Livermore NewsHoliday happenings in Tri-Valley
Trips to snowy Tahoe. Trekking around the neighborhood to look at lights and decorations.Livermore man convicted of 2nd-degree murder for drunk-driving deaths
A 38-year-old Livermore man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for killing a mother and her toddler in a drunk-driving crash in Livermore in 2015. Alameda County Superior Court jurors deliberated for two days before announcing their verdict late Monday afternoon against Brian Jones for the deaths of 46-year-old Esperanza Morales-Rodriguez of Seaside and her 14-month-old daughter, Ulidia Perez-Morales, on May 2, 2015.Teens gather for Manga Mania at Oakley Library
The Oakley Library has kicked off a new program for teens - the monthly Manga Mania. Doug Thomas, an adult and teen services librarian, said it's the first time this has been offered.Meetings on Highway 84 widening set for later this month
Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission will hold three public meetings in the Tri-Valley later this month to discuss proposed Highway 84 widening and improvements to the Highway 84/Interstate 680 interchange. The meetings, the last of which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Amador Recreation Center in Pleasanton, come on the heels of the release of the project's draft environmental impact report, which evaluates possible effects of the proposed roadway changes.Performant Financial Corporation Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2017
LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 07, 2017 -- Performant Financial Corporation , a leading provider of technology-enabled recovery and related analytics services in the United States, today reported the following financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017: Total revenues of $29.7 million, compared to revenues of $31.2 million in the prior year period, down 4.8% Net loss of $7.9 million, or $ per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million, or $ per diluted share, in the prior year period Adjusted net loss of $6.4 million, or $ per diluted share, compared to an adjusted net income of $0.8 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior year period Student lending revenues in the third quarter were $19.8 million, a decrease of 16.8% from revenues of $23.8 million in the prior year period.Lab scientists take their craft to classrooms in Livermore
Students Chase Matautia ,10, left, and Jordan McCafferty ,10, right, work on a science experiment during class at Sunset Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Livermore, Calif. Students Chase Matautia ,10, left, and Jordan McCafferty ,10, right, work on a science experiment during class at Sunset Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Livermore, Calif.DSD Merchandisers, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Dark Chocolate Almond...
In cooperation with the GKI Foods LLC recall of Dark Chocolate Almonds due to an undeclared milk allergen, DSD Merchandisers, Inc., Livermore, CA, is voluntarily recalling bulk Dark Chocolate Almonds and pre-packaged Dark Chocolate Almonds. All lot numbers are affected.Dog turnout of 624 falls shot of 764 Guiness record
The dog-loving city of Livermore hoped the third try would be the charm in setting the Guinness world record for most bandana-wearing dogs gathered in one spot. Giving away bandanas to canine participants, the Livermore Recreation and Park District lined up 621 dogs on a Sunday last month to attend Dogtoberfest at Robert Livermore Park.Alameda County Zone 7 eliminates drought surcharge.
The end of the drought is bringing a delayed reward for 220,000 Tri-Valley residents: A break on their water bills. Households will pay an average of about $4.62 per month less on their water bills starting Jan. 1 as the Alameda County Zone 7 Water Agency dumps a drought surcharge applied to make up for reduced water sales during years of conservation.Beloved Pleasanton teacher's memory lives on with bench on idyllic hilltop
A bench dedicated to the memory of Amador Valley High School teacher Eric Thiel provides a view over the Livermore valley. The "Sons of Malarkey"A mountain bikers, from left to right: Gary Hicklin, Mike Bettencourt, Dennis Aquilina, Cy Ogle, Tom Hall, Fred Emerson, and Clark Fuller.Behind the maze: How Bay Area farmers are mastering a favorite fall attraction
LIVERMORE >> Standing in the middle of the approximately six-acre corn maze at G&M Farms, it's hard to imagine that less than a mile away is the busy Interstate 580 freeway, the nearby Livermore airport and a slew of office and commercial buildings. That's the point, when it comes to corn mazes.Berkeley Lab researchers lead effort to predict ground movement and impact on structures
With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how these movements will impact energy infrastructure - from the electric grid to local power plants - and scientific research facilities. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, as well as the University of California at Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings.Around Pleasanton: Chief Spiller talks crime, other police issues
Adina Erridge of Bay Equity Home Loans and vice president of the Valley Real Estate Network, interviews Pleasanton Police Chief Dave Spiller at recent Realtors meeting in Inklings Coffee Shop. Still understaffed at a time when police work and pay is falling out of favor among college graduates nationally, the number of crimes in Pleasanton rose in 2015 and 2016 over earlier years and the growing number of cyber-crimes is taxing the police department's technological capabilities.Around Livermore: Solar panel installations coming to 12 schools
In December it will become the first of 12 proposed school sites within the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District to complete solar panel installations, according to Deputy Superintendent Chris VanSchaack. The district plans to save $16 million over the next 20 years in what it pays for power.Multiple agencies respond to Livermore vegetation fire
Crews from Alameda County Fire Department rolled out at 3:12 p.m. to the fire, which was near North Vasco and Los Vaqueros roads.Governor signs series of Baker bills
Among the 859 bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown over recent weeks were a variety of new laws authored or co-authored by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker. Baker's bills covered a range of topics, including helping connect BART to ACE train, protections for some of the most vulnerable crime victims, prioritizing California students in the UC system and warnings for firearms.Pleasanton PD swears in two new officers
From left: Officers Austin Eckardt and Daniel Efting are the newest members of the Pleasanton Police Department. The Pleasanton Police Department welcomed its newest officers when Bay Area natives Austin Eckardt and Daniel Efting took their oaths of office last week.What if Joan Osborne sang Bob Dylan songs in Livermore?
Joan Osborne, a talented roots/blues singer with a knack for interpreting classics, brings her tour behind an album of Bob Dylan covers to Livermore on Friday. Janet and Brad arrive at the "lab" in a scene from "Rocky Horror Live," playing in San Jose Oct. 26-Nov. 4. "Rocky Horror Live" combines elements of the cult-fave movie with a lively house party.What if Joan Osborne sang Bob Dylan songs in Livermore?
Portuguese Fado singer Mariza performs on June 15, 2012, in the southwestern city of Toulouse during a concert as part of the Rio Loco music festival . AFP PHOTO ERIC CABANIS The singer owed much of her early fame to "One of Us," a radio and MTV hit that was hardly representative of the kind of rootsy, resourceful singer and interpreter Osborne is.Faster Ballistics Analysis Now Available for Agencies of All Sizes...
LIVERMORE, Calif: Vigilant Solutions, a global intelligence and analytics company serving law enforcement agencies, announced today BallisticSearch, a new product providing law enforcement agencies with faster and more efficient cartridge case analysis, will be unveiled at the upcoming International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, October 21st - 24th in Philadelphia. BallisticSearch includes portable image capture hardware, cartridge case capture software and ballistics comparison technology.