I wish to write about the lack of support and credit for the Pleasanton Police Department and the work they did taking down an active shooter in Pleasanton last weekend.
No one was injured or killed. Where are the Maxine Waters supporters? The Maxine Waters supporters are quiet. Why are the Maxine Waters supporters quiet, not acknowledging and giving credit for the professional police work of our Pleasanton police force? Is it because they have no excuse to protest, to riot, to loot, to burn down the community?
Arguing against solar? On Earth Day?!
The Friends of Livermore argued against solar energy on Earth Day. On April 22, during the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Friends of Livermore appealed the Sunwalker solar project, which would provide clean energy to business along North Livermore Ave.
Among the appellants, none went as far as the Friends of Livermore, who claimed that the "public need for solar is overstated or doesn't exist."
On. Earth. Day.
I'll remember that when the skies turn orange during the next fire season. The infernos and ashen skies are likely to only worsen, unless we slow global warming with renewable energy. As I struggle to breathe in the smoke, I'll think back to what Friends of Livermore said on Earth Day.
The group has lost all credibility. They will say anything, no matter how false, no matter whom it harms, as long as it advances their goals. A top donor of the group is Joan Seppala, who also owns the Independent.
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Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
As spring emerges and the fruit trees blossom, we are welcoming people back to Tao House. In mid-March, we resumed tours and shuttle service to the site after Contra Costa County COVID cases markedly decreased — allowing family members to make reservations by phone or email, and visit the house Wednesdays through Sundays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Over the winter, we have been able to take advantage of the closure by completing several routine maintenance projects at the site, including pruning in the orchards, repairing the courtyard door, and assessing the condition of brick walkways and tiles around the pool.
Meanwhile, our interpretation and education staff has been busy working on new programs, like our "Driving through Danville Bus Tour," interpretive videos, interacting with visitors through social media, helping the foundation with virtual programming, and spontaneous outdoor interpretive activities, such as our trail-side game show "Who Said It?"
During this time, museum staff digitized Herbert Freeman's oral histories. Freeman was the O'Neills' trusted handyman and chauffeur while they lived at Tao House.
We also recently hired David Kiger as our new museum technician — expanding our museum staff from two to three. David quickly jumped in on housekeeping duties to get Tao House ready for the public, and in the coming weeks he will be conducting research for exhibits and cataloging artifacts.
We hope that in the near future you will join us for a tour of Tao House.
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