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Community rallies to help Antioch boy with leukemia

Service Champions, volunteers install new air conditioner 
Residents were temporarily displaced when a car crashed into a home, causing a short gas leak Wednesday afternoon, officials said.  
 
The East Bay Regional Park District boasts hundreds of miles of trails that are open to mountain bikes. Overall, most mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians share the trails with few problems. But, with ever-increasing numbers of park visitors, occasional conflicts are inevitable.  
 
A middle school student suffered bruises but seemed to be otherwise OK after being struck by a car en route to class Wednesday morning, a district official said.  
 
We were touring Mackinac Island in Michigan in a horse-drawn carriage last month when I spied an impressive plaque with the name of Lewis Cass on it. The name sounded so familiar.  
 
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Dozens of Antioch Unified School District special needs students will have to find alternative schooling after state Department of Education investigation.  
 
Antioch sports greats will be inducted int hall on Oct. 10  
 
I FIND it disturbing that these ladies were, as one said, "paraded through several cars as they were escorted off the train. Certainly that type of embarrassment could have been avoided.  
 
CiCi is a female, German white and black bull terrier mix. The 3-year-old dog's adoption number is A116817.Ray Ray is an 18-month-old black domestic short-hair tabby.  
 
Rachel Dunzweiler is in her second season with San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra  
 
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Review: 'Walk in the Woods' a mostly delightful stroll

The chemistry between Robert Redford and Nick Nolte among the best parts of this laugh-stuffed trek based on Bill Bryson's beloved memoir. 
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"Can't Buy Me Love' star Amanda Peterson died from drug overdose

Troubled actress, who starred with Patrick Dempsey in 1980s high school hit, had at least five different drugs in her system at time of death.