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Lafayette: A guitars-and-drums battleground

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center hosted its second annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday. 
Campolindo's big comeback win against Las Lomas keeps it in first place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League.  
Metal buckets, cinder blocks, a drill and tin cutters. With these simple items I attempted to tackle one of the foremost global causes of death -- indoor air pollution.  
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Outgoing pol recounts a few highs, lows during Commonwealth Club talk in Lafayette  
CBS News drama "48 Hours" will feature Kristen Cunnane, assistant UC Berkeley swim coach, and her survival story from sex abuse at the hands of two of her Moraga teachers.  
Bobbie Preston
'Fire blight' bacteria affecting increasing number of similar species in Bay Area; drought, and untimely rain, key factors  
Janice De Jesus
Sharing their work, studio space with the public  
LAMORINDAStudents create voter guide spread sheetIn preparation for the upcoming election, a group of Campolindo High School students created a voter guide spread sheet showing the various endorsements from local and statewide groups for candidates and propositions in Lamorinda's communities.  
The "Legend of Banbury Cross" opens Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble's 43rd season. Mother Goose guides young children and the young at heart through a magical land populated by such well-known characters as Little Bo-Peep, the Three Little Pigs, Jack and Jill and others.  
Walnut CreekMountain Shadow's Oct. 18 offering, 'Words and Pictures'This month's Mountain Shadow Film Society feature is "Words and Pictures," an award-winning film starring Clive Owen and Juliet Binoche, being shown Saturday, Oct.  
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Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.