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DUBLIN, Ca: Collision at I-580 Connector at I-680. Photo Credit: Heather Grimm
T. Brickle April 23, 2014 at 08:26 am
Two words explain why the state won't redesign/rebuild that interchange: Price Tag. Estimates haveRead More been in the high hundreds of millions of dollars to redesign and rebuild that interchange. Not to mention we're talking at least 10 years to finish it if the process was started today. For perspective, the Isabel/580 interchange cost just under $100 million and took close to 5 years to actually build. There were years of design, studies and other pre-construction activities so in total it probably took closer to ten years for a relatively standard interchange.
timothy April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
T Brick let regardless it a total shame and there are no excuses. Highway planners and designers IRead More am sure are highly paid yet do they deserve such pay? Taxpayers would say no. If only we had a say in that!
Camaro on Cinderblocks April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
They need a new freeway from 580 to 680 that starts at Eden Canyon and goes through the mountainsRead More and comes out in San Ramon
San Bruno after 2010 explosion and fires. Patch file photo.
Mark Kevin Birmingham April 22, 2014 at 10:47 am
How would PG&E PAY for any damages? With their base source of income comes from theirRead More customers, won't they just roll the acquired damages on to their customers?
LIVERMORE, Ca: Emergency plane landing in Livemore. Photo taken off Lupin Way off of Greenville Road. Photo Credit: Brandi and Danielle Peterson
Robert April 15, 2014 at 09:35 pm
thank goodness the 2 onboard are ok!
Mr. Pickles April 16, 2014 at 06:46 am
Wait till one of these contraptions crash lands on somebody's house and kills someone. The way someRead More of these daredevils fly it's an accident waiting to happen. Hope the city is insured.
Eric H April 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Um....IF the report is correct that the tanks were dry, Pilot Error on this one. FAA says thereRead More shall be enough fuel onboard to make it to the first point of intended landing plus 30 minutes daytime, 45 minutes night time and that is for VFR flight conditions. I suspect the pilot in charge as well as the FBO will be talking with Oakland Flight Standards District Office. And for you non-pilot types, it’s not a question of looking at a gauge, the pilots should also be sounding the tanks and taking into account the amount of fuel the engine will consume when operating at a given power setting. Hard to believe that these sorts of mistakes continue to happen today (but they do) , similar to controlled flight into terrain. Goo d to see that they were lucky to put down in a field, would have been a different outcome had this happened on the Hayward side of the Pleasanton Ridge. .
LIVERMORE, Ca: Small vegetation fire in Livermore on I-580. Photo credit: Ashley Silva
pburrell123 April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
I saw the fire! Didn't see anything about it till this morning. I tweeted KGO, but no response. NextRead More time I'll go to The Patch.
Pupper1 April 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
If anyone driving on roadways know that most of these fires are started by the nuts tossing theirRead More cigarette ashes and when their finished the live cigarette out their windows. Over the years I've seen this happen... Reminders should be sent out to use their ashtrays not their windows to toss these out.
Big M April 16, 2014 at 09:37 am
WOW! Unable to catch up to someone driving 30mph? I understand this is a residential area, butRead More come on! For those of you that live in this area, you'd know that people running the triple stop signs on Scenic are all too common. Pick any Saturday and Sunday and you will see this in addition to people running the stop sign, pulling out in front of oncoming traffic at a snails pace at the corner of Wisteria and Bluebell.
blackoutmetal666 April 17, 2014 at 12:29 am
Lpd doesn't want to chase after anyone to give a ticket they just want to sit on a corner and pullRead More you over without a chase.
livermoron April 22, 2014 at 02:47 pm
David you have the name of a jew
jen H April 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm
>> outstanding contributions to the field of victims’ rights. << This award toRead More the woman who decided that there were no grounds for a prosecution in the case of victim David Lamont , who ended up in a months-long coma and has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. after a confrontation with rowdy teens outside his Pleasanton home? Shame on the awards committee.
A.B. April 14, 2014 at 07:30 pm
This is a sham and a disgrace. This woman has been a part of 4 years of injustice for NanetteRead More Dillard, seeking a scapegoat for the board and county's mismanagement of ACAP funds. It's a reprehensible disgrace that she, or anyone representing the Alameda County judicial system be rewarded for anything. http://www.change.org/petitions/california-state-auditor-investigate-the-closing-of-acap-and-the-theft-of-300-000-in-federal-anti-poverty-funds-by-alameda-county-including-stimulus-funds#share
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michael buckings April 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Does this bill compromise the 6th amendment right of accused confront the witness against him?
T. Brickle April 10, 2014 at 09:30 am
Very good question Mr. Buckings. I would hope that was considered when teh bill was authored.Read More Tri-Valley residents would be shocked if they knew how much human trafficking is going on right here in our "backyards". It's not just about prostitution and other sex-related acts, although that is a MAJOR component. Forced labor/involuntary servitude has many forms from prostitution to selling fruit on a street corner. For those interested, check out this website: http://millionkids.org/
PLEASANTON, Ca: Learning the proper use of a fire extinguisher is covered in the Fire Safety class of the CERT training program. Photo Credit: Dino Vournas for City of Pleasanton
Craig Mullins April 7, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Awesome fun and lot's of great training. I participated last year.
