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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 
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"Minecraft." You may have heard of it. With 60 million copies sold across all platforms, your child has likely played the video game or will hear about it as soon as he or she makes it to school age.  
 
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Hot, crowded cars, dirty seats and carpets, top the list of complaints in new BART passenger survey released Thursday  
 
Don't close Orinda's Honey Hill fire stationThe Moraga-Orinda Fire Department Board, the City of Lafayette and the county board of supervisors are collaborating on an effort to build a shared fire station in Lafayette.  
 
Upcoming public meetings in Lamorinda  
 
lafayetteThe following excerpts are from the Lafayette police log:Sunday, Jan. 18 suspicious vehicle: A suspicious vehicle was stopped on Pulido.Monday, Jan.  
 
MoragaHistoric preservation ordinance moves aheadAn ordinance allowing lawmakers and other organizations in Moraga to designate certain buildings, artwork and even natural features such as trees as landmarks and aid with their preservation has received initial approval by a majority of the town  
 
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Robert Gumpert photos part of exhibition at the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art  
 
Councilwoman's push for public confidence vote gets no additional council backers  
 
East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club -- Tryouts for boys and girls U6-U19 teams. Feb. 7-8 for U9-U14 and March 7-8 for U6-U8 and U15-U19 at Campolindo High School.