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    Lafayette: A 1940s tribute to military from all eras

    The Swingin Blue Stars, above -- from left, Cindy Moreno of Livermore, Nancy Cordoza of Danville and Cindy Shon of Pleasanton -- perform with the Big Band of Rossmoor, at left, during "Operation Swingtime," a USO show and picnic held at the Lafayette Reservoir stage, to which veterans and active military from the whole area were invited. The event was sponsored by the Rossmoor, Lafayette, Lamorinda Sunrise, Moraga and Orinda Rotary clubs. 
    Park visitors may easily access the app at ebparkstrailsafe.org to learn about park safety tips and trail use etiquette and to obtain public safety phone numbers.  
    Be it to fight crime or respond to disasters, neighbors join together  
    Walnut CreekLearn about Creative Work Fund artists' grantsThe San Francisco-based nonprofit Creative Work Fund is currently accepting letters of inquiry for its 2014-2015 grant cycle, with grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 available to Bay Area media and traditional artists and collaborating  
    What could make a troubled couple's relationship even more complicated? Try a disappearing body. Improbable? Not in Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's "Wrong Window," running Aug.  
    Clay, glass artists set the table in upcoming show  
    Katie Coates of Moraga, a 17-year-old Girl Scout, recently took part in the Outward Bound Costa Rica's "Catching Waves" program, a 10-day course that provided her and other girls with service projects, physical and mental challenges and the chance to learn to surf on world-famous surf breaks.  
    Lafayette officials want vetting of 'Homes at Deer Hill' issues  
    Free program offers opportunity to drill skills, scrimmage  
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    Aperitif hour

    Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.