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Danville: Girls changing the face of science

A useful new crutch sling is just one of many ideas teens have developed at the "Ultimate Engineering and Design Experience for Young Women" summer camp at The Athenian School. 
Grizzlies look like top contender, but SRV, Foothill should challenge  
 
The attorney for Michael Littman, convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a neighbor over a disputed shared driveway, requests increasing freedom for his client.  
 
It's time for The Sale. Blackhawk Museum Guild members, led by Joyce Tucker and Pat Behring, have been collecting gently-used and antique items all year for this three-day event.  
 
DanvilleHealth vendors sought for Oct. 11 seniors eventThe town is looking for health and fitness vendors for its "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day from 10 a.  
 
Thousands of students are returning to the classroom in the next few weeks, including more than 33,800 students at the 35 schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District while more than 1,400 teachers prepare lesson plans.  
 
Drought not nearly as bad as advertisedYour "Communities in Brief" item recently on page B3 concerning a sprinkle of rain in Livermore, falsely asserted " .  
 
The $5.2 million new link completes the trail between Pleasanton and Concord  
 
militaryGraduating airmen: Air Force Airmen Glenn E. Harner and Kyle Alvarez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.  
 
Although all available campsites in the East Bay Regional Parks are booked for Labor Day weekend, take heart: day-trippers can choose from what is almost an overabundance of activities and events. Let's start with the 14th Annual Historic Rail Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.