Joe Smith April 9, 2014 at 05:48 am
Disaster survivors in particular are in jeopardy, although the general public needs to have accessRead More to fundamental insurance consumer protection from the start. No matter how fair insurance companies imagine themselves to be, they have a separate interest, self-interest. The more they pay, the less they keep. Disaster survivors need all the help they can get and consumer protection is the missing link. How strong is your peer support program? www.DisasterPrepared.net/peersupport
karth turnage April 7, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Jake is a fair and honest man.I know he takes these traits to the bench when he makes decisions.
Jim McSharry April 13, 2014 at 01:53 am
He took his chances trying to get the court to take their responsibility seriously. UnfortunatelyRead More they turned on him, just as I would expect. It's been a long time since anything but the very worst police misconduct is even given a second glance. They all rally around each other and try to gloss over their everyday brutality and corruption. I have taken a decision to the appellate and the three of them could not have cared less about the misjudgment of the officer, and worse, improper court procedure. So my experience tells me in spite of his priors, he had justification for suing the police, and probably the hospital as well. But our courts judge by where they think you stand in society, not by merits of any particular case facts. It's a sad time in America.
Desert Rat April 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm
So that justifies death threats to the judges? That is even more sad if you think so.
blackoutmetal666 April 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
Yeah Becky lets drop the speed limit for Cars down to the speed limit you can run so that way carsRead More will be pointless. They have trails for a reason. For bike riders why can't they stick to those instead riding in the middle of the street. Ever notice how most bikers literally ride on the farthest point of the bike lane closest to the middle of the street? How stupid is that would you rather crash your bike into a curb or get hit by a car.
John Whitehead April 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm
There is almost always more debris and rougher pavement farther to the right. Also, when I ride asRead More close as possible to the right edge of the roadway, cars pass me dangerously close without moving over at all. When I ride farther to the left, that helps drivers remember to obey the law and move over to pass at a safe distance. I wish people who don't ride bicycles would stop pretending they know so much about riding bicycles. There are even people out there who think that a "shoulder" is a bike lane. How about drivers license renewal tests that require experienced drivers to demonstrate increased knowledge every five years?
blackoutmetal666 April 22, 2014 at 10:36 am
How about license renewal tests for people over 60 because they should not be driving. If 65 is toRead More fast for you on a highway then please don't get on it. Like really you sound like a tree hugging liberal. Not everybody has time to put on skin tight nylon and and ride a bike like Lance Armstrong. Some people have places to go and don't like to be stuck behind some jerk because he wants to ride his bike in the middle of the road. Instead of using the cross walk and walking his bike.
B. Martin April 4, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Sorry to hear about this accident, but one question. To Diana. What makes it the drivers fault forRead More driving too fast when it was the bike rider that failed to stop at the stop sign. Yes, maybe the bike riders brakes failed, but don't you think the driver is devastated too. I see way to many bike riders that don't stop at stop signs. Its just a tragedy waiting to happen. I couldn't imagine coming around that corner, expecting side traffic to be stopped and seeing a bike or car
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 4, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Coroner Identifies Bicyclist Killed on Altamont Pass RoadRead More http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/coroner-identifies-bicyclist-killed-on-altamont-pass-road
Diana Ratto April 4, 2014 at 08:39 pm
B. Martin I am sure the driver was devastated, who wouldn't be? I just know I work off the AltamontRead More Pass Road for over 25 years and very familiar with that corner where the accident occurred and there are many bikers from the lab that share the road. I have no answers. I just want to bring awareness to other drivers to take precaution in that area where this accident occurred, Caroll Rd/north Flynn.
CAL FIRE and the California National Guard hold their annual fire aviation training. Photo courtesy: Cal Fire
Rene' B. April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
This was a very interesting and instructive clip. It makes us all feel safer knowing that the twoRead More branches of safety are training together to get out all the snags. Thanks.
Desert Rat April 4, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Let the moron write threats from a jail cell for a few years.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 6, 2014 at 08:23 am
Felon Convicted of Threatening Alameda County Superior Court JudgeRead More http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/felon-convicted-of-threatening-alameda-county-superior-court-judge
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website shows the senator swarmed by reporters as he leaves a federal courthouse on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Zinn April 1, 2014 at 06:18 am
I understand there is a loophole that will allow him to defend himself via the use of his campaignRead More contributions..
dan mcdunn April 1, 2014 at 08:10 am
We could be reading a similar story about every single one of our "public servants",Read More democrat or republican. Everything is for sale for what amounts to peanuts to the corporations and criminals that make "political contributions". The larger we allow the state to grow the worse this is going to get. "when you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and pull then by work, and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you - when you see corruption Being rewarded and honestly being a self sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Russell April 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It is unbelievable to me that he is still collecting his salary. While the federal government wagesRead More a war on terrorism, Yee tries to sell them weapons. I hope he sees the inside of a prison as a result. Imagine how the other corrupt politicians in Sacramento are sweating.
35 Year Resident March 31, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Hang up and drive!
Jow April 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
When will "putting on make-up" while driving become distracted driving? I see so manyRead More women doing this...
