The 2016 regional parks' Trails Challenge just got easier

Registration waived, access made easiers for self-guided hiking tour 
Pair identified after a stolen cellphone was sold to a reseller  
Police said at about 2:40 p.m. the woman pointed a gun at a security guard at Target, located at 4301 Century Blvd. in Pittsburg, after stealing items from the store, police said. She next went to Cigarettes for Less and at gunpoint demanded the clerk give her cash from the register, but stole lighters instead.  
A 37-year-old man was arrested for the fatal shooting of a Pittsburg man who tried to rob him Friday evening, police said. Leo Lopez of Antioch was booked in County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of murder for the shooting at about 8:31 p.m. at 20 E. 18th Street, police said.  
Antioch Police Department
Carlos Ventura, 23, has been charged with murdering Deon Anderson in 2014 and is also facing a potential life in prison case on a home invasion robbery.  
The school, which opened in 2012, never enrolled enough students to generate enough money to sustain itself. The state Department of Education board revoked the school's operating charter in January.  
A 37-year-old Pittsburg man died during a fight with Antioch officers, according to a police news release.  
Jamontee Jones was convicted of first degree murder Friday in a Martinez courtroom for shooting to death Amber Abangan, an innocent bystander who was walking to the Antioch roller skating rink with her nieces. Jones had earlier been in a fist fight with another man because the pair were from rival areas of Oakland.  
With Superbowl 50 coming this weekend, the FBI and local law enforcement officials are gearing up against human trafficking. Past Superbowls have generated a rise in labor and sex trafficking and the huge sporting event in the Bay Area will be no exception.  
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
( 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