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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 
The tentative agreement approved by the board OKs salary increases and single-role paramedics.  
 
Dinner in his honor May 2 at Soda Center on Saint Mary's College campus  
 
Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin and his 3-year-old border collie Cloud lead the Lafayette Dogtown Downtown parade along Golden Gate Way in Lafayette on April 12. Ray Chavez/Staff photos  
 
Contra Costa students' photos of Mt. Diablo sought for annual contest  
 
Lamorinda's BestEvents Bunny Brunch -- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 19. Ticket price includes a pancake breakfast, a wonderful children's puppet show put on by California Puppets puppeteer "Jungle Joe," an exciting egg hunt for the kids, ARF's Pet Hug Pack and a visit from the Big Bunny!  
 
City leaders to gauge alternatives for conducting poll on voter priorities amid tough financial decisions  
 
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.  
 
JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO/StaffLeach leads Campo at Davis inviteBrighie Leach, pictured center in 2013, helped the Campolindo High track and field team to a strong showing at the Halden Invitational at Davis High on April 12.  
 
Orinda Adult Basketball League -- For men and women ages 18 and up, every Monday and Thursday night at Wagner Ranch Elementary. Spring league runs through May 15 and summer league runs from June 9-Aug.  
 
This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.