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December 2008

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2008 

1
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
10:24 -- 20:15
 

2
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
10:56 -- 21:15

Handel's Messiah
 

3
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
11:25 -- 22:16
 

4
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
11:50 -- 23:17
 

5  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
12:15 -- xx:xx

Just in Time...for the Holidays
   Broadway Chorus

 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
12:39 -- 00:19

Pls Farmers Market

Home for the Holidays

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade

Holidays in the Vineyards

Valley Concert Chorale
  Christmas Concert

Family Banjo/Horn Concert

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

Just in Time...for the Holidays
   Broadway Chorus

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
13:05 -- 01:24

Lvr Farmers Market

Holidays in the Vineyards

Valley Concert Chorale
  Christmas Concert

Just in Time...for the Holidays
   Broadway Chorus

Lvr Library Event -
   Stacy Malkan

Book Signing - Rev Bill Nebo

 

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
13:35 -- 02:31
 

9
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
14:09 -- 03:43

Las Positas College
  Winter Concert

 

10
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
14:52 -- 04:59

Lvr Library Event -
   Teen Time

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
15:46 -- 06:15
 

12  Full Moon
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
16:51 -- 07:28

Sing-Along Messiah
 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
18:05 -- 08:32

Pls Farmers Market

The Nutcracker
 

14
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:49
Moon:
19:22 -- 09:25

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
20:38 -- 10:06
 

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
21:50 -- 10:41
 

17
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:50
Moon:
22:58 -- 11:10
 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:36
 

19  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
00:02 -- 12:00

The Nutcracker


 

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
01:05 -- 12:25

Pls Farmers Market

The Nutcracker
 

21 First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
02:07 -- 12:52

Lvr Farmers Market

The Nutcracker

Friends of the Vineyards
   Holiday Party

 

22
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
03:09 -- 13:22
 

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
04:10 -- 13:55
 

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
05:10 -- 14:35
 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
06:06 -- 15:20
 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
06:59 -- 16:12

Big Fat Year End Kiss
   Off Comedy Show XVI

 

27  New Moon
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
07:45 -- 17:09

Pls Farmers Market
 

28
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
08:24 -- 18:08

Lvr Farmers Market
 

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
08:58 -- 19:09
 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
09:28 -- 20:10
 

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
09:54 -- 21:10

The Four Freshmen
   Celebrate New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve
   Labyrinth Walk

 

Dec Averages

Ave Hi: 57.4º
Ave Lo: 36.9º
Ave Rain: 2.59"
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Moon: rise -- set

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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

December 2008 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market  
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
  Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Handel's Messiah

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 2
Tues

 

 

Handel's Messiah
For the first time at Livermore's Bankhead Theatre, the walls will resound with the greatest of all holiday treats: The Messiah. Pacific Chamber Symphony will perform the “original version” scored for 2 oboes, 2 trumpets, strings and harpsichord. We are delighted to have the Valley Concert Chorale join us in what will be an exquisite concert performance.
The Valley Concert Chorale, under the direction of John Emory Bush, is the Tri-Valleys premier chorus now in its 45th season.

The soloists will be Rebecca Garcia (soprano), Jessica Mariko Deardorff (contralto), Darron Flagg (tenor), and Jeffrey Fields (baritone).

The stunning Livermore soprano, Rebecca Garcia, has performed with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, the Chautauqua Opera Scenes, the Oberlin Opera Theater, Walnut Creeks Festival Opera, and the Livermore Valley Opera.

Jessica Mariko Deardorff was most recently seen on the Festival Opera stage as Inez (Il trovatore) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Additional performances include Second Lady (Die Zauberflute) with Opera San Jose, Mercedes (Carmen) with Festival Opera and Maddalena (Rigoletto) with Townsend Opera.

Darron Flagg enjoys an ever-growing reputation as an exciting artist and is thrilled to debut this evening with the Pacific Chamber Symphony. Mr. Flagg has performed locally with Livermore Valley Opera, Festival Opera, and Sacramento Opera.

Baritone Jeffrey Fields has performed regularly throughout California as a concert soloist since moving to the Bay Area in 1999. In 1998, he was selected as an Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival and has had numerous solo appearances there since.

This performance promises to be a very special highlight in this Holiday Season.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony, Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $38/$32/$26.  Students: $7
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony, Valley Concert Chorale, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Just in Time.....for the Holidays - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater's Broadway Chorus
 

 

 

 


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December 5, 6, 7
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Just in Time.....for the Holidays - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater's Broadway Chorus
Mark your calendars and stay in town for the Broadway Chorus Holiday Concert!

Tri-Valley Repertory presents "Just in Time for the Holidays", a holiday concert featuring the Broadway Chorus, a chorus of over 75 men, woman and children. The Broadway Chorus will sing joyous Christmas carols and the timeless music of Broadway. Musical selections from Jingle Bells to "Our Time" composed by Stephen Sondheim and the spectacular arrangement of the Christmas favorite "Silent Night" will leave you hungering for more. It's a perfect way for you and your family to start your holiday season.

