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Terry April 16, 2014 at 09:26 AM
The cat is adhd for sure. He needs medical marijuana.
Jay April 16, 2014 at 09:49 AM
@Health Care is NOT a human right. Where the heck did you get THAT? You may or may not realizeRead Moreit, but you are singing from the Communist Manifesto songbook. If you want a program that provides services to people for free,...YOU pay for it George. Don't put a Gov't gun to my head and everyone else here in Livermore and force us to pay for your give-away programs.
Jow April 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Go get 'em Jay!
Jow April 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Fracking is all good brah.
Teresa April 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM
I believe we should always be good stewards of the earth but not to the point where we destroyRead Moreourse lves and create poverty within our communities by not being able to use and develop energy from natural gas, oil, and other natural resources. It is becoming known that the climate change/global warming EPA are contributing to ill-changes of the earth and are pushing the climate change agenda for the "green" of money. Look at who they are and how they are prospering from it. Watch the documentary: http://www.bluebeatsgreen.com---- and do research on who is making money on the false models and push of climate change and what the "green movement" is actually doing and how it is destroying the beauty and preservation discussed in your post. There are six billion people on Earth, a colder climate and/or less carbon dioxide would have devastating effects worldwide. Thousands and thousands of studies and experiments prove that more carbon dioxide produces better fruits, vegetables, trees and almost any sort of plant life. Most of the temperature increase happened before 1940 (Before most carbon dioxide was released by cars and factories). We can be good stewards and also use the natural resources within our earth to create energy and jobs to live healthy and feed the world. Man is not the evil CO2 contributor: read the article from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096277/Global-warming-James-Delingpole-claims-green-zealots-destroying-planet.html “There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will cause in the future, catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere or disruption of the Earth's climate.”Oregon Petition, from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, signed by over 17,000 international scientists including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists. We need CO2 for the world to BE green--we are killing our forests and water. Our local politicians are controlling our water in CA by NOT planning for times with less rain. In ancient times even those people understood to be wise and prepare for worst times--build reservoirs!! Don't drain our lakes or take away our reservoirs and then control us by telling us we have no water, and need to limit our use when we could have been prepared.
Smitty April 08, 2014 at 08:07 PM
You got me good TrueRealist. I agree that the future of The Bankhead should be put to a vote, butRead Moreno t without a viable plan/s in place for the site's future should it fail. Theaters nationwide have funding problems and a great many are joint ventures between private owners and their cities, which is probably the only way those that survive do so. I think theater venues are an important part of communities and I don't know why they have such money issues barring the fact that entertainment production is costly, ticket prices are high, and construction debt is costly. I do believe that success depends on the synergy between the Bankhead and the downtown area, i.e., restaurants and shops. It would be really helpful to see hard numbers on restaurant patronage and revenue on theater days/nights versus when the Bankhead is dark. I don't know where that info is or if it exists in the aggregate, but without it, we're all shooting from the hip. I like some of Scooby's ideas for fostering that synergy, especially a Dinner and a Show like combo, which has been done in San Jose. I have never been in favor of a second regional theater and fought against it and have never understood the supposed synergy it would have created to support the Bankhead other than some economies of scale which never made sense to me. I'm not ready to vote against the Bankhead based upon everything known (or supposedly known) now. I would like to see what plan develops between the city, the theater, and those who represent downtown businesses and I hope it is something we can believe in.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 09, 2014 at 09:13 PM
@ Becky, did you mean stop it Cat? or stop it, Cat?? Very confusing. I am now on the side of Smitty Read More(although I haven't read a word you people write).
Becky April 09, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Cat, you are the only unbiased person on here.
Sophie April 12, 2014 at 02:58 AM
I heard this too. There had been a standoff with a suicidal man on Hillview. I'm not sure if theRead Moregun shot noises were related to that.
Deanna Lopez April 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Why isn't that story on the Patch? I live over there and I would like to know what happened.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Did it sound like "PEW! PEW! PEWPEWPEW!!! PEW!!! drop the knife a hole!! PEW PEW.... 'MericaRead MoreWI NS!!!
Sophie April 12, 2014 at 03:27 AM
At around 11 I heard five of what sounded like flashbangs. Do you know the outcome of the standoff?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 12, 2014 at 07:52 PM
I will check with LPD and post if I hear anything back.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Did it sound like "PEW! PEW! PEWPEWPEW!!! PEW!!! drop the knife a hole!! PEW PEW.... 'MericaRead MoreWI NS!!! If so then?? I just made that up!! LuLz!!!
