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George Fay April 15, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Apparently you are not educated enough to know what the word actually means, its roots and origin,Read Moreo r maybe you are just ignorant of the English language. Even Sharpton and Jackson would not and could not take issue or offense with the homophone that I correctly used (and do you have issue with that word too because it contains the letters that spell out homo?)
Ray Flores April 15, 2014 at 06:16 PM
There really are a lot of dumb and ill-informed people out there.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 08:28 PM
Niggardly: not generous; stingy................. Homophone: a written element that represents theRead Moresa me spoken unit as another, as ks, a homophone of x in English................. This is what they would like you to believe, however, this is not the case. Niggardly, in context, means "a person who lives on welfare and/or general government compensation and prefers to speak the language of his people, in most cases 'Ebonics'. 'these people' often come from places such as Oakland, Chicago and Compton, for example"....... Homophone: " The way a homosexual answers the phone and is often a reference to a loudly, out spoken, overly flamboyant individual". Both words used in a sentence: Jane to John, "Wow John, I can hear that Niggardly Homophone all the way across Walmart," John responding, " I know Jane I this is exactly why I stopped coming here, if these Niggardlys weren't bad enough, now we are surrounded by Homophones acting all Niggardly."........ I hope this was helpful to you "dumb and ill-informed people out there.
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!!!
Terry April 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Hey becky. Ur arrogance needs some work.
Desert Rat April 14, 2014 at 10:55 PM
The Bankhead Theater. Maurice's windmill to tilt at for years to come. It's almost a blog versionRead Moreof Tourette Syndrome.
♫♪ 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!!!
Becky April 13, 2014 at 08:09 PM
I agree, you agree, he agrees, we agree, they agree.
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.
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.
Becky April 13, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Will the dentist make me smile? I'm assuming this is a free service because I know that you're not Read Moresupposed to advertise on the Boards.
Teresa Ketterman April 14, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Oh My Goodness Becky, you are correct and I have been wrong to be posting here!! I realizeRead Moreignoranc e is no excuse....with that I sincerely apologize for all my postings.
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Well, It isn't obvious that it's against the policy because everybody else is doing it too-- theRead MoreBoa rds are almost 100% advertisements.
CaliGirl April 11, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Thanks. I posted to another site about the tri-valley in whole who might be interested. This isRead Morenuts . Summer vacation is for families NOT schools.
beachbound April 11, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Becky & CaliGirl...thank you for your posts. I couldnt agree with you more. :)
Boo Rhodes April 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM
I would pull my children out of school if this happened here.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 09:10 PM
The answer is simple NOPE!! You most likely already have gotten all you personal informationRead Morestolen. I'm no hacker but already know this about you. You are a local citizen of Livermore, who is worried about your safety. BooYaa, security breach in aisle 5.
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