The concert runs one weekend only.
Sponsor: Tri Valley Repertory Theater
Location:  Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton (at Amador High School)
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm, Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults - $18, Seniors - $15, Juniors (under 18) - $10
More info: Call 925-462-2121 or log on to www.trivalleyrep.com
 

Home for the Holidays


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Dec 6
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy SNOW in Lizzie Fountain, holiday activities, carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, and more!

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
stage at the Flag Pole Plaza at First Street & Livermore Avenue
  (TBD)
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

 


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Dec 6
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Featuring local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS !!! Tree lighting to follow parade. • Parade route is on First Street from M Street to South Livermore Avenue.
• Lighting of "Bruce Spruce Tree" will be at the corner of First Street & South Livermore Avenue.
• Parking & Handicapped Parking are available at the FREE Livermore Valley Center Parking Garage, 2350 Railroad Avenue.
No Dogs or Animals allowed inside the event enclosure.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies


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Dec 6
Saturday

 

(Date Estimated)

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Holiday beginning at 5:00pm, followed by the Tree Lighting Festival.
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 6 & 7
Saturday-Sunday
Holidays in the Vineyards
An open house at our wineries celebrates the season by sharing the joy of special wines, crafts, music and more! All of the wineries throw open their doors and offer very special holiday experiences for you and your friends and family to enjoy.
Award-winning wines are offered along with gourmet foods, specially wrapped gift boxes and special holiday treats. Come ring in the season with us in the vineyards!
Sponsor:  Livermore Wine Growers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 5pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463
Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
 

 

 

 


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Dec 6 & 7
Sat, Sun

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
This year's holiday concerts titled, "An Italian Holiday" will feature the music of two well-known Italian composers: Respighi's beautiful and peaceful Laud to the Nativity and Vivaldi's powerful and exciting Gloria. And, as with every year, the audience will be invited to sing along with traditional holiday carols.

"The carols sing-along has always been an audience favorite," says John Emory Bush, the Chorale's Artistic Director. "It's been a VCC tradition for over 40 years. Anyone who comes to the concert will definitely leave with the spirit of the holidays in their heart."
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  Saturday:  First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
      Sunday:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton.
Times:  Saturday, Dec 6: 8:00pm.  Sunday, Dec 7, 3:00pm
Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at the door.  Students 18 and under free.  Season tickets are $53.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

 

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Banjo Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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December 6
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Family Banjo / Horn Orchestra Concert
Buddy Wachter on banjo. From Bluegrass to Mozart, Buddy Wachter is a “jaw dropper”! Audiences can’t get enough of this virtuoso banjo player! He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1993, and has been delighting audiences of all ages across the U.S. and around the world. Bill Nemoyten, The Horn Man, will play many instruments from sea shells to alpine horns. Hear these unusual and traditional horns performed with expertise, artistry and good humor. Both will be accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Livermore-Amador Symphony will play music from movies including Col Bogey March. and John Williams Movie Music and Mendelssohn's Fingals Cave.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Time:
  2:00pm
Admission:  8:00.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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December 6
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Celebrating Mendelssohn at 200
Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture, "Fingal's Cave"
Vaughan Williams:  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"
Handel:  "Hallelujah" chours, from the Messiah (audience "sing-it-yourself")
Various arrangements for banjo and orchestra, Buddy Wachter, banjo
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Time:
  8:00pm
Admission:  Adult: $28/$24/$20; Seniors (62+): $26/$22/$18, Youth (through high school): $8.  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824
Eyes of the Heart - Rev. Bill Nebo book signing
 

 

 

 


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Dec 7
Sunday

 

 

 

Eyes of the Heart - Rev. Bill Nebo book signing
Sursum Corda Press is pleased to announce the publication of Rev. Bill Nebo’s second book, Eyes of the Heart; More Best Loved Sermons. Now retired, Rev. Nebo was senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Livermore for 30 years. A reception and book signing by the author will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7th, 4-6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. By popular demand, the second book includes additional sermons from the “100 favorites” and more photographs. Sales are scheduled for Nov. 23, 30 and Dec. 7th after the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services in the Fellowship Hall at 451 S. K street
Location:  First Presbyterian Church , 451 S. K Street, Livermore
Times:  4-6pm
More info: First Presbyterian Church

 
Las Positas College Winter Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 9
Tues

 

 

Las Positas College Winter Concert
Orchestra, Concert Band, and Choirs
Sponsor: Las Positas College
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $10/$7
More info: Las Positas College, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
 
Valley Concert Choral Sing-along Messiah
 

 

 

 


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Dec 12
Friday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Sing-along Messiah
Be a part of a Tri-Valley holiday tradition! Sing Part I of Handel's Messiah, concluding with a powerful rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus. Singers and music lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in experiencing Handel's spectacular choral masterpiece. Sing, or just come to enjoy. Bring a score or borrow one for the evening. We will be accompanied by VCC's concert pianist Daniel Glover, plus four outstanding professional soloists. Admission is $10.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $10
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

