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Updated: August 19, 2014 4:04:45 PM PDT
Team captures titles for 'Chicken Under a Brick,' quinoa dish  
Valley Humane SocietySummer will never end with Sanibel in your life! A sandy blond 2-year-old, she's surfing the tides of fortune in search of a forever home.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:dublinFriday, aug. 8 BURGLARY -- 6:36 p.m. A report of braking and entering, 6400 block Dublin Boulevard.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoThursday, aug. 7 THEFT -- 10:42 p.m. a petty theft was reported, 100 block, Alamo Hills Court.  
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.  
eventsaug. 21 Art and Wine Stroll -- 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, small bites from Danville restaurants, the latest offerings from our shops, live music, a commemorative wine glass and trolley rides.  
Liberals need to personally adopt migrantsThis letter is regarding the invasion of all the illegal immigrant children, i.e., those who claim to be children, those who need to be potty trained by our border control agents and those who seem to be children old enough to shave.  
I was first introduced to Gaby Ghorbani when I wrote a column about Bobby's Brigade, a young local boy who helped raise funds for the CHP so each patrol car in Martinez would have teddy bears to give children who need a form of comfort in a crisis.  
While I may not be so tech-savvy, I do love the Internet. If I need information of any kind, all I have to do is type a few words, and up pops a response.  
accomplishmentsLocal student to attend U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Eve Watterson, of Danville, has been accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, New York for the Class of 2018.  
Students are working to raise awareness of need to help and to promote the Sept. 27 walk in Danville to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County.  
The event's theme was "Ice Cream Social," and people attending could listen to the East Bay Banjo Club, tour the tractor museum, take a tractor ride, see the hit-and-miss engines and play old-fashioned games like bean bag toss or hopscotch. Children could also make crafts or compete in a hula hoop, watermelon-seed-spitting or the egg-toss contest.  
Nearly 3,000 residents so far in the surrounding communities have signed a petition against the cemetery being built, saying it will increase traffic, decrease home values and negatively affect the environment.  
Good stuffHear ye, hear ye Auditions -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Auditions for William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" will include memorizing a one- to two-minute classical comedic monologue (does not have to be Shakespeare).  
Crow Canyon Country Club wins Division I title, Sycamore is tops in Division II and Walnut Heights is first in Division III  
A police officer was pepper-sprayed, two people were arrested and property was damaged during Ferguson, Missouri-related police violence protests in Oakland and Berkeley on Friday night.  
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Larry Kluger, of Oakland, also known as "Lariat Larry" spins a lasso around audience volunteer Brooke Billingsley, 6, of Danville, as he entertains children with his rope spinning and storytelling on Aug. 7.  
Share some laughs with family and friends at a "Comedy Night with Jeff Applebaum & Guests" presented by Horses Healing Hearts Inc. on Sept. 27 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville.  
Since 1980, the nonprofit organization has provided guidance and care to terminally ill patients and their caregivers as they navigate their way to the end of life.  
A proposed Walgreens store at Windemere Parkway and Bollinger Canyon Road has a number of nearby Windemere residents upset. So far about 75 signatures have been gathered in a petition against the proposal, which opponents say would increase crime and traffic in the area. The city's Planning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing on the topic as early as September.  
The Danville Hoots completes strong showing at Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. by advancing to the final four for the first time; Danville was eliminated by D-BAT Gallegos-Dallas  
Somersville Road within the park will be closed for resurfacing to all traffic Aug. 25-26.  
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
Through Aug. 10Hitter Team League Class AVG. HR RBIAnthony Aliotti (SMC/DLS) Sacramento (A's) Pacific Coast AAA .270 2 17Lars Anderson (Bishop O'Dowd/Cal) Tennessee (Cubs) Southern AA .  
Immigrants have strong asylum casesMuch consternation accompanies the "wretched masses from (the) teeming shores" of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala at our border.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoMonday, Aug. 4 BURGLARY -- 10:31 a.m. A residential burglary was reported, 200 block Austin Lane.  
PLEASANTONSchool district names two new principalsThe Pleasanton school system has announced the selection of two new principals -- Jake Berg at Lydiksen Elementary School and Karen Johnson at Alisal Elementary School.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:DublinThursday, July 31 BURGLARY -- 6 p.m. Theft from a vehicle was reported, 3600 block Fallon Road.  
accomplishmentsFoundation names new director: The Livermore Valley Education Foundation has elected Dave Haberman to its board of directors. Haberman specializes in curriculum development, and his work has been featured in Wired magazine and on The Today Show.  
Good stuffGet your hula on Tuesday Tunes with a Twist -- 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Livermore Cultural Arts Council presents, Halau Makana Lani Hawaiian culture and the Cantabella Children's Chorus.