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Livermore: Artists toast beauty of valley's vineyards

Juried show caps a month of events at library on winemaking. World-famous figure skater Peggy Fleming, now a Los Gatos vintner and artist, to be among judges. 
From small groups, big things can be achieved. Take the Danville Children's Guild, a nonprofit group of women who aim to improve the quality of life for children in Contra Costa County by raising funds for various charities and youth organizations.  
Actors and technicians were nominated in 14 categories  
eventsTHROUGH jan. 31 "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Misérables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.  
Oscars coverage was little more than racist drivelI am absolutely appalled and disgusted with David Early's front-page article ("And the Oscar for best Caucasian goes to .  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriday, Jan. 16 AUTO BURGLARY -- 2:01 p.m. Theft from a vehicle, 3200 block of Danville Boulevard.  
DANVILLEAnnual Report available online, at public sitesWant to get a good overview of how Danville is faring? The town's Annual Report is available at public facilities and online.  
accomplishmentsLocal Peace Corps Volunteer Leaving for Vanuatu: Nicole Proctor has been accepted into the Peace Corps and is departing for the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, to begin preservice training as a Peace Corps health volunteer.  
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.  
Valley Humane SocietyRamona doesn't do anything in a small way! A medium-haired 2-year-old, this opinionated lady is no shrinking violet. With an appetite for affection and old-soul eyes, Ramona will be your leading lady in no time.  
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
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Justin Bieber apologizes for being a jerk

After appearance with Ellen DeGeneres, singer posts video because he doesn’t want people to judge him.