LIVERMORE

Help pick winning art to represent Livermorium

What work of art best represents the recently discovered superheavy element named after the city and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory?

Livermore residents can help the city pick from three finalists at a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the redesign of Mill Square Park and the park's proposed public artwork.

The park, at First Street and South Livermore Avenue, is the site of Livermorium Plaza and will feature art commemorating the discovery of the 116th element on the periodic table.

The city received 158 entries from 34 states. The finalists were unveiled May 30 during a Livermorium Day celebration.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Sycamore Room at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave. For details, visit www.cityoflivermore.net/news/livermorium_art.asp or contact Jean Prasher at 925-960-4586.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

PLEASANTON

Public input to be heard about Pioneer Cemetery

The city's living residents will get a chance to share their two cents' worth about future plans for the Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery at a public meeting to be held July 17.


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The meeting will give residents a chance to share thoughts about the cemetery's master plan, including landscape improvements, a veterans memorial and expanded burial and cremation opportunities.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the city's operations services center, 3333 Busch Road.

The master plan process began in January with the private landscape architecture firm PGA Design working with a seven-member oversight committee and city staff. The master plan addresses short- and long-term improvements, a maintenance plan, business plan and operations rules.

The city-owned Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery, 5780 Sunol Blvd., is one of only two cemeteries in town. St. Augustine's Cemetery is next to the city cemetery.

For more on the master plan, visit cityofpleasantonca.gov.

-- Zoe Francis, Correspondent

LIVERMORE

Park board nominations to start being accepted

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District will accept nominations for candidates for three vacant seats on the district's board of directors beginning Monday.

They must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 8. The required documents may be picked up from and submitted to the Registrar of Voters office in Oakland. The only qualification to run is to be a registered district voter. Terms are for four years and begin in December.

Directors whose terms are expiring are Bob Coomber, Maryalice Faltings and David Hutchinson. For details, call Gretchen Sommers at 925-373-5725.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff