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    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    Wife of slain Richmond police officer forgives suspect

    Those close to slain Richmond police Officer Gus Vegas remember him as a family man, a dedicated officer and an overall friendly guy. 
    Community members are invited to lend a hand at a Presidents Day tree-planting event from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the Booker T Anderson Community Center, 960 South 47th St.  
     
    In its search for a new superintendent to replace Bruce Harter, who will retire at the end of this year, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education will interview three superintendent search firms and select one of them on Saturday, Feb. 13.  
     
    A voter poll sponsored by West Contra Costa schools has revealed support of between 57.1 percent and 60.7 percent to the idea an increase in the district's current parcel tax in the November election. An increase would need to get two-thirds to pass  
     
    Laura A. Oda
    More than 400 buildings in Berkeley with balconies or other projecting structures require corrective work, inspections performed in the wake of a deadly balcony collapse at the Library Gardens apartment complex last year have revealed.  
     
    Houses on 25th Street between Macdonald and Bissell avenues in Richmond were evacuated Thursday evening after a gas leak.  
     
    The special 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 meeting will include presentations from experts on local and regional issues from government as well as private industry.  
     
    A six-week SAT preparation workshop for college-bound teenagers is being offered by Richmond Public Library Teen Services to students in West Contra Costa. Participation in the 19th annual workshop can also be used to fulfill the college readiness requirement for the Richmond Promise Scholarship.  
     
    West Contra Costa schools trustees on Wednesday approved a new contract with its teachers union, in a deal that may not help with teacher recruitment as much as hoped and will require some program cuts to fulfill, according to a board member.  
     
    George Kelly
    RICHMOND -- Parked cars were hit but no injuries were reported after gunfire was exchanged Thursday afternoon between two groups of men outside Hilltop Mall, police said.  
     
    ( T. Charles Erickson )
    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
    ( JP Yim )
    Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

    Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.