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Updated: April 23, 2014 12:16:18 PM PDT
The East Bay SPCA relies on the volunteer work of people like Heidi Eder to adopt out pets.  
 
Kevin Laue, a former Amador Valley High basketball player born with one arm, will appear at Livermore High School on Saturday for a double screening of his biopic.  
 
As the campaign for the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools heats up, tough questions and critical analysis are expected. As decisions are made, it is crucial to remember the role of the superintendent as the countywide education leader.  
 
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
 
Pleasanton Girls Softball LeagueMajor Black DivisionAmador Valley Optometry 11, Baron's Jewelers 5: For Amador Valley Optometry, Aliya Lubrin went 3 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.  
 
Homer lifts SRV past Amador Valley San Ramon Valley High sophomore Nick Moroney jolted host Amador Valley with a home run to left field off Tyler Staniford in the top of the eighth inning, spurring a three-run rally and a 4-1 Wolves win in East Bay Athletic League action April 18.  
 
Local water retails to consider sharp water increases to get big water use reductions.  
 
Arthur Barnes, who gained notoriety as the Stanford band director for 34 years, is retiring from conducting. His final performance as maestro of the Livermore-Amador Symphony, where he's spent the last 50 years, will be May 17.  
 
The U.S. Department of Energy on April 17 recognized two Lawrence Livermore Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.  
 
The wholesale water agency for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon faces shortages because it expects to get no water allocation from the State Water Project.  
 
The city of Livermore will host a "Zero Waste and Be a Sustainable Citizen" workshop to discuss no-cost wsays to save money on energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  
 
Lawrence Livermore Lab security arrested 40 people during the annual Good Friday protest against nuclear weapons organized by interfaith groups and anti-nuclear activists.  
 
Despite the spring rains, Livermore is mandating various water conservation measures aimed at reducing water usage by up to 20 percent.  
 
The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power this evening, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said.  
 
The Parent Project explains how to improve adults' communication skills with their children and enforce discipline at home without sacrificing empathy. The program is offered in English and Spanish, although with the city's Hispanic population growing over the past decade, demand for Spanish language classes is stronger.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and wine making in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
 
The superintendent has a key responsibility to oversee finances of the 18 school districts in the county, to sound alarms when one is heading for a financial cliff or unrealistically addressing its accounting. For that reason, the superintendent must be lead by fiscal example.  
 
Health grants awarded by Alameda County supervisors do not always conform with spirit of voter-approved Measure A sales tax, according to oversight group.  
 
Activities in celebration of Earth Day are planned at several of the East Bay Regional Parks in coming days; you can take your pick.At the Tilden Nature Area in Berkeley, interpretive student aide Julia Burks will lead an Earth Day recycling program from 2 to 3 p.  
 
Hurt vet was rioting, not 'protesting'This is in regards to your article titled "War vet injured at protest wins $4.5M settlement." I am pretty close to canceling my subscription to your and any other Bay Area newspaper.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:DUBLINTuesday, April 3 MISSING PERSON -- 6:33 a.m. A person was reported missing, 3000 block of Maguire Way.  
 
PLEASANTONComedy fundraiser for serious problemsEnjoy a few laughs at Tommy T's Comedy Steakhouse in late April to help alleviate the serious problems of substance abuse and domestic violence.  
 
The Parent Project explains how to improve adults' communication skills with their children and enforce discipline at home without sacrificing empathy. The program is offered in English and Spanish, although with the city's Hispanic population growing over the past decade, demand for Spanish language classes is stronger.  
 
J.B. FidelibusRainesacademicGraduates announced: The University of Oregon, Eugene, has announced its winter term 2014 graduation list, which includes the following Danville residents: Michael Scott Gailey, bachelor of science in general social science; Alexandria Marissa King, bachelor of arts in  
 
Valley Humane SocietySet your heart abuzz with Honey Bee, a 11/2-year-old brown tabby with golden eyes. This gentle girl is looking for a quiet hive and should get along with kitty companions of all stripes.  
 
I used to pride myself on my taste in radio stations. I listened to everything across the dial, from classical to pop to hip-hop to indy to rock. I checked out the upbeat Hispanic stations, the quirky KPFA, and even found an old '50s station via satellite.  
 
Good stuffFab Four's subversion to be deconstructed The Beatles and their Songs -- 2 p.m. April 27 at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Dulais Rhys, Ph.  
 
Pleasanton Girls Softball LeagueMajor Black DivisionBaron's Jewelers 7, Hopyard Alehouse 6: Baron's Jewelers edged out a win over Hopyard Alehouse on the strength of contributions from Lauren Hermes (2 1B, 2 RBI), Vanessa Zapata (3 BB, 2 R) and Nikki Thornton (2B).  
 
The upstart Livermore High baseball team got three hits from Daniel Slominski to beat San Ramon Valley for its second win of the EBAL season.  
 
San Ramon Valley High graduates Patrick Massoni, James Carter, Travis Hull, along with Foothill product Cameron Rowland, help Gladiators to amazing run of success