Foster a Dream's work to change realities with 'Get Set Camp'

Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world 
Select businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are offered rebates of up to 50 percent of the cost of installing more energy-efficient equipment.  
Lamorinda has big plans, and Walnut Creek chips in, too  
Town leaders mulling higher fines, more citations following complaints from residents  
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Othalie Graham lends Ariadne her 'grand, Wagnerian voice'  
Mixing up grand opera, improv comedy and free outdoor concerts, Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts gets off to a good start this July. On July 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.  
Childhood passion for drawing blossoms into illustrating career; Pleasant Hill artist's work graces her first children's book  
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The Lafayette Juniors generously donated $25,000 to Ruby's Place, $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley and $5,000 each to Las Trampas, Trinity Center Walnut Creek and VESTIA.  
Library will host third and final film, 'Just Eat It," July 28  
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NorsledGlacier is a strikingly handsome young northern breed mix with amazing eyes. One is a parti eye which has very unusual markings and looks like a marble.  
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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.