Latest Livermore, California Stories

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. I've always been interested in good speech makers, just from a theatrical point of view, and must admit I get pretty disgusted with politicians who aren't any good at it. Seems like a must-have talent! I know it's too early to mention Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," but...

2008-08-19 03:00:34

By Sheble, Nicholas A new machine can detect explosive, chemical, and biological agents all at the same time. A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers proved a three-in-one machine, or "universal point detection system," can work, said George Farquar, a postdoctoral fellow and physical chemist at the Lab's Glenn T Seaborg Institute. The machine could help clear airplane passengers and screen baggage. The team uses a mass spectrometry system to detect the...

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. In June the company launched a special community program to encourage residents of the community to invest in renewable energy by offering deep discounts on solar electric systems. In fact, demand for the REC Solar program has been so strong, with over 160 kW already sold, that REC Solar has decided to extend the program until...

2008-08-01 06:00:22

By Denis Cuff Construction will proceed with a loop trail at lower elevations on the steep hill, he added. Brushy Peak, located near the border of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, plays a role in Native American creation stories as the site of the first land in a world covered with water.

2008-07-14 12:00:39

By Pat Craig, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 14--Wild laughter launched Livermore Shakespeare Festival's opening night in its plush new digs at Concannon Vineyards. The company demonstrated an eagerness to bite the Bard that feeds it by starting the new season with the American debut of an updated version of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's spoof, "The Complete Works of William Shakespere (abridged) (revised)." "(Abridged)" was reworked by the show's original authors, Adam Long,...

2008-07-10 09:00:56

By Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 10--Livermore Shakespeare Festival, fresh in new digs in the Livermore Valley wine country, doubles its summer offerings this year with two comic plays -- Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and the frenetic "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)." Both shows play in repertory until the beginning of August on the grounds of historic Concannon Vineyards, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. A centerpiece for the...

2008-07-09 18:00:19

By Donna M. Perry LIVERMORE FALLS - Selectmen have voted to fix a damaged, interior fire station wall and have accepted changes to the Fire Department bylaws, Chairwoman Louise Chabot said Tuesday. The wall was struck by accident when a firetruck was backed into the tight quarters. Inspectors determined there was no structural damage. Selectmen chose the option of pushing the bricks back in place or putting a membrane over the area, Chabot said. The board also approved replacing the...

2008-04-02 11:50:00

Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar to actual observations of surface winds and sea surface temperatures. The research, led by LLNL atmospheric scientist Govindasamy Bala, appears in the April 1 edition of the Journal of Climate.The researchers used the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), which is sponsored by the...

2008-02-04 09:00:00

Despite a state law passed more than a decade ago requiring communities to fluoridate their tap water, Livermore remains the largest city in the East Bay that doesn't use the additive. It has nothing to do with still-alive-and-kicking conspiracy theories or even the cost of fluoridating -- at least directly. Councilman John Marchand, who used to serve on the Zone 7 water board and works as a chemist for the Alameda County Water District, said the reason Livermore doesn't fluoridate is...

2008-01-18 09:20:00

LIVERMORE, Calif. "“ Over the past 85 years, humans have helped shape California climate during certain seasons.But that's not necessarily good.Recent research by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California, Merced and the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows that California temperatures have jumped statewide by more than 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit between 1915 and 2000. This warming is likely related to human activities.Using data from...

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