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RU11550 March 13, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Amen Jacque
Jow April 02, 2014 at 01:42 PM
The Bankhead family donated a lot of money for that theater, so they named it Bankhead.
Scooby Doo April 07, 2014 at 01:03 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
Jow April 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM
It was probably them ol' Duke boys from up in Hazzard County. They're always driving aroundRead Morejumping cars and trowing eggs. It looks like they moved on from the Charger to an SUV though. Maybe the General Lee is not passing smog...
Maurice Duenas April 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Is not my peoples because we do nots drive them types of cars at all
Jow April 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
^^ my peoples ^^ Alright, cue ALL HAIL KING KITTY CAT rant in 3, 2, 1...
Lifelong Tri-valley Resident April 03, 2014 at 11:47 AM
No benefits for part time work, which is common in the community she represents. This was theRead Morepolicy going into the position. If she doesn't like it, resign or don't run next term. She lost my vote.
Smitty April 06, 2014 at 09:22 PM
I posted the following 5 days ago Maurice. You ignore it and don't support your position. Here'sRead Moreyou r chance again: "Maurice. Your comments expose your absolute ignorance of the time and energy it takes to serve in the council positions. I suggest that you go schedule a meeting with one or more of them so that they can enlighten you about the demands of the job, the meetings that they have to attend, the homework they have to do to get and stay up to date on the issues. It is stunning to me that you and so many others lack the imagination or insight regarding this. Your shoot from the hip, loaded comments lack foundation and can't stand up to scrutiny. "That's why a token compensation, say a couple hundred dollars a month, might be appropriate to offset the actual expenses of a part-time elected official."? Absurd! Stop randomly cutting and pasting outdated material Maurice and start thinking or get help doing so." This is the second or third time now that you have reposted this very out of date material. Look at the first paragraph. You are misleading people and misrepresenting responses by reposting comments over and over. In short, you are abusing communication on Patch. Stop it.
T. Brickle April 09, 2014 at 11:43 AM
In my opinion, full-time employee=full-time benefits and part-time employee=part-time benefits. Read MoreEle cted officials should earn a stipend for food and travel expenses as many of them already hold full-time employment with some sort of medical benefits or are retired, hopefully with some sort of medical coverage/pension. I can only speak for Livermore's elected officials as I have had a lot of interaction with all except one. They work hard, often times very long hours as Smitty mentioned in a previous post. I am not defending them; I am only stating what I know to be true from first-hand experience. They deserve compensation, however the trick is finding the balance and making sure proper checks and balances are in place to prevent abuse at the taxpayer’s expense.
Desert Rat April 18, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Perhaps Alice, your helping could be focused on George who replied to my humor withRead More"Apparently you are not educated enough", "..or maybe you are just ignorant of the English language." and "...and do you have issue with that word too because it contains the letters that spell out homo?" Bring that bitchiness to bear on a better target. I would also say that sarcasm and humor are sometimes more difficult to express in an online forum lacking context. But then again, assuming an intent to ridicule or bully on somebody else's part just because you didn't get the humor might belie some insecurity as well. I will confess however to associating with smart asses, class clowns, future stand up comedians, and others of excessively dry wit in my youth. But, I never bullied, well unless they needed it....and it usually included the deployment of an atomic wedgie with the recipient left hanging on a door knob. Or so it was alleged....
Becky April 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM
I am rolling on the floor, sniggering.
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 22, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Becky you are so 2000 and late. Everyone knows it's ROTFLMAO. Gosh Becky get with the times.
Styler April 21, 2014 at 05:16 PM
According to records, Cannon Fitness was located on Vasco Rd, that pot place was located at 33 ERead MoreAir way Blvd. Where exactly are you located?
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 21, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Sorry I have no idea how I mixed up the two, here is the actual address 2160 Railroad Ave,Read MoreLivermore , CA 94550 (925) 449-6165
Anna Hernandez-Ratto April 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Cannon fitness Studio is located at Vasco Plaza 1324 N. Vasco Rd. go Go to our Facebook page forRead Moredai ly schedules, health tips and information.
Jow April 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM
So you don't understand the difference between "Desert" and "Dessert"? Let meRead MoreGo ogle that for you Maurice. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+the+difference+between+%22Desert%22+and+%22Dessert%22%3F
Maurice Duenas April 24, 2014 at 12:31 PM
I thanks you for the helps, I sees them as the same before but know I now other wise thanks for the Read MoreJow.
Jow April 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Good God Maurice, please proof read your post in MS Word or use Firefox. I should expect nothingRead Morele ss I guess...
