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    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    Vibrant landscapes on Clayton Gardens Tour on April 25-26

    Drought-tolerant plants, winding pathways on display 
    Dependence on beloved volunteers can also create problems in predictably filling route assignments  
     
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    Four student-athletes charged with armed daylight robbery enter pleas at their arraignment Thursday; three request bail reduction.  
     
    After the 1999 murder of his girlfriend for which he is charged, Raymond Wong married his mistress, served time for child porn possession, fled the country, and is now headed to court with a celebrity lawyer  
     
    Caltrans on Wednesday will close the I-680 southbound offramp onto Waterfront Road and Marina Vista in Martinez until October. A contractor will tear down the ramp and build a new one.  
     
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    A two-alarm fire at a Martinez apartment complex injured a police officer and a resident Wednesday morning, a Contra Costa Fire Protection District official said.  
     
    Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought.  
     
    Walnut Creek International Short
    Screenings of documentaries, family, world  
     
    Clayton Valley Woman s Club
    Young artists will be honored at a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Shadelands auditorium. Family Art Day will also feature an "arts passport" that families can use to enter raffle drawings for a $100 certificate toward CAE's very popular Arts, Academics & Adventures summer camp, and a certificate toward any youth Makers Series class.  
     
    From an Earth Day celebration to nature programs to a free movie, there's lots to see and do this weekend in the East Bay Regional Parks.