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    San Ramon Valley schools leader Shelton to retire

    Mary Shelton has been with district since 2012, will step down in June and move to Texas to be near family 
    GINO_DEGRANDIS
    The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail.  
     
    The Concord City Council voted unanimously Thursday to release a report on an investigation of improper lobbying linked to the selection of a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The full report will be available online Friday morning.  
     
    At least two East Bay Regional Parks employees are safe after they had locked themselves in an office because they heard a man yelling that somebody was trying to kill him Thursday afternoon, officials said.  
     
    Youngsters ages 5 to 10 are invited to sign up for a creative play session with off-duty police  
     
    Officials greenlight survey on voter willingness to fund major projects  
     
    A six-week SAT preparation workshop for college-bound teenagers is being offered by Richmond Public Library Teen Services to students in West Contra Costa. Participation in the 19th annual workshop can also be used to fulfill the college readiness requirement for the Richmond Promise Scholarship.  
     
    West Contra Costa schools trustees on Wednesday approved a new contract with its teachers union, in a deal that may not help with teacher recruitment as much as hoped and will require some program cuts to fulfill, according to a board member.  
     
    JANE TYSKA
    Online jewelry designer opens storefront in Moraga  
     
    Tonja Candelaria
    The 15-year-old Sumatran tiger, killed by a future mate, was part of a breeding program to preserve the critically endangered tigers. But don't indict the zoo.  
     
    ( 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 
    ( Jamie McCarthy )
    Lamar Odom joins Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner at Kanye West's Yeezy show

    Lamar Odom makes his first public appearance since drug overdose to join the Kardashians and Caitlyn Jenner at Kanye West's massive Yeezy Season 3 fashion show.