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Updated: November 21, 2014 6:26:09 PM PST
JIM STEVENS
Volunteer divers dredge out hundreds of pounds of trash -- from beer bottles to old bikes to motor boats.  
 
Three middle-school students were briefly hospitalized Thursday after being exposed to a chemical inside a classroom, a fire official said.  
 
Good stuffSupport the troops Holiday Hugs Drop Zone Event -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Blue Star Moms will collect donations to send to our deployed troops.  
 
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The state is providing a $4 million grant to install pipes carrying recycled water and reducing reliance on fresh water for EBMUD and the Dublin San Ramon Services District  
 
To protect the slow-moving creatures, South Park Drive is now closed to motor vehicle traffic for its entire length, between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Wildcat Canyon Road.  
 
In the world of classic rock, the image of four guys -- three in suit coats, one in jeans, one barefoot -- striding single-file across a street striped with white paint means only one thing: The Beatles' "Abbey Road.  
 
Walnut Creek Elks Free Throw Contest -- Registration open for 43rd annual Walnut Creek Elks Free Throw Competition for boys and girls, ages 8-13. Dec.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, nov. 6 DRUGS -- 12:16 p.m. An arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance, 100 block of Del Amigo Road.  
 
Football, water polo news and results for Nov. 20  
 
Dougherty Valley girls golf, California, San Ramon Valley and Granada football among success stories  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: Anthony Crosby (Monday Night Trip) bowled a great 751 series with a 290 game. We also have a big shout out to Donald Brooks (570 Scatch Trios), who bowled a perfect "300"game, with a 706 series, to make them both Bowlers of the Week.  
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called prescription drug abuse an epidemic. Tough action is needed to curb addicts from doctor-shopping for medications and stop physicians from recklessly prescribing.  
 
eventsthrough nov. 23 "Singin' in the Rain" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. The Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre kicks off its fifth season of professional musical theater with a new production of a beloved movie classic including hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a  
 
Valley Humane SocietyBlake is ready to join your home team! He's an energetic, affectionate 6-month-old who can call the plays. Take him home fee-free during Black Cat Friday weekend, Nov.  
 
LAFAYETTE -- Four goals from Stanford-bound Kat Klass helped the San Ramon Valley High girls water polo team capture its fourth straight North Coast Section Division I title and continue a dominant stretch for the program.  
 
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Community gardens in the area showcase water-saving plants for drought conditions  
 
On any given Sunday, you can meander to town and partake in a feast for the senses at the Alamo Farmers Market, which has become a weekly tradition for many Alamo residents.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriday, oct. 31 BURGLARY -- 4:15 p.m. A reported breaking and entering, 1 block of Las Quebradas Lane.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Andy Weir's "The Martian" will be made into a movie starring Matt Damon.  
 
It's good to get away from the 'burbs every now and then, especially during the fall before the monsoon rains swoop in again. I was thinking a trip to the islands would be nice, but since we can't afford to go to Hawaii after paying off our Halloween candy bill and saving up for that Thanksgiving  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
 
DANVILLE Downtown shops start First Thursday eventsDowntown merchants have launched First Thursday, an event to entice shoppers. Participating downtown shops will be open from 10 a.  
 
The event will feature square dancing for everybody with live old-timey music by the Jimmy Chickenpants musicians, a performance by the Diablo Mountain Cloggers, pony rides, a petting zoo, old fashioned games, crafts, and tales of the old days by Geary family descendants. Food will be available for purchase.  
 
Good stuffUsually a perfect title for November "Singin' in the Rain" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. The Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre kicks off its fifth season of professional musical theater with a new production of a beloved movie classic including hilarious situations,  
 
accomplishmentsMatthew Edward Looney has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 834, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Larry Hearth.  
 
Accel Youth Sports -- Registration open for weekly instructional clinics that develop physical and mental skills, as well as sportsmanship for boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 5-17.  
 
EBAL girls water polo teams cruise in NCS playoffs  
 
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.  
 
Youth basketballGirls-5th gradeSt Joan of Arc 20, St. Raymond 2: The St. Joan of Arc 5th grade girls team defeated St. Raymond 20-2 on Nov. 2. Taylor Feick led all scorers with six points, while Aishna Gupta and Geetika Kodali added four points each.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: A big shout out to Morgan Soares, (Black Oak Trios), who bowled a tremendous 773 series, with a 278 game, and Will Scharnow, (Monday Night Trip) who also bowled a 747 series with a 286 game.