Talk:Livermore, California

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The WikiProject U.S. Cities standards might help. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rambot (talkcontribs)

Wineries[edit]

I know they're all red, but I'm the process of making at least stubs for them all, so please don't start deleting just yet. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 18:20, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

Pretty much entire Wine section moved to Livermore Valley. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 22:46, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

Tara Kemp[edit]

Did Tara Kemp live and/or go to school in Livemore? I remember hearing her name alot when I lived there. --Mjrmtg 01:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

That would be cool if she went to East Avenue Middle School. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kylee20051 (talkcontribs) 03:29, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Population[edit]

I dont know who keeps editing my correct population but stop! The pop is nit 80,000. If your going off the population signs on the freeways THEY ARE OLD AND OUTDATED. The CURRENT pop is 104,845! Stop editing it for whatever your purposes are! Livermores popualtion was that low in the 1990s.—Preceding unsigned comment added by John2011 (talkcontribs)

As I stated on your talk page, the population count in the article cites a verifiable source. If you wish to update the population count, you must change the citation to cite a reliable and verifiable source. A street sign on the freeway does not qualify, although you may be able to contact the transportation authority to see where they received the number. You may also wish to investigate the U.S. Census Bureau web site to see if they have updated population numbers for the city. At the moment the numbers come from the City of Livermore web site. --Mperry (talk) 05:07, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
A few more thoughts on the population. The U.S. Census Bureau has Livermore's population listed at 73,345 for 2000. Their projection of the population for 2007 is 79,532. (Source). The City of Livermore web site has the population listed as 81,443 (Source) and that number and source are what is cited in the article. It's likely that the City of Livermore has access to more up-to-date data that makes their number more accurate. That's why their number is used in the article. --Mperry (talk) 19:44, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Clean-up[edit]

This page is very, very poorly written. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.3.133 (talk) 18:54, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Then do something about it (rewrite it) instead of complaining. --Mjrmtg (talk) 01:39, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
I cleaned up this page a little bit. Kylee20051 (talk) 15:43, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Tri-Cities[edit]

I honestly can hardly tell where Livermore ends and Pleasanton begins; it's a little easier to tell the break between them and Dublin. Should something be mentioned about how these cities seem to be melding together as they grow outward? 71.142.139.114 (talk) 20:36, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I believe thats a relative common occurrence, at least in the bay area, as city centers and surrounding suburbs begin to merge, and the rural space between cities shrinks to nothing. If it was particularly true for livermore/pleasanton and no other bay area cities, id say yes, but its not.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 02:39, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

History[edit]

I was fascinated to learn today that the oil and gas I saw flowing in Altamont Creek in North Livermore is caused by natural seepage. A little Internet research turned up information about gas and oil drilling in and around Livermore. Here's some links to information in case anyone wants to add this to the history section.

I have some photos of the seepage in the creek too. --Stacey Doljack Borsody (talk) 04:24, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Top Employers way wrong[edit]

Speaking as someone born and raised in Livermore, I can assure you the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is by far the top employer in the city. It has over 10,000 people working at it, the majority of them Livermore residents. I have no idea why the source doesn't mention it, but the list of employers in general is way, way wrong to not even have them in the top 10. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sephalon1 (talkcontribs) 07:28, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I believe the source only cites private sector employees, but there should most definitely be a notation showing the size of the workforce at LLL and how they are the major employer, citing some other source.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 18:32, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

Here's an interesting point: the light bulb is claimed as the citys sole world record, but in the next paragraph, the LLL has claim to the worlds largest laser, the NIF. so is it one record or two? does the laser count, as its at lll and not on city land? This article needs (and i have started to give) major cleanup.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 19:06, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Light Bulb[edit]

Way back in the 1960s I and several other young hooligans used to grab rocks from the railroad bed and heave them as hard and accurately as possible, aiming for the red light bulb in its semi-protective cage next to the small door on the side of the main fire station. We kept our distance so we would have a head start if any fireman seeing us decided to apprehend the future juvenile delinquents. That light bulb was not nearly as famous back then... obviously not since it was in an outside receptacle with minimal protection. Our lack of success is also obvious. I wonder if we had succeeded if possible fame and fortune would have been ours; especially with the advent of the Web. Of course, if such an event occurred in today's "new and improved" USA we would be labeled as internal terrorists and labeled as a "hate group" by some. Sniff.Obbop (talk) 16:27, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Districts - Springtown[edit]

"Originally conceived as a retirement community in the early 1960s, Springtown has many of the city's hotels, as well as luxury homes and a public golf course."

Actually, out of 20+ hotels in Livermore, only 4 are in Springtown, and while there are some large and relatively new homes in Springtown, the luxury homes are in completely the other end of town. Springtown does contain the mentioned public golf course (9 holes only, not a full course). Onesweettart (talk) 03:16, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Senior Services[edit]

Livermore is sadly lacking in senior services. The recreation and parks department closed the Senior Center and put them into an alcove in the new Robert Livermore Center.

Removed from lede[edit]

"Its south side, home to local vineyards, has developed several executive subdivisions near Ruby Hill." the second half refers to either a local hill, not otherwise referenced, or to a gated luxury community/private golf course. I dont think the gated community deserves to be in the lede. (pretty ritzy places, though, the one percent must love it there)Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:24, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Requested edit[edit]

Our request has to do with the text: Today, most of Livermore's over forty wineries are represented by the The Wine Group that has administrative offices just outside of Livermore, at the Concannon Vineyard on Tesla Road.

I believe you may have confused the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association with The Wine Group. Also there are over 50 wineries in the Livermore Valley... we are requesting that the above sentence be edited to read: Today, most of Livermore Valley's fifty olus wineries are represented by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

166.107.71.158 (talk) (Redacted)

As an alternative to adding this unsourced information, I have removed the info about The Wine Group. -- Diannaa (talk) 17:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)