Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?

(Tell us why or why not?)
( Geoffrey Meredith )
Finding their art enclave

Sculptors share vision in making a place to 'live,' not just work 
American folk hero Johnny Appleseed will be honored with a day of apple-themed activities Sunday at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Johnny's life story, apple lore, apple tasting, tree planting, cider pressing and crafts for kids will be among the activities, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
ARFBlanca is an enthusiastic, outgoing 6-year-old who enjoys meeting new people and going on adventures. It is recommended that Blanca take a small dog or basic manners class where she can start her life with a new owner with the best paw forward.  
The ambulance contract for American Medical Response, which has served the county's emergency calls for decades, expires at the end of the year, and the bidding process opened Friday for a new pact.  
The city is studying the impacts of a proposed single-family home development near Highway 24.  
Numbers also going down in Orinda, Moraga  
Jewish Film Festival to show 42 movies in 10 days  
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'Saturday Night Live,' alum and Lafayette native takes a risk with offbeat post-apocalyptic premise.  
East Bay Municipal Utility Distr
EBMUD is continuing its program of offering rebates for residential landscape conversions. It has also developed new WaterSmart plant tags to guide consumers looking to convert to water efficient landscaping and is working closely with area nurseries.  
Described as "one part lasagna, one part kreplach (small dumplings) and two parts Prozac," the international hit comedy "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy" comes to Walnut Creek in March.  
( Randy McMullen )
Review: Updated 'Cinderella' keeps its old-fashion charm

The touring Broadway musical includes some contemporary messages about girl power, but it's the traditional fairy tale that makes the show worthwhile; it plays at Broadway San Jose through March 8.