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    Tri-Valley Cuisine Scene: Gotta Eatta Pita finds comfort nosh a recipe for success

    Owner Yaniv Benaroya, of Alamo, says, he and his partner "definitely modeled ourselves after Chipotle. We wanted the customer to be able to walk down and point to what they want. Falafel, shawarma, hummus, couscous, tabbouleh, eggplant. People love our bowls with organic mixed greens. That's a huge part of our business." 
    A knack for cooking and a desire to find a cure for her father's disease led Hannah Stephenson, 11, to roll her baking talents into funds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Hannah raised $6,598 this year and has raised nearly $17,000 in three years of fundraising.  
    Over the course of each semester, more than 100 anatomy students, most of them working toward careers in health care, will watch demonstration dissections and examine the dissected cadaver. The use of student dissectors teaching other students makes this program extraordinary, says instructor Ann Hight, Ph.D.  
    Proceeds from sales of a calendar and an Oct. 17 Craft Fair will support a wide range of much needed services that the center now provides.  
    Popes change, but true church doctrine doesn'tThe recent column from Thomas Sowell on the pontiff's economic views had more focus than usual and was spot-on, especially about poverty.  
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    The event will let visitors participate in the creation of large limited-edition linoleum-relief prints that will be transferred to paper under the weight of the heavy equipment.  
    Columbia Artists Management Inc.
    The 17-member Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India, with four female dancers and a main acrobat, will bring the past, present and future wonders of the "Spirit of India" to the Bankhead Theater on Tuesday.  
    The first Dachshund Races benefiting the restoration project of the Ole Barn will be held at the San Ramon Historic Foundation's Oktoberfest at 3 p.m. Oct. 17.  
    Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Morgan Soares of the Black Oak Casino Pacific Coast Termite Scratch Trios shot a perfect 300 game. Stephan Klitz of the Wednesday Wonders had games of 245/279/279 for a great 803 set.  
    Melissa Adkins
    Valley Humane SocietyCoraline was found wandering around looking for her "real" family. A 1-year-old Siamese mix, Coraline is sweet, shy and on the quiet side.  
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    Living like 'The Golden Girls': Shared housing for seniors a practical option

    Home-sharing that includes splitting expenses, divvying up chores and keeping each other company has become an increasingly popular option for older single people who want to maintain independence, yet don't want to live alone.