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Updated: January 24, 2015 7:51:10 AM PST
Larissa Pedenchuk
Performance to be 'true to the original version as possible'  
 
The March 17 special election to succeed Mark DeSaulnier in the 7th Senate district has long been expected to feature Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, both of whom filed before the deadline Friday.  
 
Tune in Thursday to "American Idol'' to see a familiar face. Adam Lasher, who grew up in Alamo and Danville, will be among those auditioning.After graduating from San Ramon Valley High in 2005, this talented musician made his way down the coast and since then has made a living solely with his music.  
 
During the quarterly event, town staff updated residents on this year's upcoming projects.  
 
It was Saturday morning and the whole family was off to the derby races! No, not the Kentucky Derby. Nothing to do with NASCAR. We were off to the Pinewood Derby races at Greenbrook Elementary School to watch our grandkids race blocks of wood.  
 
The district has about 370 seasonal full-time and part-time paid jobs available, ideal for students. Positions include lifeguards, recreation leaders, park workers and interpretive student aides.  
 
Bronco Baseball Academy -- Accepting registration for Walnut Creek summer baseball camps running through end of July. Designed for all skill levels. For more information visit www.  
 
eventsTHROUGH FEB. 21 Watercolor Exhibition -- 6 to 8 p.m. Artists from California and beyond with a variety of styles and types of water media are represented.  
 
No pay hike for supervisors is a good thingI cannot begin to express my relief to see that the 33 percent pay raise that four out of five of our county supervisors were requesting has been rescinded.  
 
Valleycaremedical centerPatricia and Constantine Karkazis, Livermore, Dec. 6, girl.Rosita Soto-Ramirez and Alberto Cruz, Livermore, Dec. 13, boy.Ritv and Rahul Arora, Danville, Dec.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyHave a royal good time with Duke. A majestic Lab/Rottweiler mix, 4-year-old Duke has excellent manners and leads a very dignified procession.  
 
Shepherd adoption day Adoption Day -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Come to the Golden State German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day for dogs who are looking for a good home.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: Rasheed Abdullah of the Friday Flingers had a 290 game and a 785 set. Rich Hiner of Earl's Pearls senior league shot as 726 set.  
 
Tobey's buzzer-beater against Las Lomas keeps replaying in Gaels' minds  
 
A reflection of the high-achieving, community-minded student body it represents, the San Ramon Teen Council has seen a dramatic upswing in interest and applications from youth.  
 
ALAMO Celebration of Dr. King's Life and Legacy -- Music, singing and words. 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wesley Center, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd.  
 
ALAMOMONDAY Celebration of Dr King's Life and Legacy -- Music, singing and words. 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wesley Center, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd.  
 
Dan Honda
EBMUD is continuing its program of offering rebates for residential landscape conversions. It has also developed new WaterSmart plant tags to guide consumers looking to convert to water-efficient landscaping and is working closely with area nurseries.  
 
Courtesy of Julie Hahn
'West Side Story' from independent Stars 2000  
 
Calling all cards ... gift cards, that is. The Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley are hosting their 11th annual "Tribute to our Troops" Super SundayCharity Crab Feed on Feb.  
 
The candidate filing period is open for folks vying to fill the seventh district State Senate seat vacated by new U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier. Gov.  
 
SAN RAMON -- New Mayor Mike Doyle will provide a view of the year ahead in Danville in a Morning with the Mayor event on Jan. 16.Doyle, along with town staff, will meet with residents for the meeting from 7:30 a.  
 
The idea is to continue King's vision of improving lives, bridging social barriers and moving the nation closer together. Volunteers will assist park staff in habitat restoration work and invasive plant removal. Restoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove at the park is also one of the projects.  
 
It was a groundswell unlike anything seen in recent memory. Most telling was that the organizers of the petitions were of all political stripes. Public-employee unions, taxpayer groups, Republicans, Democrats, ordinary voters all outraged by the raise. As were we.  
 
Mustangs, Falcons' basketball stars match up in open court in Monte Vista's overtime triumph.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
Good stuffMusical triple threat on violin, flute, cello "Sonic Escape - Daredevils with Instruments" -- 8 p.m. Jan. 16. A virtuoso trio of elite Juilliard graduates delivers riveting performances on violin, flute, cello, plus voice and story to reshape the concert experience!  
 
Valley Humane SocietyOne visit with 7-month-old Ella will have you wrapped around her tail! The vocal LaPerm mix will set you straight about who your next permanent companion should be.