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Storm Preparedness

Visit the Public Works Storm Preparedness page to learn more about City storm preparedness, find important information, and what you can do to be storm ready.

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Affordable Homeownership Opportunties

First time homebuyers interested in purchasing a home under the City's Affordable Homeownership Program are encouraged to submit a pre-application. Hello Housing on behalf of the City will begin accepting pre-applications on Friday, December 16, 2016. It’s anticipated there will be a minimum of seven, 3 and 4 bedroom homes offered through this application period of 2017. The homes will be located in The Vines development by Ponderosa Homes and Gardella Plaza Townhomes by Nuvera Homes. The sale prices will range from $238,018 to $432,292, to Low and Moderate-income eligible households. Preferences will be given to those who live and/or work in Livermore, LVJUSD teachers, Livermore emergency responders, tenants of rent restricted units, and veterans. Pre-applications are available on Hello Housing’s website at http://www.hellohousing.org/livermore2017/. The deadline to submit a Pre-application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017.

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Attempted Murder

On January 3, 2017, at 7:39 p.m., the Livermore Police Department was made aware of a victim who had been shot in Livermore. LPD officers responded to the area of Highland Avenue and Valley View Way where they located a white male adult who was suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Livermore Police Department detectives began investigating the case and determined that the victim, James Jewell (28 year old from Concord), came to Livermore to take part in a drug transaction. Jewell met with Blake Wayne Hansen (25 year old from Concord), Alexander James Diaz (23 year old from Salida) and Robert Delarosa (23 year old transient) in a parking lot on North Livermore Avenue. Jewell got into a vehicle with Hansen, Diaz and Delarosa and they all left the parking lot together. Jewell was shot one time inside the vehicle. Jewell was then pushed out of the vehicle in the area of Highland Street and Valley View Way. Then Hansen, Diaz and Delarosa fled the area.

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LIEUTENANT PROMOTION

Congratulations Sergeant Jason Boberg on your promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Boberg came to the department in May of 1999 as a police officer. His service as a patrol officer was commendable and his time as a Crimes Against Persons Detective was invaluable to solving some of our most challenging investigations. As the Department’s Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor, Sergeant Boberg has helped train our officers to remain safe and to know the law behind the force. As a Patrol Sergeant, Jason is well respected and viewed as a leader in the organization. Jason’s work ethic is of the highest caliber and one that we want to share with others.

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SERGEANT PROMOTION

Congratulations Officer Ryan Sanchez on your promotion to the rank of Sergeant. Officer Sanchez came to the department in January of 2003. During this time, Officer Sanchez has been an active participant in delivering service to the department and the community, especially our youth as the School Resource Officer for Livermore High School for many years. While in the position of SRO, Officer Sanchez hosted community presentations on the Police Department’s behalf for drugs, alcohol, cyber bullying, sexual battery and school lockdown and active shooter protocols. In addition, Officer Sanchez has excelled with the East County Tactical Team as the Assistant Team Leader on the Crisis Negotiations Team. Officer Sanchez is also a member of the department’s PIO Team.


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RETIREMENT

Please join the Livermore Police Department in wishing Officer Traci Rebiejo well as she retires from the department after 24 years of service. Officer Rebiejo started with the department in August of 1991. Her service and contributions to the Traffic Unit have been invaluable especially her contributions to our department’s Traffic Safety and Education Program. Officer Rebiejo’s impact in our community through programs such as Every 15 Minutes, the Back Seat Challenge and her Car Seat Checkup Program has made a lasting difference. Officer Rebiejo will be missed. Thank you for your 24 years of service and congratulations Traci !


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Livermore Police Officer Resigns

On June 14, 2016, the Livermore Police Department became aware that an officer employed with the agency was among the Bay Area law enforcement officers alleged to have had a sexual relationship with the woman known as "Celeste Guap." The officer was immediately placed on administrative leave while an investigation was conducted. The investigation has concluded and the officer involved subsequently submitted a letter of resignation.

Police Chief Michael Harris stated, "This incident does not accurately reflect the professionalism of the men and women of the Livermore Police Department who protect our community every day. Now that this matter has reached a conclusion, we will move forward and continue to serve with honor and protect with purpose. I would like to thank our community for their continued support and patience as we completed this investigation."

According to state law, personnel matters are required to be kept confidential. For this reason, we cannot release the details of the investigation or provide the name of the officer.

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Keep Sewers Fat-Free

Did you know that Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are bad not only for your arteries and waistline but for your sewers, too? They may not be toxic, but they will clog your pipes and sewer. Properly dispose of your FOG by following simple guidelines.
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Yes, We Live in Earthquake Country!

The tragedies following the recent earthquakes in Japan reminds us of our own vulnerability with living in California’s earthquake country. Knowledgeable U.S. Geologic Survey scientists indicate a 62% probability of a 6.7 magnitude or greater earthquake occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area within the next 30 years.
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