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2009-05-21 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed an age discrimination lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Case Number 09453596 on behalf of 130 former employees against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) , the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. On May 22 and 23, 2008, LLNS laid off approximately 440 employees,...

2009-04-27 14:02:00

Livermore High School Will Compete in the National Award Competition and Attend Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Service Initiative (YSI), a program created in collaboration with Deloitte to pass the tradition of volunteerism along to our youth and help double volunteerism in America's high schools, has named Livermore High School in Livermore, California, the Regional Role Model High School for the 2008-2009...

2009-03-24 08:53:32

U.S. biologists say some deep-sea corals off the Hawaiian coast are much older than once believed and might be the oldest living marine organisms. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford University and the University of California-Santa Cruz used radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the coral. They discovered the Geradia sp., or gold coral, specimens were 2,740 years old and Leiopathes sp., or black coral, specimens were 4,270 years old -- the oldest living...

2009-02-03 12:46:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 4, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed Complaints of Discrimination on behalf of 100 clients against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, for age discrimination in massive layoffs that took place last year. The complaints were filed with the California Department...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

By Anonymous Information for the Community Calendar must be submitted two weeks in advance. News releases may be sent to vtletters@bayareanewsgroup.com or faxed to 925-847-2189. For details, call 925-847-2111. Oct. 14 Meet the Candidate -- 6-8 p.m. Meet Marianne Bordogna, who is challenging the three incumbents for a seat on the Danville Town Council, and share your ideas and opinions on town policies. The reception will feature wines poured by Thomas Halby. The Vine at Bridges, 480...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Elizabeth Pfeffer/ LIVERMORE -- The team behind the buzzed-about human rights documentary "Tapestries of Hope" is throwing a music, food and wine- packed benefit to fund postproduction of their film about sexual abuse of girls in Africa. Filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley of Palo Alto is determined to finish editing by Oct. 31, in time to meet the Sundance Film Festival's submission deadline, she said. The film focuses on the Girl Child Project in Zimbabwe, which works to combat the...

2008-10-11 06:00:20

By Eric Louie While Livermore school officials and teachers fight over a contract, voters are pondering who among two incumbents and two union-supported candidates should get the two open school board steats. Other issues facing the district include a parcel tax measure on the Nov. 4 ballot and an achievement gap to address. The incumbents are Bill Morrison, 57, a real estate broker who teaches at the University of Phoenix, and Tom McLaughlin, 77, a retired public school teacher....

2008-10-09 21:00:27

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES TO COMPLETE ITS TRANSFORMATION from Pleasanton Playhouse to Tri- Valley Repertory Theatre, the company will begin its new season with the international hit show, "Miss Saigon." Created by the same team that brought us "Les Miserables," -- Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schonberg along with Richard Maltby Jr. --"Miss Saigon" is a new take on Puccini's opera, "Madama Butterfly." On Broadway and the West End, the show was staged with a cast of hundreds, huge...

2008-10-03 06:00:10

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES DANIEL GLOVER, the longtime accompanist for Valley Concert Chorale, a solo artist who has performed all over the world, will perform for the benefit of the chorale at a piano recital Saturday. Here's what the San Jose Mercury News had to say about him: "Glover is an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player..." And the San Francisco Classical Voice raved: "brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling"...Glover brought everything together into a...

2008-10-02 21:00:23

By Anonymous Las Positas Community College -- "Organizing Your Office: More Time and Profit," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11. 3303 Collier Canyon Road, Livermore. $104. 510-528-4950, Eve@Organizer-Extraordinaire.com, laspositas.augusoft.net/ index.cfm?fuseaction=1011&CategoryID=5&SubCategoryID=19. (c) 2008 Oakland Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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