Desert Rat April 20, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Armalloy, I think the big problem is that the Bankhead isn't the "keystone" of that area. Read More If it were, then it wouldn't be in financial difficulty. The answer to me is to bring more popular forms of entertainment to the theater. But, that costs money and that money has to come from somewhere. Big name entertainment wants to make money. They can either play larger venues where the tickets can cost a little less due to higher quantity, or they can find small venues but charge out the wazoo for a ticket to make up the difference. I would be willing to pay a greater amount for an act that I really want to see, but I may be in the minority on that one. Also, keep in mind we have the Wente concert series which seats over double the 500 at the Bankhead. If I were a performer, the choice would be clear in Livermore.
armalloy April 21, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Have you looked at what Wente is offering? And they only offer 6 concerts. I love the restaurant,Read Morean d I love their wine, but I've never seen an act there I wanted to go to. I have enjoyed many of the eclectic acts at the Bankhead, and paid good money to see them. That said, I'd love it if they'd get rid of some of the dreck they put on, and do more of what Yoshi's does- which is to market to younger people. I'm not sure what the average age of the Bankhead audiences are, but most of the performances I've been to skew to older demographics- often elderly demographics. To be a money maker, they've got to start pulling in the under 40 crowd, and we could do that. A lot of really great alternative music bands would not charge a lot, but would love to come here- however, that would require the Bankhead had some contacts in the world of younger music, and I'm not sure they do. But that said, the death of the Bankhead would be a real buzz kill for our downtown. I think you are underestimating the impact the demise of the Bankhead would have on our city. But maybe we'll find out if you're correct, if the Bankhead does go under. Time will tell, I guess.
Desert Rat April 22, 2014 at 01:07 AM
I would venture a guess that Wente knows exactly the kind of acts that will sell out. It isn'tRead Morecoin cidental that all these 60's, 70's, and even some 80's bands are back to touring. Money comes from those usually 30 and older. But even more so from the 50's and 60's crowd. Stand in line at the concert merchandise stands at any concert these days and you can watch baby boomers shelling out huge amounts for T-shirts, hats and other trinkets. This is after forking over whatever the price of the ticket was. But, there are major events that draw a younger crowd. However, they are usually very large venues like Coachella, EDC, etc. I can't see a person in their 20's willing to kick down $500 for a ticket to see their favorite band at the Bankhead. But I could see a person in their 50's do so. Hell, I've done it myself in Vegas in order to sit in comfort in a very small venue, enjoy a drink and watch a band from my youth.
Becky April 22, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Is this an advertisement? If so, it should not be posted on the Boards. Unless you are doing this Read Moreservice for free.
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM
Thanks Patch Police captain Becky for your lawful advisory.
Desert Rat April 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM
Alice, if you were in the know, you would be aware that the losers outside of Panama Red are inRead Morethei r early to mid twenties, are firmly ensconced in the entitlement generation, and have never had a job. We on the other hand, are financially secure enough to have time to entertain you with our witty repertoire on Patch.
Alice April 24, 2014 at 12:31 AM
And, that, you are!! (Entertaining) And, being 'IN THE KNOW', The majority of Those men are wellRead Morei nto their 40s, puffing like there is no tomorrow. Creating stinky air. I love drinking coffee, reading outdoors and watching people. Not with the twirls of smoke.
Jow April 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Alice, they are in their 20's, they are part of the entitlement generation, and they are prettyRead Moremuch jobless bums. Well, most of them. I am stereotyping here. You know, where you blame them all for the actions of the majority.
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 23, 2014 at 10:29 PM
+10 if you guess ^
Desert Rat April 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM
+20 if you can guess the Monty Python member who directed it.
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 24, 2014 at 01:42 AM
Terence Vance "Terry" Gilliam (/ˈɡɪliəm/; born 22 November 1940) is an American-bornRead MoreBriti sh screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam has directed several films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), 12 Monkeys (1995), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). The only "Python" not born in Britain, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1968. In 2006, he formally renounced his American citizenship.
Shelley April 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM
It would be helpful if you listed courts in our area that are hosting teams. A team of one won'tRead Morewor k.
steve Pratt April 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Shelley, simply reach out to Kristin Ginn at ginn@norcal.usta.com; (510-263-0443). A mixed doublesRead Morel eague will also be taking place this summer. And she will get you on a team.
Trader Lu April 19, 2014 at 02:21 AM
I only see adults selling produce on corners on weekends. They know that the city offices areRead Moreclosed and that no one can contact the Business License Dept. in order to complain.
AnnF April 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM
I see them during the week all the time. Pine Street/College/Chestnut. The police dispatcher toldRead Moreme they will not do anything about that. I wonder why they break the law when our city does NOTHING. Hummmmmm
Becky April 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM
I'd buy strawberries from those guys at College and Arroyo if they would put put up a big sign with Read Morethe price on it. I don't like to haggle. Anybody know how much they charge for a flat or half-flat of strawberries?
Becky April 20, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Those are good questions, Stan. It would be good to know what current law allows to ensure peopleRead Morev oting actually have the right to a vote. Do we need the voter ID law to legally stop people from claiming they are someone they are not? Do the polling workers currently have any tools to stop it? I remember the first time I voted and being shocked that nobody asked for my ID.
Robert S. Allen April 21, 2014 at 07:44 AM
As an election official in my precinct, I am sworn and do my best to insure that every legitimateRead Morevo te is counted, and that there is no impersonation of a legitimate voter by someone else. I have served as Inspector (the election board member in charge) in the precinct where I live for elections over at least four decades. Requiring voters to show their ID at the polls will help assure that the results of an election are not skewed by those who would cancel out legitimate ballots.
Becky April 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Tasking poll workers to insure that there is no impersonation of a legitimate voter, without giving Read Morethem the power to require an ID, seems like a pretty weak system. We need to give some power to those who enforce our laws.