 
The Nutcracker

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 13
Sat

Dec 19, 20, 21
Fri, Sat, Sun

The Nutcracker
Valley Dance Theatre's annual production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker returns to charm Tri-Valley audiences for our 28th year! Gorgeous costumes and spectacular sets are the backdrop for our exceptional Company dancers and students from our Children's Division as we bring the classic story of Clara's dream to life on stage. Featuring the Livermore-Amador Symphony's Pit Orchestra and Harmony Fusion Chorus--this is a rare chance to see a full length Nutcracker accompanied by live music--don't miss it!
Sponsors:  Valley Dance Theatre with the Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times: Friday: 7pm;  Sat: 2pm and 7pm;  Sunday: Dec 14: 7:00pm.  Sunday Dec 21: 2pm.
Admission: $31/$26/$23 - Adult General Admission.  Call the LVPAC box office for student or group rates.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony
   or Valley Dance Theatre or (925) 243-0927
Friends of the Vineyards Holiday Party
 

 

 

 


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December 21
Sunday

 

 

 

Friends of the Vineyards Holiday Party
The Friends of the Vineyards will host a party at the beautifully decorated for-the-holidays Ravenswood historic mansion, 2647 Arroyo Rd in Livermore. Bring a bottle of local wine and a festive dish-finger foods, desserts, etc--to share. Coffee and other treats will be available. Listen to holiday music and take time to reconnect with our membership and your friends. For more information see www.fov.org or call 447-8907.
Sponsor: Friends of the Vineyards
Location:  Ravenswood Historic Site.  2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore
Times:  2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Bring a bottle of local wine and a festive dish-finger foods, desserts, etc--to share.
More info: www.fov.org or call 447-8907.

 
Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XVI

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 26
Fri

 

 

 

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XVI
Will Durst and Company Comedy Show
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: Adults: $26/$21/$16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
The Four Freshmen Celebrate New Year's Eve

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
Wed

 

 

 

The Four Freshmen Celebrate New Year's Eve
Join LVPAC favorites, The Four Freshmen, for a gala New Year’s Eve Party complete with champagne and dessert in the Bankhead lobby following the performance. Count down to a New York midnight and fireworks at 9pm with community-wide revelers on the SheaHomes stage directly outside the theater. Famous for pioneering a new style of close-harmony vocals built on the barbershop tradition, and often accompanying themselves on guitar, trumpet, trombone, bass, and drums, The Four Freshmen have entertained audiences worldwide. Current members Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson and Bob Ferreira continue the vocal tradition set by the original group, while adding new repertoire.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: Adults: $95/$80/$70/$60
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterFour Freshmen Web Site
 
New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk


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Dec 31
Wednesday

 

 

 

New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk
Come join us on Wednesday, December 31st, for our 4th annual New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk. The labyrinths will be available between 8:00 p.m. and midnight. You’re invited to walk the courtyard labyrinth by the light of the Christmas Eve luminaries. Our canvas labyrinth will also be available in the sanctuary, illuminated by dozens of candles and surrounded with beautiful music.
Over 100 people have walked on New Year’s Eve each of the last two years and it’s becoming a family tradition for members of the congregation and community alike. This is an opportunity to say good-bye to the old year and welcome the New Year with peace and intention.
So bundle up and come by on your way to a party, before you settle in for the evening, or be there to see in the New Year itself. For more information or to help with this wonderful event, please call labyrinth facilitator Judy Hughes, 925-485-2524, or the church office, 925-447-2078.
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church, Livermore
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  8:00pm to midnight
Admission: Free
More info: For more information, contact Judy Hughes, labyrinth facilitator, 925-485-2524 or the church office, 925-447-2078.
 
Broadway Chorus December Concert
 

 

 

 


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TBD

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Broadway Chorus December Concert

Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location: 
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: (TBD).  Season Tickets:  Adults: $32;  Seniors Over 60: $25;  Juniors under 18: $20
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Location: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library

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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Stacy Malkan Dec 7
Sunday
2:00p

Main Library

Stacy Malkan, author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, will speak at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, December 7th. There is no charge for this event.

Stacy Malkan’s book, Not Just a Pretty Face, exposes the toxic truth about everyday personal care products and is an entertaining and inspiring account of what we can all do to protect ourselves and our families from the toxic ingredients in our body care products and cosmetics. Find out what is in the beauty products we use – what to avoid and what to use. Firehouse Bistro and Books will be providing copies of the book for purchase.

Teen Time! Dec 10
Wed
3:00-5:30pm

Main Library

Teens ages 11-17, come and join our monthly “Teen Time!” fun at the Livermore Public Library. Compete with your friends on Nintendo Wii, and Sony Playstation games, or play a variety of board games or card games. Two special crafts will be available for teens who are interested in artistic fun. “Teen Time!” begins at 3:00 pm and ends at 5:30 pm on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10 in the Craft Room of the Civic Center library.

For further information about the program please call 925-373-5500 extension 5583 or visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.