LMO737 April 1, 2014 at 04:06 pm
No more threats! First offense, suspend license, sell car at auction, give driver Bart and BusRead More schedules. These drivers can use public transportation.
DUBLIN, Ca: Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly robbed the Shell gas station at 5933 Dougherty Rd. on Wednesday night.
roy palatino March 27, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Probably hard to be in office from prison
Large Pianist March 28, 2014 at 06:52 am
Same guy from Livermore strong arm ATM robbery. Dublin PD & Livermore PD should compare notes .Read More Red car/baseball bat.
Becky March 28, 2014 at 08:23 am
Maybe you're right, Large Pianist.
Richard Coleman, 30, was arrested for two felonies. Photo provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alert
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT March 27, 2014 at 03:21 pm
At Becky, cops have more important things to do. Like arrest raccoons that have slipped their wayRead More into someones garbage or stand outside a bar waiting for a drunk to walk out and arrest them. Silly Becky........... Still waiting on that sandwich...
Becky March 27, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Everybody is so upset at the cops for doing nothing. And then when the cops shoot somebody,Read More everybody is ready to throw them under the bus. Make up your minds people.
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Jealousy is such an ugly emotion....
Image of suspect allegedly robbing victim at ATM machine. Photo: Livermore PD.
Desert Rat March 30, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Blackoutmetal666, let me point you to dictionary.com where you can look up the wordRead More "facetious."
blackoutmetal666 March 30, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Desert rat. Let me point you to the word asskicking in the dictionary because if I knew who you wereRead More and you showed your stupidly in public I would probably punch you in the nose.
Desert Rat March 30, 2014 at 09:07 pm
That might result in something unpleasant for you. I suggest keyboard flexing in a public forumRead More does nothing but make you like juvenile and moronic.
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Anybody who criticizes Leland Yee is racist. Felonies not withstanding....
Hutch March 28, 2014 at 09:10 pm
What's the difference between Leland Yee doing favors for political contributions and otherRead More politicians doing favors to unions and corporations? The whole system is rigged to screw taxpayers. They need to stop all personal gifts and corporate donations including unions.
Hutch March 31, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It's time for this crap to stop. Send Jerry Hill a message Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov Tell him toRead More change laws to stop all "gifts" and stop contributions by lobbyists, corporations and unions. Also if a politician is suspended they should lose all pay and benefits unless they are later exonerated.
Robert March 27, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Wow Cat.....trim your claws and RELAX....you're lucky PATCH hasn't erased your post.....TG....sameRead More for you.... Anyways, I feel sorry for a friend of mine who is a waitress @ Chili's....Good Luck Leslie!!!!
blackoutmetal666 March 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Really though Livermore cops are especially on a power trip.
Desert Rat March 30, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Only for metal lovers.
Monika Harris March 26, 2014 at 02:00 am
Time to ship her ass back to whatever ASIAN country she came from -
Becky March 26, 2014 at 07:46 am
This was a really good article with a ton of information, and I hope there is a follow-up in JuneRead More when she is sentenced.
mike March 26, 2014 at 08:03 am
I guess 5-6 million dollars really helps one sleep at night. BWAC-Born without a conscience.
HELENA, MT: Capital High School mascot logo.
timothy March 24, 2014 at 01:15 pm
OMG Ravatel that is terrible news. I hope this kid gets all the help necessary to survive thisRead More situation.
Montanan Born and Raised March 24, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Ravatel - I'm trying to confirm your comment about the Montana boy attempting suicide. As of 5:30Read More MST there is NOTHING about this happening here...so where did you get your news from?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Superintendent Apologizes to Helena, MT Community in Wake of Bomb Threats Allegedly Made by DublinRead More Teen http://dublin.patch.com/groups/schools/p/superintendent-apologizes-to-helena-mt-community-in-wake-of-bomb-threats-allegedly-made-by-dublin-teen
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Desert Rat March 20, 2014 at 09:01 am
Spike I think you hit the nail on the head with the dump comment. I think a lot of people dumpRead More larger trash because going to the dump costs a fortune. When I had a couple of mattresses to get rid of, I called the dump and asked how much to drop them off. It was $60 per item, box spring and mattress. $120 to drop off both pieces. This is why I've seen mattresses over in the industrial area, out on the side of Tesla Rd., etc. I ended up cutting both up, stripping out the metal and taking it to the recycling place, then putting the rest in the garbage can. There is no excuse for throwing your fast food bag out on the road. But I can see somebody not wanting to pay a lot of money to go to the dump to drop off a couple of bags of junk from the house. Still, no excuse for littering.
Becky March 21, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Desert Rat, I think You're exactly right about the huge dump fees. I did that same thing you didRead More with a couch. I busted it up with a sledghammer, sawsall, crowbar, and utility knife, and put it in my garbage/greenwaste. A footstool, bathroom vanity, and chair met the same fate.
She March 22, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Instead of throwing away good used items try Urban Orr in Berkeley. They take old items so thatRead More older homes can be fixed up for the time period they were built. Or whatever you want older style items for. Just an idea of not filling the dumps. And saving money.