Talk Back: High-speed rail
Are you happy that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of high-speed rail to begin?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Lafayette: A guitars-and-drums battleground

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center hosted its second annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday. 
LAFAYETTE -- Acalanes Union High School District board members have unanimously approved $15 million in bond anticipation notes -- in effect, a loan to the district -- to complete a number of projects throughout the district, while awaiting court permission to issue the last $15 million in bonds  
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Community workshops and transparency quell residents' concerns  
SAN RAMON -- Acalanes scored 29 unanswered points against host Dougherty Valley to win 36-22 and stay unbeaten in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play.  
Metal buckets, cinder blocks, a drill and tin cutters. With these simple items I attempted to tackle one of the foremost global causes of death -- indoor air pollution.  
Typo blamed for mix-up; correct ballots have since been sent out  
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Outgoing pol recounts a few highs, lows during Commonwealth Club talk in Lafayette  
Local ordinance among several new council actions this week  
Janice De Jesus
Sharing their work, studio space with the public  
LAMORINDAStudents create voter guide spread sheetIn preparation for the upcoming election, a group of Campolindo High School students created a voter guide spread sheet showing the various endorsements from local and statewide groups for candidates and propositions in Lamorinda's communities.  
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Review: 'Birdman' soars with innovative brilliance

With a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, this surreal head-tripper is one of 2014's most innovative movies, an energetic and exciting existential black comedy that's challenging yet accessible and wildly successful in the risks it takes.