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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this week took a formal step toward a long promised era of ultra-high-performance computing, signing a $600 million contract with Cray, the Seattle-based computer company, to deliver an “exascale” computer in late 2022.

Livermore Police are asking for information after two fatal shootings in the city this summer. Officers arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting last week in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Las Positas Road. They are still looking for a suspect who was involved in another deadly sh…

Livermore Indivisible, as part of their Civic Engagement Series, will host a special presentation by Cheryl Cook-Kallio about the separation of powers under the United States Constitution. Learn about the origins of the idea of checks and balances, how the Constitution's framers viewed its r…

The organization, Protect the Central Park Vote, announced a referendum drive to challenge the July 29, 2019 City Council ordinance approving a development agreement with 2205 Railroad Ave LLC (aka Presidio) for a hotel located on the east side of Livermore Avenue.

An ordinance approving a Development Agreement (DA) with Presidio Co., a hotel development company, to build a downtown hotel on the eastside of Livermore Avenue was unanimously approved at the July 29 Livermore City Council meeting.

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On July 30, a rally against big tobacco was held at Livermore Flagpole Plaza to support the June 24 Livermore City Council Tobacco Retail Ordinance. The ordinance establishes a city-wide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including electronic devices and any fluids that can be…

At the July 23 Livermore City Council meeting, a letter to the State Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee supporting SB 47 was unanimously approved. The measure requires individuals who are asked to sign state or local initiatives, referendums or recall petitions to be provided wit…

Four scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been selected for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers who are early in their career…

At the July 22 Livermore City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to direct staff to file a Notice of Determination to introduce an ordinance authorizing execution of a development agreement with Presidio Co. to build a downtown hotel on the eastside of Livermore Avenue.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Veterans Way, the new east/west street in downtown Livermore, will be held on Sunday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. It will take place on S. Livermore Ave., between Railroad Ave. and First St.

Construction of the bridge to connect a popular trail in Sycamore Grove Park officially began with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, July 22nd. The bridge is the final step to permanently connect a 44-mile trail through five parks from Livermore to Fremont. A multi-year, multi-agency proj…

On July 16, the Livermore Planning Commission unanimously voted to adopt the site plan design for a public multiuse pedestrian/bike bridge on N. Murrieta Blvd., spanning the area from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to just north of Stanley Blvd.

At its July 16 meeting, the Livermore Planning Commission unanimously passed a resolution recommending that the city council instruct staff to file a notice of determination with the Alameda County Clerk and adopt an ordinance approving the Development Agreement with Presidio Co. to construc…

On Tuesday, July 16, the Citizens for a Livermore Central Park submitted a total of 8110 signatures to the City Clerk in support of the Central Park Plan initiative. The clerk will review the petitions and send them to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to validate the signatures.

Future uses for the present Livermore City Council Chambers were discussed at the July 8 city council meeting. Within the next few months, the new City Council Chambers, at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and S. L Street, will be completed, leaving vacant the old chambers, 3575 Pacific Av…

This September, the City of Livermore is holding a community-wide open house and emergency preparedness fair at the new Civic Center Meeting Hall, located at 1016 S. Livermore Avenue. The public is invited to tour the building, which includes the new Dr. John Shirley City Council Chamber and…

The Livermore Police Department is looking for a potential witness to the homicide that occurred on July 8, 2019. They are hoping the driver of a white VW would call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 371-4790. The car was in the drive-thru of Taco Bell at the time of the incident.

At its July 8 meeting, the Livermore City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution authorizing staff to proceed with negotiating terms for a development agreement with Presidio Companies for a downtown hotel on the east side of Livermore Avenue at the corner of Livermore and Railroad …

At the July 8 Livermore City Council meeting, the second reading of an ordinance regulating tobacco products was again passed unanimously. The ordinance will become effective January 1, 2020.

On July 8, LPD officers responded to 985 E. Stanley Boulevard for a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived and located a 16-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical care.

The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 36th Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The 17-week academy will run from August 7th through December 11th. There are no physical requirements for most activities and no cost to participants.

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At the June 24 Livermore City Council meeting, councilmembers unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance to establish a city-wide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including electronic devices and any fluids that can be used to deliver nicotine in an aerosolized or vaporized…

Downtown Livermore will present the Red, White & Boom 4th of July Fireworks celebration on Thurs., July 4. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Streets will close at 4 p.m.: First St. Maple St. to L St., Railroad Ave. Maple St. to L St., Maple St. from First St. to Third St. & Liver…

Susan Frost, Special Projects Coordinator, related that under state law, density bonuses are intended to provide affordable housing units while offsetting the costs within the residential development. In 2019, new state law changes adopted became active. In Livermore, only three projects uti…

At the June 10 Livermore City Council meeting, an update of state housing legislation revealed that the Tri-Valley cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and the town of Danville had a voice in deciding the outcome of bills in the State Senate and Assembly affecting their cities’…

Livermore City Manager Marc Roberts announced the appointment of Scott Lanphier as the new Public Works Director, effective July 8, 2019. Lanphier served as the Director of Public Works for Colusa County since 2013. A nationwide competitive recruitment was conducted.

Livermore will host one of the 80th anniversary events of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-In at the Livermore Airport this weekend, June 21 and 22.

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors made changes in pay schedules and reviewed upcoming budgets at the June 12 meeting.

At the June 10 Livermore City Council meeting, the pending downtown initiative was discussed. The main concerns expressed by council members were the direct and indirect costs of the process.

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KTVU Channel 2 debuted Zip Trip with a live broadcast from Livermore on June 7. The show called the city one of the hottest spots to bring a family to live. They referred to Livermore as the “Gateway to the Central Valley.”

Gary Drummond Memorial History Walks return on Thursday, June 13 at the Livermore Farmers Market. The walks are free. Call 925-449-9927 or stop in at the History Center in the Carnegie Library, 2155 Third Street in Livermore, to give the organizers a head count.

At the Livermore City Council special meeting on May 30, applicants were interviewed for an opening on the Livermore Planning Commission. On a 4-1 vote, former Councilmember John Stein was chosen to fill the vacancy. Supporting Planning Commissioner Loretta Kaskey who last served in February…

The Livermore Public Library recognized Renee Lau as the 2019 Library Volunteer of the Year. Renee has been volunteering for the Library since 2014, serving as a host for Library programs. During this time, she has co-hosted and hosted approximately 75 adult programs. She also volunteers ann…

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2019 Wine Country Luncheon series on May 23. The luncheon took place at the Robert Livermore Community Center, and featured a State of the City address by Mayor John Marchand.

On Wednesday May 22nd, the day after Save The Hill Group filed a lawsuit to force environmental review of a housing project called Garaventa Hills, earth moving equipment had appeared on the hill and began performing excavation and ground disturbing activities in violation of the California …

Citizens for a Livermore Central Park has announced that the committee has found a Livermore campaign office that will open this week. The group is preparing to gather signatures on the initiative petition to create a new plan for the center of downtown Livermore. An initiative was filed wit…

At the Livermore City Council workshop on May 20, city staff provided the 2019-21 fiscal year preliminary financial plan, including a proposed budget seeking direction from council concerning any refinements to the plan before a final presentation at the June 10 council meeting.