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Updated: July 30, 2014 3:05:08 PM PDT
Hoping to cash in on a booming business, Livermore is making it easier for craft breweries to open in the city's empty industrial warehouses. Brewers are taking advantage and linking up in an effort to make the city a 'destination' for microbrew enthusiasts.  
Park visitors may easily access the app at to learn about park safety tips and trail use etiquette and to obtain public safety phone numbers.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:DanvilleThursday, July 17 ARREST -- 12:01 a.m. An traffic stop arrest was made, San Ramon Valley Boulevard at Estates Drive.  
Before this summer began I wrote about the struggle between keeping a lawn alive and cutting back on water use.Well, with June and July on the books, my family has successfully cut our water use by more than 60 percent.  
Livermore Police
Phaley Nget, 37, of Oakland, was arrested July 20 after she left her two daughters, ages 2 and 3, locked inside a car while she gambled at Casino 580 in Livermore. When police arrived, they found the children strapped inside their car seats and crying.  
The 2nd Annual Little League Intermediate World Series -- an international championship for youth aged 11 to 13 -- kicked off Tuesday at Livermore's Max Baer Park.  
On Tuesday, as he has done for the past 70 years, Ray Edwards will get down on a knee or find another creative way to once again ask his bride, Doris, to marry him. And, for the 71st time, she will say "yes" on their platinum anniversary.  
Good stuff'Goonies' at sunset Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m. Friday, crafts and children activities, with movie following at sunset. This week's movie is "The Goonies.  
Punish those hiring illicit immigrantsI really don't understand all of the fuss about our border with Mexico in regard to noncitizens. All we need to do is enforce the laws that are on the books regarding hiring illegal aliens.  
The 15th annual events will include the production of two plays, Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and Eugene O'Neill's Danville-created "The Iceman Cometh," through late August and almost all of September.  
accomplishmentsNew Board Members Elected: The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance for complementary therapies to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, announced two new board members have been elected to  
LIVERMOREYouth video contest highlights lab pollutionAnti-nuclear group Tri-Valley CAREs is holding a youth video contest with a grand prize of $500.The theme of the contest, which was to kick off Tuesday, is "Six Decades of Nuclear Bombs at Livermore Lab.  
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
BaseballBabe RuthThe 15U Tri-Valley Babe Ruth All-Stars advanced to the Babe Ruth World Series Pacific Southwest Regional tournament in Ukiah to be played on Aug.  
Courtesy of James Schubert/Lancaster JetHawksAppel promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi Former Monte Vista pitcher Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft, is working his way up the Houston Astros system.  
A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of pounds of tropical fruit similar to bananas turned over on Interstate 580 near the Altamont Pass early Monday morning, causing two lanes to be shut down at the beginning of the morning commute, the California Highway Patrol said.  
The summers's first significant scorcher was expected Friday with temps of 106 degrees to hit in some areas including Livermore and Brentwood.  
Jesse Schlicker, 26, was charged Thursday with committing a lewd act on a child under 14 while he was working as a speed and strength coach in the soccer camp program at Cabernet Indoor Sports in Livermore.  
Phaley Nget, the Oakland woman accused of leaving her young children inside a car, ignored an officer carrying one of the children while they were looking for her in the casino, according to a police affidavit. It was the second case of a mother being accused of leaving her children in a car to go into a Bay Area casino in the last month.  
Lawrence Livermore and Sandia/California lab officials, medical professionals, investors and entrepreneurs met in Pleasanton at the Sixth Annual Innovation Tri-Valley Forum to discuss partnering on health care startups.  
An Oakland woman was arrested after she left her young children inside a car while she gambled at a nearby casino, authorities said.  
New U.S. State Department regulations made the city unable to keep affording it.  
Knitters and crocheters will create clothes for a "yarn bombing" event in downtown Livermore. It begins Sept. 22, and the outdoor fashion show will last a month,  
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column information was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association The Italian game of bocce is fun for people of all ages.  
I've mentioned it before, but in view of the recent hot and dry weather, it's worth repeating -- take plenty of water with you when you hike in the regional parks and other open spaces.  
eventsthrough aug. 3 Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.  
National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 3-9.We're celebrating farmers coming together to share a harvest that's feeding local families. Farmers markets bolster local economies, improve community health, and bring diverse groups of people together.  
ARFBig Ben is a 3-year-old social guy who loves attention, and also enjoys playtime with a cat wand toy! He is an all-around great tuxedo cat, suitable for a first-time cat guardian.  
I'll do just about anything for chocolate. I'm highly addicted to the substance, but have found no support groups for my illness (other than a group that meets at See's, where we get free samples).  
eventsthrough aug. 3 Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.