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Updated: July 25, 2014 4:50:30 PM PDT
The festival in its 20th year drew thousands of people to the quaint downtown. It was the first of two free summer shows; the second will be Aug. 14.  
 
Our gem of the valley, Mount Diablo, has been a great source of beauty and recreation for folks and will continue to be for generations to come.Hikers especially find the serene landscape of rolling hills, which change colors along with the seasons, to be a perfect place to get exercise and soothe  
 
Danville native takes first place by two strokes  
 
I've mentioned it before, but in view of the recent hot and dry weather, it's worth repeating -- take plenty of water with you when you hike in the regional parks and other open spaces.  
 
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
 
eventsthrough aug. 3 Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.  
 
Hoping to cash in on a booming business, Livermore is making it easier for craft breweries to open in the city's empty industrial warehouses. Brewers are taking advantage and linking up in an effort to make the city a 'destination' for microbrew enthusiasts.  
 
Opinion page no place for some opinionsI am tiring of rants that are regularly submitted as "letters." Most recent was a screed from Mark Marcotte (July 10), in which he presents his biases and personal misinformation as "a fact.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoNo crimes were reported.danvilleThursday, July 10 IDENTITY THEFT -- 12:30 p.m. An identity theft was reported, 1000 block Belleterre Drive.  
 
I'll do just about anything for chocolate. I'm highly addicted to the substance, but have found no support groups for my illness (other than a group that meets at See's, where we get free samples).  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column information was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association The Italian game of bocce is fun for people of all ages.  
 
eventsthrough aug. 3 Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.  
 
military Air Force Graduate: Air Force Airman Michael J. Turbes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  
 
Courtesy of San Antonio MissionsCal High grad Buschini producing for MissionsAdam Buschini, who attended California High and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, is a second baseman for the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A affiliate for the San Diego Padres.  
 
Good stuffDance, taste, enjoy Taste and Toast of Greece -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Join Danville for a sampling of Greek wines and tasty tidbits. Greek folk dancers will provide entertainment throughout the evening provided by the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church.  
 
Through July 20Hitter Team League Class AVG. HR RBIAnthony Aliotti (SMC/DLS) Sacramento (A's) Pacific Coast AAA .248 1 12Adam Buschini (Cal Poly/Cal HS) San Antonio (Padres) Texas AA .  
 
Area high school students work for a week at the famed writer's Tao House.  
 
Evan Chapman, who grew up in Danville, is starting his career on a high note. A 2014 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with degrees in composition and film scoring, he's accepted a position to help develop the first music programming for a new startup network, Fusion, owned by  
 
Most of my father and uncle's time was spent in vaudeville theaters, movies and other live entertainments that punctuated San Francisco like commas in a legal document.  
 
Ditch border, let everyone move in hereWhat's with all the furor over floods of thousands of minor children and their mothers illegally crossing our southern border into Arizona?  
 
There's good news at Tilden Nature Area on Berkeley's border. A sewer upgrade project that limited access to Tilden's Environmental Education Center and Little Farm has been completed, and Central Park Drive has reopened.  
 
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
 
eventsjuly 17 Movies in the Park -- At dusk. Enjoy an outdoor showing of "Despicable Me 2" on a 26-foot screen.Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriDAY, July 4 BATTERY -- 9:16 p.m. A battery was reported, Cervato Drive and Danville Boulevard.  
 
Kevin Murphy at press time was to take his new heart on a trip to Houston where "they" would run track and compete in their first Transplant Games of America.  
 
A local table tennis club has a loyal fan base that reflects trends in other U.S. areas.  
 
Good stuffOgle the ogre "Shrek, the Musical" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 3. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the film, brings the story of everyone's favorite ogre to life.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyIt's no contest with 4-year-old Julius. This friendly orange tabby is a savvy politician who will easily convince you that a belly rub or some extra catnip is in both your best interests.  
 
valleycare medical centerRebecca Lynn and Matthew Dierking, Livermore, June 8, boy.Jennifer and Derek Fieber, Danville, June 18, girl.Rabia Julka and Abhishek Verma, San Ramon, June 18, boy.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowling Scores Bowlers of the Week: Pam Honda of the Nisei Invitational league shot games of 188-154-469 for a 511 set; 139 pins over her average.