• Moraga: Creating a town of kindness - 12/18/2014 01:03 PM PST
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    Livermore: Top dogs coming to town

    "America's Got Talent' winners are all set to take the stage. 
    Misled protests over the top in their absurdityThoughts that trouble me some: if the physical and scientific evidence are not in dispute, if the stories of "hands up, don't shoot" have been recanted, if 12 people (with pressure to convict) decided a police officer followed the rules, if the  
     
    Doug Duran/Staff archivesTri-Valley Classic soccer this weekendThe girls soccer season heats up with the Tri-Valley Classic, which starts Thursday and finishes on Saturday.  
     
    Sycamore Valley Aces -- Holding tryouts for 16U boys team based in Danville. Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 from 6:00-8 p.m. at Sycamore Turf Field #4. dwstalla@netzero.  
     
    Wolves, Grizzlies girls shine in Alameda The balanced San Ramon Valley High girls basketball team took second place in the Lady Hornet Invitational on Dec.  
     
    Will Doerlich has been named Citizen of the Year.  
     
    courtesy of Amanda KuiperBrothers Duane and Glen Kuiper pitch in at the Blackhawk food drive.About 150 volunteers braved heavy rain and winds Dec. 2 to serve as "elves" during the Blackhawk Country Club community's 27th annual Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa/Solano.  
     
    Good stuffNativity scenes done drive-through-style The Christmas Story -- 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18. The Trinity Church presents a dramatization of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus in a "drive-through" format comprising six scenes with live actors and animals.  
     
    The Parks and Community Services Commission has recommended not replacing the facilities torn down for the construction of a new City Hall.  
     
    Cal Peternell's "Twelve Recipes" is a memoir that became a cookbook.  
     
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    Review: Palo Alto's Zola creates memorable dishes

    Chef Guillaume Bienamie, who worked at Marché in Menlo Park before its closure four years ago, finally has a restaurant of his own. Zola, in Palo Alto, showcases his talent, creativity and attention to detail with a winning menu of French starters and main courses, built on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 
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    Angelina Jolie ripped in more Sony emails

    Scott Rudin told Amy Pascal the “Unbroken” director was “seriously out of her mind.”