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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in Contra Costa, Alameda counties highlights California's roots

40 gardens are pesticide-free, water-conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain at least 60 percent native plants 
Police on Tuesday searched for a man they said is suspected of pointing a gun during a robbery outside a restaurant.  
HUMANE SOCIETYKhali was used as a breeding mama until she was left behind at a shelter. She is now 8 years old, spayed and in great heath. She is sweet, very affectionate and loyal, does well with other dogs and loves to go on walks.  
A Martinez man led police on a chase, crashed his car, then tried to flee on foot before finally being captured Tuesday morning, police said.  
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  
Officials are pulling out all the stops to confront the highest infection rate of the virus in mosquitoes since the disease was found in California in 2003. Public health officials say the drought might be to blame.  
SAN RAMON -- Acalanes scored 29 unanswered points against host Dougherty Valley to win 36-22 and stay unbeaten in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play.  
Campolindo's big comeback win against Las Lomas keeps it in first place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League.  
All lanes of Fish Ranch Road near the eastbound Highway 24 exit have been closed following a major-injury crash Friday evening, the CHP said.  
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.  
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San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.