Latest Livermore, California Stories

2008-09-21 09:00:24

By Eric Louie LIVERMORE -- The running program at Rancho Las Positas Elementary School is one step closer to a new track after being recognized by the state for its efforts in promoting health.

2008-09-19 15:00:45

By Donna M. Perry LIVERMORE FALLS - SAD 36 Superintendent Terry Despres announced to school directors Thursday that the district and its partner, SAD 52, have been awarded a $425,118 federal grant to improve education opportunities.

2008-09-19 12:00:26

By Eric Louie LIVERMORE -- The Livermore teachers union rallied at school district offices Wednesday afternoon over what have been contentious contract negotiations on pay and benefits.

2008-09-05 15:00:25

By Donna M. Perry JAY - The School Committee voted unanimously Thursday to increase substitute teacher pay by $5 a day, effective immediately. The new rate is $55 a day for a substitute with no college degree, $60 for a two-plus-year degree, and $65 for a bachelor's degree.

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Eric Louie The number of Tri-Valley schools failing to meet federal student achievement requirements is holding steady, but several have fallen further behind this year, according to the state Accountability Progress Report released Thursday.

2008-09-04 12:00:10

By Amy Moellering Fifth-grader Aubrey Krieger has been interested in science ever since she started a rock collection as a toddler. Her mother, Lainie, says Aubrey quickly moved on to mixing kitchen concoctions and science experiments.

2008-08-29 06:00:39

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES I HOPE YOU ENJOYED and are enjoying the real-life drama of the Olympics and the two conventions. Speechifying is an old, old American art form that has taken it on the chin in recent times.

2008-08-19 03:00:34

By Sheble, Nicholas A new machine can detect explosive, chemical, and biological agents all at the same time.

2008-08-15 06:00:35

In the past eight weeks 29 homeowners in Livermore and Pleasanton have installed solar electric systems through industry leading solar solutions provider REC Solar.

2008-08-01 06:00:22

By Denis Cuff

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.