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
All Contra Costa County library branches offer a variety of programs for children and families. See branch listings for program information and for branch operating hours.
LAMORINDAEmergency response team seeks volunteersRegistration for Lamorinda's CERT. training program in 2015 is now open, with the first class set to take place on Tues.
Police log information from Lafayette and Moraga was not provided this week.OrindaThe following are from the Orinda police log:DEC. 14 battery: Reported at 6:19 p.
Best of the Lamorinda Sun -- Sal Captain to talk winemaking and grape growing; 'Raising Resilient Girls'
Lamorinda's BestEvents OLLI @Lafayette Info Session -- 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 8. OLLI @Lafayette is a year-round learning community for adults over 50. Come-the Open House and learn more about the courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops
At the historic farm, staff will celebrate the new year with a series of monarch butterfly programs. The butterflies gather at Ardenwood annually as part of their multigenerational life cycle, clustering in shingle-like arrays in the park's eucalyptus groves
The Concord Democrat, who handily beat Republican Tue Phan in November for election to the 11th Congressional District seat occupied for 40 years by the retiring Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, will host an open house early next year for the office at Civic Center
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Rattlesnake rescue and a smelly recovery
This week, readers are sharing their animal rescue stories.
Has One Direction lost its luster?
'NCIS' repeat and holiday cartoons top British boy band's behind-the-scenes special Tuesday night.