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Tri-Valley Cuisine Scene: Alamo's Cherubini serves up coffee with sides of comfort food

Owners Downing and Judy Exly opened Cherubini Coffee House 23 years ago originally as an antique shop, with a small counter inside that sold coffee. The coffeehouse grew so popular that the couple moved the antique store upstairs and concentrated on building a small but loyal customer base. 
WALNUT CREEK -- Have a beef with a troublesome intersection or excessive speeding in your neighborhood? Worried about bicycle and pedestrian safety?Two Contra Costa supervisors, Karen Mitchoff and Candace Andersen, will host a public forum Tuesday on potential transportation safety and congestion  
 
A wonderful way to take some time out to relax during this busy time, which is full of year-end activities for students and families, is to come out to the Al Gentile Theater at Monte Vista High School at 7 p.  
 
Nathaniel Jackson
Valley Humane SocietyMake a match with Emma! This high-spirited mini pinscher mix is three years old and ready to be slightly spoiled by whoever takes her home.  
 
Back when I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts, I was always looking for ways to earn merit badges, mostly because they looked so cute on my uniform. I went for the easy ones thinking more was better, and quickly checked off cooking (fried an egg), reading (read a Nancy Drew mystery), first aid  
 
Nathaniel Jackson
Staff try not to let invasive red-eared species drive out native western pond variety.  
 
Nathaniel Jackson
They are a new club at Amador Valley High School, the Super Pawers Club, and they hope to make a difference.  
 
Courtesy of Jacob Hankinson
Jacob Hankinson learned much of his technique from YouTube videos.  
 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is helping teachers help their students through its Teacher Research Academies (TRAs). The academies offer up to four levels of biotechnology instruction to help teachers master scientific disciplines and experience the application of real world science.  
 
Through June 2 Emerging Artists Exhibit -- 4 to 6 p.m. An exhibit of visual art featuring works by students from the four district high schools; Granada High School, Livermore High School, Del Valle Continuation School and Vineyard Alternative High School.  
 
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Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.