Quantcast

Latest Livermore, California Stories

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.

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By BAY AREA NEWS GROUP TODAY Oct. 3 Musical adaptation 'Pinocchio' -- 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-5 and 10- 12. This award-winning musical is based on the book by Carlo Collodi. It is a musical adaptation of the classic tale of the wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy. Front row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. Tickets are $16 adults; $13 children and seniors; $11 matinees for all seats. Call 925-973-3200 or...

2008-10-02 21:00:00

By Ned McKay Visitors to Brushy Peak Regional Preserve near Livermore can now hike a new loop trail through the preserve, thanks in part to the work of about 100 volunteers from Volunteers for Outdoor California. The volunteers spent the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14 helping to finish a mile-and-a-half of trail that makes the formerly dead-end Brushy Peak Trail into a loop. The new trail does not go to the top of Brushy Peak itself, but it takes you up to a shady spot with spectacular views...

2008-10-02 06:00:27

By Eric Louie LIVERMORE -- With negotiations at an impasse, a committee will now recommend the contract terms the Livermore school district and its teachers union should agree to. The nonbinding recommendation would come from a panel consisting of one person from each side and a third member agreed to by both sides or appointed by the state, Superintendent Brenda Miller said. Shelly Fields Tejeda, vice president of the teachers union, said the union may take other steps if an agreement...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Times 1. San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival -- Head out to Treasure Island for the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the country. Watch the races, then enjoy cultural activities, live entertainment, dancing, the Dragon Land children's activity tent, arts and crafts and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Treasure Island, S.F, free, www.sfdragonboat.com. 2. Ninth annual Oktoberfest by the Bay -- Capture the spirit of Munich with German cuisine, beer and...

2008-10-01 06:00:43

By Eric Louie LIVERMORE -- The four people seeking two open seats in November's Livermore school board election answered a wide range of questions during a candidates forum Monday night. No one theme dominated the hourlong event, which will be televised at 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on Comcast Channel 26. Questions they faced included how to encourage students, their level of support for vocational education, how to keep down special education costs and their support for...

2008-09-30 21:00:33

By BAY AREA NEWS GROUP Football High school Nonleague, Friday Granada 24, Vintage 20 Granada 7 10 0 7-- 24 Vintage 0 0 13 7-- 20 G -- G. Atkinson 47 run (Victoria kick) G -- Schoennagel 5 run (Victoria kick) G -- Victoria 31 FG V -- Pappas 18 pass from Ryan (Avalos kick) V -- Huddleston 5 pass from Ryan (kick failed) V -- Roscoe 19 run (Avalos kick) G -- Victoria 7 pass from Van Galder (Victoria kick) Rushing: G -- G. Atkinson 12-129-1, Schoennagel 18-51-1, Pico...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
Related