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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...

2008-09-26 06:00:17

By Jeanine Benca LIVERMORE -- The park district's newly improved Web site has a host of user-friendly functions, including a key that can translate the entire site into more than 20 languages. Livermore Area Recreation and Park District officials say the renovated site will help members of Livermore's diverse ethnic community, especially non-English speakers, have better access to current information about parks and programs. A click from the homepage will activate Google Translate...

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Amy Moellering By Amy Moellering LIVERMORE -- Relationships with siblings are often the longest lasting relationship during a person's lifetime. But what if one of the siblings has a disability? How does that affect them? Jace King, 13, and Taylor Cross, 19, are brothers who have the usual sibling struggles, but with the added challenge of Taylor's autism. "For nine years they were estranged and often couldn't even be in the same room together," said their mom Keri Bowers. And then...

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. Last week, the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports named the Livermore school as the Bay Area Regional Award winner in the 2008 Governor's Challenge Competition. The award comes with $5,000 to promote fitness, which the school is putting toward a future track. Rancho Las Positas was...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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