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Danville: Girls changing the face of science

A useful new crutch sling is just one of many ideas teens have developed at the "Ultimate Engineering and Design Experience for Young Women" summer camp at The Athenian School. 
Grizzlies look like top contender, but SRV, Foothill should challenge  
 
Investigation of math teacher at Diablo Valley Middle School ongoing, prosecutor says; no indication of student involvement  
 
It's time for The Sale. Blackhawk Museum Guild members, led by Joyce Tucker and Pat Behring, have been collecting gently-used and antique items all year for this three-day event.  
 
DanvilleHealth vendors sought for Oct. 11 seniors eventThe town is looking for health and fitness vendors for its "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day from 10 a.  
 
San Ramon police are searching this evening for a missing woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English.  
 
Thousands of students are returning to the classroom in the next few weeks, including more than 33,800 students at the 35 schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District while more than 1,400 teachers prepare lesson plans.  
 
Danville's annual Eugene O'Neill Festival starts Sept. 5 with the opening of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Danville's Village Theatre, 420 Front St., where Role Players Ensemble will present The Tennessee Williams Show in eight weekend performances through Sept. 20.  
 
The $5.2 million new link completes the trail between Pleasanton and Concord  
 
Although all available campsites in the East Bay Regional Parks are booked for Labor Day weekend, take heart: day-trippers can choose from what is almost an overabundance of activities and events. Let's start with the 14th Annual Historic Rail Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.  
 
(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Contra Costa Times)
Inbox filled with kitty litter-box tips

Readers offer their suggestions on making the litter box more attractive to cats.