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Updated: March 27, 2015 4:34:12 PM PDT
SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
The property can be divided into three residential lots for homes.  
 
Free event open to the public, to feature traditional music, dancing, food  
 
Rabbi Shmuli Raitman arrived in Danville recently with a specific goal: to establish a new Chabad Jewish Center that will strengthen the Danville/San Ramon Jewish community.  
 
A love of dance and interest in teaching children has inspired a group of California High School students to share their passion in a new afterschool program.  
 
Doug Duran
San Ramon Valley's basketball team headed to state championships  
 
Doug Duran
The squad is preparing for a national contest that's the subject of a movie.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Artist Marty Kermeen installs and cuts pavers recently in the nearly complete labyrinth at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville. Kermeen said preparations started in December, and the brick work has really sped up since early February.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, each with its own style, personality and unique history. Twice a month, we profile a different winery and the people behind it.  
 
John Carter
Exceeding the average life expectancy of mice and men, John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" endures.Written in 1937 by the Nobel Prize-winning author, the novella has a 78-year-and-counting life span in the form of stage plays, a Broadway production, operas, films, required high school reading --  
 
K. Jacoby/Valley Humane Society
Valley Humane SocietyThe nights aren't particularly cold right now, but if you're lonely, you might want something warm to come home to. Eight-month-old Tammy might be a tiny tabby, but she'll make a mighty companion.  
 
Through May 17 "Mushrooms: The Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit" -- Explore the lives and environmental roles of fungi. This traveling exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi and reveals their beauty, diversity and critical significance to the environment.  
 
SAN RAMONTeen Rx drug abuse documentary set to airA screening of "Out of Reach," a short documentary about a rising high school senior who sets out to uncover the growing problem of teens abusing prescription drugs, is scheduled for this week.  
 
Current science of West is just another faithThe March 12 letter writer is badly mistaken in assuming that all who believe in miracles and (presumably) all believers in God are "ignorant" and "probably incapable of thinking analytically and logically.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, march 12 ASSAULT -- 7:06 p.m. Battery on a person, 200 block of Railroad Avenue.  
 
Recipients of Community Service Awards announced: The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce recognizes those deserving individuals, groups and businesses who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership in business, volunteer activities and achievement within the Pleasanton  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Stephan Klitz of the Wednesday Wonders shot a near perfect 299 game on the way to an outstanding 813 set.  
 
Lee leads Dougherty Valley softball with pitching and hitting  
 
Orinda Magic Pick-Up Basketball -- Pick-up basketball for girls grades 7-12 every Friday running through May 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Wagner Ranch Elementary School, 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda.  
 
Youth results for NorCal Bicycling League, Pleasanton Girls Softball League, West Coast Soccer, Pleasanton Rage  
 
courtesy of M. Nelson Bleier
"Lost and Found' shows what can become of repurposed items.  
 
Congratulations to the College is Real program, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at Round Hill Country Club on April 18. From 5:30 to 11 p.  
 
JIM STEVENS
It's only 11 a.m. on a Monday -- too late for the breakfast crowd, too early for lunch -- but the place is nearly packed. Located in a recently renovated old home on Railroad Ave., the restaurant's décor is part country charm, party high-end Danville. Whimsical details dot the walls and even the bathrooms.  
 
The president was a popular topic four years ago at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and may be again.  
 
V. Kelly/Valley Humane Society
Valley Humane SocietyAre you picking up Radar's signals? The 8-month-old mini-Schnauzer mix wants you to take him home! He wants to be the only one within range of your heart, however -- if Radar detects another dog, he'll be jealous.  
 
St. Mary's Futures Explored Inc.
Inclusion Films is a workshop created by Joey Travolta that introduces adults with developmental disabilities to film production. The end-goal is to help students land paid jobs in the industry.  
 
Poll respondents said they feel safe and love their city's quality of life and vibrant downtown but have concerns over affordable housing and job opportunities.  
 
When my son was 8, we bought him a gi (a white bathrobe) and took him to karate class so he could gain more confidence and skills. He quickly learned the moves (along with the accompanying shouts, whooshes and grunts), and earned a number of colorful obi (belts).  
 
YouTube channel, Twitter and other media being used to connect with public.  
 
Unvaccinated kids shouldn't be in schoolsThe recent controversy just goes to show how supposedly well-educated, and apparently well-meaning antivax parents lack one important character trait: common sense.  
 
March 19 Seed Saving for Vegetables -- 6:30 p.m. Trish Clifford from the Contra Costa Master Gardeners teaches how to grow vegetables and save seeds for next year's crop.