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The Livermore Valley was originally settled by Costonoan Indians. William Mendenhall, who laid the town next to the railroad, established Livermore, California in 1869. It was named for Robert Livermore, an English sailor who settled in the area in 1835.

For much of its history, Livermore has been an agricultural community. Vineyards and ranches continue within and around the city today. Livermore is known for its famed Livermore Rodeo, which began in 1918 to raise funds for the Red Cross during World War I. This community is also famous for Livermore National Laboratory. One of a handful of federally funded research labs working to advance the sciences.

Population exploded here, beginning in the late 1960’s and early 70’s and continues today. The area between Dublin and Livermore, once a vast hot and dry valleysouth of Mt. Diablo, is being transformed into a garden suburb of huge housing tracts and "Strip Malls" that stretch for miles.

Livermore is located in eastern Alameda County, east of Hayward and west of Stockton, along Interstate 580. BART, (Bay Area Rapid Transit), currently extends from Hayward to Pleasanton, just a few mile to the west of Livermore.

There is also a Livermore, Maine.

Livermore is part of the Oakland, California metro area.

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Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.