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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 
Developer, property owner challenging a citizens' referendum that seeks to block the luxury Town Center home project  
The Congressman told about 150 people at a Town Hall session on Wednesday that he wants to hear more public input before casting his vote.  
Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff photosTwo eight-oared shell rowing boats, above, are manned with first-time rowers during the Row With Champions Regatta at the San Pablo Reservoir in Orinda on Saturday.  
Model railroad Walnut Creek model railroad show: 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 19, 20, Nov. 21, 22, 28, 29; 2-10 p.m.  
Council votes to raise fines; cite property owners  
Town Hall Theatre Company has lots of laughs in store for theatergoers over Labor Day Weekend.Comedians Will Durst and Johnny Steele combine forces for a special show on at 8 p.  
Call for artists in utility box wrap art projectWalnut Creek Downtown is calling for artists to participate in the second annual Utility Box Project. Work from selected artists will be installed on vinyl wraps on 11 utility boxes throughout the city, as one of 50 projects during Community Service  
Need more trees, not fewerThere have been two stories recently about trees that may be cut down. PG&E wants to cut trees near its pipelines and power lines East Bay Regional Parks wants to cut trees in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.  
Walnut Creek City Council: 6 p.m. Sept. 1, City Council chamber, 1666 N. Main St. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. Planning Commission: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, in the City Council chamber.  
(Photo by Colin E. Braley/Invision/AP)
Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.