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
Despite concerns about high-profile 2002 trial, federal appeals court upholds Marjorie Knoller's second-degree murder conviction for the fatal dog mauling of San Francisco neighbor Diane Whipple
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."
Carnival Festival Carnival Festival: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Festival service celebrating New Orleans tradition of Carnival.
Walnut Creek City Council: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, special meeting, third-floor conference room. Regular session 7 p.m. City Council chamber, 1666 N. Main St.
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade
The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Super Bowl 50: Celebrity sightings and sounds of Super Bowl week
Super Bowl 50: When celebrities overrun the Bay Area for a week.