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July 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firefighters have contained a wind-blown wildfire that grew to more than 10,000 acres early Wednesday, but which burned past a nuclear weapons laboratory and 500 homes without causing major damage, authorities said. The fire began about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and quickly spread through rolling grasslands in the windy Altamont Pass, said Chopper Snyder, a California Department of Forestry dispatcher. The blaze left the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory untouched after an initial scare, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators are looking into what caused two toxic mercury spills in as many months in a residential neighborhood. Crews from the federal Environmental Protection Agency cleaned up most of the latest spill by Thursday, a day after residents were warned to stay indoors after the discovery of thousands of tiny mercury beads in a street gutter. EPA officials said the danger of exposure has been eliminated.
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NEWS
March 1, 1988
An effort by history buffs in Livermore to honor adventure writer Jack London failed when city park directors turned down a proposal to rechristen Neptune Park as Jack London Park. City Heritage Preservation Commission Chairwoman Marie Abbott said the vote showed that local residents are too parochial to honor the internationally respected author. Last year, city officials also turned down Abbott's request to rename a street after the writer.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Here in the sunny suburbs east of San Francisco, voters are being offered a chance to make their city a leader in solar power at a time of growing anxiety over energy prices and global warming. A measure on Livermore's Nov. 8 ballot would allow developer Pardee Homes to build what it says would be the country's largest completely solar community, with 2,450 homes equipped to harvest the sun's energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2005 | Associated Press
A wind-blown brush fire outside Livermore threatened a nuclear weapons laboratory, hundreds of homes and the closure of two major freeways Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze that began Tuesday afternoon near Tracy and consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland as it quickly spread through the Altamont Pass, which is home to hundreds of turbines that produce energy with wind. "The Altamont Pass is of course infamous for that ...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Miami artist who created a mural for the Livermore, Calif., library found to be riddled with spelling errors has agreed to return and fix the mistakes. Maria Alquilar, who originally refused to fix the misspellings despite being paid $40,000 for the project, said Assistant City Manager Jim Piper persuaded her to rethink her decision. "He convinced me the easiest way to lay the matter to rest is to correct it," Alquilar said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
An artist who created a mosaic of misspelled words returned to Livermore, Calif., this week to fix her much-maligned display outside the town's new public library. Last year, the Livermore City Council paid Miami artist Maria Alquilar $40,000 to create an educational mural -- and got a colorful, 16-foot circular mosaic of famous names riddled with spelling errors.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Here in the sunny suburbs east of San Francisco, voters are being offered a chance to make their city a leader in solar power at a time of growing anxiety over energy prices and global warming. A measure on Livermore's Nov. 8 ballot would allow developer Pardee Homes to build what it says would be the country's largest completely solar community, with 2,450 homes equipped to harvest the sun's energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man known for his eccentric behavior has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father, a former weapons lab scientist, authorities said. Hans Aaland, 46, is a familiar character in Livermore, known for riding a 12-foot-high unicycle and passing out leaflets. Police said Aaland allegedly smothered his 80-year-old father, Kristian Aaland, early Saturday while he was sleeping in the home that he shared with his son and wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators are looking into what caused two toxic mercury spills in as many months in a residential neighborhood. Crews from the federal Environmental Protection Agency cleaned up most of the latest spill by Thursday, a day after residents were warned to stay indoors after the discovery of thousands of tiny mercury beads in a street gutter. EPA officials said the danger of exposure has been eliminated.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
An artist who created a mosaic of misspelled words returned to Livermore, Calif., this week to fix her much-maligned display outside the town's new public library. Last year, the Livermore City Council paid Miami artist Maria Alquilar $40,000 to create an educational mural -- and got a colorful, 16-foot circular mosaic of famous names riddled with spelling errors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firefighters have contained a wind-blown wildfire that grew to more than 10,000 acres early Wednesday, but which burned past a nuclear weapons laboratory and 500 homes without causing major damage, authorities said. The fire began about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and quickly spread through rolling grasslands in the windy Altamont Pass, said Chopper Snyder, a California Department of Forestry dispatcher. The blaze left the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory untouched after an initial scare, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2005 | Associated Press
A wind-blown brush fire outside Livermore threatened a nuclear weapons laboratory, hundreds of homes and the closure of two major freeways Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze that began Tuesday afternoon near Tracy and consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland as it quickly spread through the Altamont Pass, which is home to hundreds of turbines that produce energy with wind. "The Altamont Pass is of course infamous for that ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man known for his eccentric behavior has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father, a former weapons lab scientist, authorities said. Hans Aaland, 46, is a familiar character in Livermore, known for riding a 12-foot-high unicycle and passing out leaflets. Police said Aaland allegedly smothered his 80-year-old father, Kristian Aaland, early Saturday while he was sleeping in the home that he shared with his son and wife.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Miami artist who created a mural for the Livermore, Calif., library found to be riddled with spelling errors has agreed to return and fix the mistakes. Maria Alquilar, who originally refused to fix the misspellings despite being paid $40,000 for the project, said Assistant City Manager Jim Piper persuaded her to rethink her decision. "He convinced me the easiest way to lay the matter to rest is to correct it," Alquilar said.
NEWS
November 2, 1999 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
Will the day come when permission to build a new house requires a public vote? Dozens of California communities are voting today on how--or whether--to grow. But in a bellwether trio of measures that developers and environmentalists say have state and national implications, three Northern California communities will cast ballots on initiatives requiring voter approval for housing developments as small as 10 units.
NEWS
November 2, 1999 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
Will the day come when permission to build a new house requires a public vote? Dozens of California communities are voting today on how--or whether--to grow. But in a bellwether trio of measures that developers and environmentalists say have state and national implications, three Northern California communities will cast ballots on initiatives requiring voter approval for housing developments as small as 10 units.
TRAVEL
August 26, 2001 | SHARON BOORSTIN, Sharon Boorstin is a freelance writer based in Beverly Hills
Napa and Sonoma have been the toast of wine aficionados for years, but one of the oldest wine regions in California lies to the southeast, in Livermore Valley. Vineyards here have deep roots too, producing award-winning vintages as early as 1889, when Cresta Blanca won a gold medal at the Paris International Exposition. A century later, despite creeping suburbanization, Livermore wine country is thriving, offering tours and tastings at more than a dozen places.
NEWS
March 1, 1988
An effort by history buffs in Livermore to honor adventure writer Jack London failed when city park directors turned down a proposal to rechristen Neptune Park as Jack London Park. City Heritage Preservation Commission Chairwoman Marie Abbott said the vote showed that local residents are too parochial to honor the internationally respected author. Last year, city officials also turned down Abbott's request to rename a street after the writer.
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