Danville, Richmond churches mark five years of friendship, cooperation

The "Sax and Soup" party at Community Presbyterian marked the anniversary of an ongoing friendship between that congregation and members of Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, located in the violence-prone Iron Triangle district of Richmond. 
Voters must decide by May 5 if they want to extend the tax for another nine years  
Kevin Berne
At Rakestraw Books, Carey Perloff and Jonathan Moscone will assess the state of the regional and national industry.  
San Ramon residents Jim and Gale Denels have taken the honor of being the first husband-and-wife team to be recognized for their dedication to volunteer service.  
Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, each with its own style, personality and unique history. Twice a month, we profile a different winery and the people behind it.  
James Brian Studios
James Brian StudiosBehringaccomplishmentStudents Rocket to Championship: Brian Cheng, Connor Chen, Chris Chi and Eason Liu, sophomores at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, have advanced to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world's largest rocketry  
Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, April 9 GRAND THEFT -- 7:30 a.m. Vehicle theft, 300 block of Bolero Drive. AUTO BURGLARY -- 3:02 p.  
At the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, three generations come together Sunday at the Seeing Stars quilt show as Rosalie Perez, 96, of Fremont, explores the finery with her granddaughter Leticia Garcia Bradford, of Castro Valley, and Alice Garcia, of Fremont.  
Nathaniel Jackson
Valley Humane SocietyWho wouldn't want to meet Tommy? This 9-year-old grey-and-white longhair has been on an amazing journey. Tommy is a wizard with affection and bound to be a sensation in your life.  
(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.