Tri-Valley Cuisine Scene: Danville's Esin a favorite of foodies, critics alike

When a girl from Turkey met a guy from Miami in a South Carolina college 24 years ago, nobody would have guessed they'd eventually end up in California with one of the most lauded restaurants in the Bay Area. Funny how things work out. 
City has elaborate plan to prevent gridlock like last year  
A 64-year-old man shot and killed outside a Concord gun club Wednesday was identified as Robert Pohl, of Alamo, authorities said Thursday.  
Summer is sizzlin' at the farmers' market. Summer is in full swing at your local certified farmers' market. There is a bounty of fantastic summer produce with everything from sweet Brentwood corn, squash, peppers, and eggplant to berries, stonefruit, and tomatoes.  
Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
Bronco Baseball Academy -- Accepting registration for Walnut Creek summer baseball camps running through end of July. Designed for all skill levels. For more information visit www.  
Parts of the East Bay might be roasting in the summer heat, but that shouldn't stop residents from enjoying the outdoors. The East Bay Regional Park District offers 40 miles of breezy shorelines, 10 lakes, and dozens of cool, shady trails throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  
Hats off to the Class of 2015! While elated celebrations ensue, nothing feels as bittersweet quite like that time in our lives when our children graduate high school.  
Bill Owens
The documentary tome's acclaimed technique is evident in Owens' latest work.  
Livermore Public Library
AccomplishmentsLibrary honors volunteers: The Livermore Library has recognized four outstanding volunteers for their service to the library. Gail O'Donnell has been chosen the 2015 Volunteer of the Year.