Contra Costa: Diablo Symphony conductor transforms scores into living music

Diablo Symphony conductor wants soul of music to be played 
An independent investigation found that donations to Tim Grayson's Assembly campaign constituted lobbying. It also determined that three council members pushed to remove a recommendation for Catellus Development Corp. to develop the Concord Naval Weapons Station.  
County Supervisor Glover's next session in a 10-year series of twice-a-year events to help agencies land grant dollars  
Delays of 10 to 15 minutes are expected because of work being done near the tracks.  
Police said the man robbed eight businesses in Concord and Walnut Creek since Jan. 15. He was known to use a gun or a knife and tell employees "give me all the money and I won't hurt you," according to police.  
Five years after he retired, Glen Knecht, the most successful coach in Concord High history, returned to the cafeteria where he coached for two decades Saturday and was greeted by dozens of his former wrestlers. The coach, who recruited misfits and troublemakers to his teams, turned many of their lives around.  
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A man was killed after a car left the roadway crashed Thursday morning in Concord, police said.  
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Monthly events showcase works by new, veteran artists from across county  
Sled Dog Rescue
NORSLEDZane is a handsome 8-year-old guy who is sweet and gentle. At 50 pounds, he is a bit underweight and could use a few additional pounds. Zane is a shy boy and slow to warm up.  
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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 
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.