The Quest Board of Directors last week posted a banner announcing the location of the science center’s future home, off Railroad Avenue near Blacksmith Square.
An official notice has been mailed to thousands of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees affected by the recent University of California health care settlement agreement, including a detailed questionnaire that must be answered to ensure future benefits.
A City Councilman is warning against what he says is a potential avalanche of litigation that threatens to bury long-planned efforts to revitalize 8 acres of city-owned land in the heart of downtown Livermore.
The City Council spent a good chunk of Monday’s marathon meeting lambasting backers of a citizen’s referendum that is scheduled to go before voters on March 3.
Local antinuclear activists have joined colleagues at the national level to criticize the National Nuclear Security Administration as it makes plans to sharply increase its capacity for manufacturing the plutonium cores of nuclear weapons, commonly called pits.
The City Council voted Monday to uphold development entitlements for the Livermore Valley Wine Country Inn, a 30-room boutique hotel and restaurant planned for the southwest corner of Hansen and Arroyo Road. But the approval is subject to additional conditions aimed at reducing the commercia…
About 60 people gathered at the Flagpole Plaza in Livermore on Jan. 9 for a peaceful demonstration both opposing and supporting the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Jan.3 by a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport.
City approvals for a proposed hotel catering to South Livermore Valley Wine Country visitors are being challenged by a group of residents concerned the project could harm the nature and quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.
Tom Gioconda, who stepped down as deputy director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in November, was given the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Gold Award at a Washington ceremony late last month.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Denise Hinkel has been elected vice chair of the plasma physics division of the American Physical Society, the first step in a four-year leadership commitment with the national scientific organization.
Chanukah was commemorated in Livermore by more than 60 people with the lighting of a 9-foot-tall menorah in front of the Bankhead Theater. “Chanukah Under The Stars,” celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights, has become an annual event for people of all ages. The Dec. 28 fete marked the eve…
On January 9, ValleyCare Charitable Foundation and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will present the next ValleyCare Speaker Series: “The Aftermath of Stroke: Improving What Goes Right and Preventing What Goes Wrong,” with Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD. Dr. Buckwalter, who has over 65 pu…
Livermore’s police department has announced it will use state grant money to hire an additional officer to work in the city’s schools to crack down on tobacco and vaping use among students.
Fifty smiling, cheering, and sometimes tearful students from Jackson Avenue Elementary and the Shepherd’s Gate homeless shelter received new bicycles on Dec. 18.
Livermore’s new $8.1 million Civic Center Meeting Hall is still within budget, but nearly a year behind schedule. The city is contemplating declaring the general contractor in default and suing the building’s architect, if necessary, to deliver a completed building.
The State of California will honor the Livermore Railroad Depot Relocation and Rehabilitation project, a unique endeavor that restored the dilapidated building to its historic context as a transit ticketing office and waiting area at the Livermore Transit Center (2500 Railroad Avenue, Livermore).
The health care settlement agreement between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees and the University of California was filed in Alameda County Superior Court last Friday, signaling a transition from litigation to administration.
Even before the ribbon-cutting ceremony, children were running, spinning, jumping and screaming with joy at the new May Nissen playground. The theme of story-telling and fairy tales was accented by towering, brightly colored flower-shaped shade structures and winding paths. The playground ha…
Nearly a decade after they first sued to regain University of California health care, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees have reached an $84.5 million settlement that provides a range of benefits: reimbursement for those who lost financially, support for future medical premium p…
The Livermore elections official who is suing five residents over language in a ballot initiative argument they prepared resigned from her post last week.
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is suing the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs, Inc., alleging the San Francisco-based company’s marketing strategy deceptively targeted its minor students, in violation of federal racketeering laws.
Tri-Valley residents joined cities across the country in rallies demanding President Trump be impeached and removed from office on Dec. 17, the day before the House of Representatives scheduled its vote on the question.
Bob Coomber has faced some challenges in his life – he’s had Type 1 diabetes since his teens, and a resulting shattered leg put him in a wheelchair, and, oh, his recent efforts to hike across the Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra Nevada by wheelchair.
Police have arrested the owner of two Livermore massage parlors, where they allege Chinese immigrants believing they had come to the United States to live the American dream were forced to work as prostitutes to pay off debt.
Livermore students and residents gathered at Las Positas College, and later in front of City Hall, as part of the Dec. 6 “Fridays For Future” campaign, urging leaders of all countries to recognize and do something about climate change.
A week after the Livermore became the second city in the nation to approve a ban on the sale of vaping products at retail stores, Juul Labs Inc. formed a committee to defeat the law.
Lawyers for the Central Park ballot initiative proponents are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed against them by Livermore’s elections official.
One recent afternoon, two businesses that bookended a strip mall at the Southwest corner of Rincon Avenue and Pine Street brought steady buzz of customers in and out. In between them sat a sea of asphalt, stucco and eerie quiet.
The highest paid city employee in Livermore will see his annual cash compensation increase by more than $16,000 and the second highest paid employee will bring home nearly $15,000 more in pay during the next 12 months.
Scott Kenison, Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC), gave his final annual report to the Livermore City Council at the Nov. 25 meeting. Kenison will be leaving the organization in February. Kenison arrived in late 2014 as the organization was coming out of a …
Ben Santer, senior climate scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, spoke earlier this month in Madison, Wisc. to the annual meeting of Sigma Xi, the national scientific society. Santer gave the talk after winning the society’s annual William Proctor Award, joining such past scie…
If there were a theme for the Bankhead Theater’s Nov. 12 reception marking its new array of solar panels, it might have been “Curtain Up! Light the Lights! We’ve Got Nothing to Hit But the Heights!”
In September and October, the Assistance League of Amador Valley has provided clothing for children in need throughout the Tri-Valley area. Over the last 19 years, 5,500 children have been clothed through the League’s Operation School Bell.
Livermore City Clerk Sarah Bunting is being asked to turn over emails and other documents that might help shed light on what led her office to sue the backers of a November 2020 ballot initiative.
Dyrell Foster, a veteran Southern California community college administrator, said this week that he is “looking forward to really hitting the ground running,” when he takes over in February as president of Las Positas College in Livermore.
Rebuttal arguments have been filed with the city clerk’s office by the City Council and a citizens’ group on a referendum of the Development Agreement between the City of Livermore and a hotel developer to build in the city’s downtown core.