With firearm and gang enhancements, Vincent Ochoa faces a mandatory 60 years to life sentence for shooting partygoer outside a Baptismal celebration  
At the Soldiers Monument in Pleasant Hill, veterans, their families, elected officials, and residents attended a Memorial Day ceremony Monday to honor military comrades and family members who have served and lost their lives in the armed forces, and to support those who continue to serve their country.  
CONCORD -- City Treasurer Thomas Wentling is stepping down after three decades in office. Wentling, who was re-elected last year, announced his resignation Tuesday at the City Council meeting.  
Concord/Monument Junior Giants
Walnut Creek's 34th annual Art and Wine Festival this weekend will feature hundreds of wines and specialty beers available for sampling, 200 arts and crafts booths, gourmet vendors, a children's area and live music on two stages.  
Courtesy of Janice De Jesus
Lamorinda Arts Alliance welcomes new members, venues  
Maine Coon Adoptions
MAINE COON ADOPTIONSSeth is a very gentle and loving 3-year-old Maine Coon mix. He will greet you at the door and entertain you when he plays. He loves being petted and brushed.  
Courtesy of Steffani Tomizaki
Tomizaki's Champions Kung Fu of Concord held a kick-a-thon fundraiser earlier this month to benefit the Red Cross Nepal earthquake relief effort. Courtesy of Steffani Tomizaki  
Concord will water its parks twice weekly, use recycled water and reduce Spray Park hours to save water.  
Most rattlesnake sightings in East Bay parks occur in the springtime, when the snakes are out looking for food and mates after the long winter months.  
( Gieson Cacho )
Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.