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 09:05 PM
OMG Becky, his English sucks and he has a horrible vocabulary. Get off your high horse and make meRead Morea sandwich. As for you Maurice, no body is going to read this cing-cang-cung garbage! Now learn proper grammar and stop massacring our language or GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!!!
Terry April 16, 2014 at 09:57 AM
City should sell its golf course.
Jow April 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Whys Terry? The golfs course brings in monies...
Terry April 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM
If Bankhead snack bar sells medical marijuana then they will fund themselves. Win win win for sll.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Terry you are the hammer that has finally hit the nail right on its metal little head. CLAP! CLAP! Read MoreCLAP! CLAP! A round of applause to Terry for being the only logical person in here.
Terry April 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM
City of Livermore should sell its golf course. If not then City of Livermore should buy the bowling Read Morealley and remodel it along with buying Bankhead Theater. Heck City of Livermore needs to build and operate more tennis courts. Heck City should own and operate all private businesses. Did the City successfully operate the climbing wall company? City should only be operating traditional city government services.
Scooby Doo April 07, 2014 at 01:05 PM
While I've NEVER been an advocate of a larger theater being built, especially if taxpayer moniesRead More(ie : the City's General Fund) were on the line to assist with financing, it would be incredibly short-sighted and asinine to just 'close the Bankhead Theater'. Suppose the Bankhead does go under and close. What would happen with the building, as well as the maintenance of the building and surrounding area? How would neighboring businesses and the downtown as a whole be impacted? Would there be an increase in graffiti and blight? Would police services need to be increased to keep trespassers out and criminal elements away? How would residents and visitors alike feel about spending their time and dollars in an business district, or even community, that centers around a large, vacant building and possible nuisance attractant? Less dollars spent in town equals less money in the City's General Fund equals less money available to fund protective services such as police and fire; to repair streets; to clean up litter, illegal dumping, and graffiti, etc. for the community. For the usual crowd of naysayers here on the Livermore Patch that espouse their personal beliefs and agendas, please realize you do NOT speak for the community as a whole. The (theater) building is already built and will not be going away anytime soon. Bemoaning "woulda, should, coulda" does no good for anyone now. Unless you have a better and reasonable idea - which is actually feasible - as to what to do with something that already impacts our community, your typical gripes will not be taken seriously by most. Bashing the Bankhead and hoping for its closure or standing by idly and hoping for the best is NOT the answer. PS - For those who do not know their facts about the Bankhead Theater, how it got its name, and who the Bankheads are, here is a useful link I found: http://www.elivermore.com/bankhead02.htm
Coo Brie April 15, 2014 at 09:44 AM
The nice woman in front of Trader Joe's last Sunday told us that the closure was Gov. Brown'sRead Morefault. The theater's construction loan was coming due and the State cancelled its commitment to fund the loan. She said Brown took the money to balance the budget. What the government gives, the government can take away. Happy tax day!
Desert Rat April 15, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Matt, I agree with your statement. I think there is a small percentage of Livermore residents whoRead Morem ight take advantage of a downtown BART. The other supporters are business owners who don't care if the streets are packed with people since it could turn into business. But let's be honest, do small mom and pop businesses pay the city bills? I would submit that the bulk of Livermore residents are urbanites who commute somewhere else to work, shop at big box stores most of the time, and who don't want an influx of tons of outsiders into Livermore. This doesn't mean I don't support small local businesses as I go to them often. But, I don't want to fight the hordes to get there and use them. It would be nice to have a balance.
Robert April 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM
people will say or do anything to try and put the police in a 'bad light'
Mimi April 13, 2014 at 12:58 AM
I have confidence that our new Chief, Mike Harris will be making every effort to see that the menRead Morean d women on his force are serving with honor and integrity.....isn't that awesome to think about!!! I say this in all honesty just 13 hours after getting a speeding ticket by an LPD officer!! She was direct, polite and professional. That's a lot these days.
CaliGirl April 13, 2014 at 01:45 AM
They walked right into my house one day for no reason. Some dumb girl was going around tellingRead Morepeopl e that she ran away and was living with my son. My son barely even knows her. My oldest son was in the shower and heard them come in and was like, 'what the hell are you doing in here?' What if it had been me in the shower? Getting out in just a towel? Of course, I can't because I have boys but still, do they do that to just anyone? What if my dogs had attacked them? Would they have shot my dogs because they had no permission to be inside my house and dogs do what dogs which is one reason we have them.
Becky April 13, 2014 at 08:11 PM
Timid cats usually hide when they are lost outside. She might be trapped in a neighbor's shed orRead Moreso mething like that. I hope you find her, or she finds you first.
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