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Superheroes at First Friday at Walnut Creek's Bedford Gallery

At the free First Tuesday family event at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Emilio Gaviria, 3, above left, of Walnut Creek, shows off his "Flash" superhero mask, as his nanny Gray Morales breaks out in laughter, while Felicia Conneely, of Moraga, left, helps her daughter Sinead Conneely, 4, make a Captain America drawing. As part of the gallery's current My Hero! exhibit of superheroes that continues through March 20, kids made masks and shields and took part in superhero activities Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff photos 
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.  
 
Despite concerns about high-profile 2002 trial, federal appeals court upholds Marjorie Knoller's second-degree murder conviction for the fatal dog mauling of San Francisco neighbor Diane Whipple  
 
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
 
Priebe assuming temporary role while town searches for new chief  
 
Roland Merullo's 'Buddha' a first year experience book at Saint Mary's  
 
Courtesy of Janice De Jesus
Physician maintains artistic avocation, maturing style  
 
Carnival Festival Carnival Festival: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Festival service celebrating New Orleans tradition of Carnival.  
 
The "Hats Off to Hollywood" luncheon of the Walnut Creek Garden Club will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, in Danville.  
 
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ARFDexter is a trainer's dream. He is very smart, handsome and will be enthusiastic during training sessions. Dexter is 1 year old and has the potential to be a great agility dog, running partner or trail buddy.  
 
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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