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    Defense attorney questions DNA analysis that ID'd defendant 17 years after attack; prosecutor said, "That makes him the unluckiest man in 900 million worlds"  
    Out of 18 teachers nominated from Contra Costa County school districts, Brian Wheeler and Elizabeth Lanfranki were named Teachers of the Year on Thursday and will represent the county in the state competition. They were selected from among four finalists, including teachers from the Liberty Union High and San Ramon Valley Unified school districts.  
    The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:THURSDAY, SEPT. 4 TRAFFIC STOP -- At 3:46 a.m., a 24-year-old-woman and a 48-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at Monterey Avenue and Lemon Street.  
    For library hours and updated information, call the local branch or 800-984-4636 or visit www.ccclib.org. At the Martinez Library, Story Time programs are free.  
    ARFKiara is 5-year-old orange kitty suitable for a first-time cat guardian. She is sweet and looking for a forever home where she can be cuddled and spoiled.  
    DigestMusic, wine, fun Art, Jazz, Wine Fest 10 a. m-6 p.m. Oct. 4; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5, downtown Pleasant Hill. Saturday concert 6:30-8:45 p.m. with East Bay Mudd.  
    Taped discussions to be posted on MUSD website at no cost  
    Rebuilding Lives STAND! For Families Free of Violence will hold the "Rebuilding Lives" luncheon event, raising money to help provide services for victims of domestic violence.  
    Pleasant HillThe City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the council chamber of the City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. Meetings are broadcast at 7:30 p.