Contra Costa: Diablo Symphony conductor transforms scores into living music

Diablo Symphony conductor wants soul of music to be played 
At least two East Bay Regional Parks employees are safe after they had locked themselves in an office because they heard a man yelling that somebody was trying to kill him Thursday afternoon, officials said.  
County Supervisor Glover's next session in a 10-year series of twice-a-year events to help agencies land grant dollars  
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Monthly events showcase works by new, veteran artists from across county  
Construction on alternative school to start by end of February  
MARTINEZ -- A man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of drug possession, police said.At 10:51 a.m., Martinez police stopped a vehicle for equipment violations, and an officer smelled marijuana coming from it.  
Sled Dog Rescue
NORSLEDZane is a handsome 8-year-old guy who is sweet and gentle. At 50 pounds, he is a bit underweight and could use a few additional pounds. Zane is a shy boy and slow to warm up.  
"A little learning is a dangerous thing," wrote Alexander Pope in his "An Essay on Criticism" in 1709.The "old" adage certainly holds true in Center Repertory's stylish production of "Born Yesterday," running through Feb.  
Martinez has always been a leader in sustainability programs to reduce our impact on the environment.That may seem like a strange claim, being the home to heavy industry such as Shell Oil and Eco Systems, but over the last several years Martinez has instituted programs and policies, both internally  
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.