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Updated: February 27, 2015 7:06:15 PM PST
Doug Duran
A wedding ceremony never had and a last plane flight have been achieved so far.  
 
The ambulance contract for American Medical Response, which has served the county's emergency calls for decades, expires at the end of the year, and the bidding process opened Friday for a new pact.  
 
Dan Honda
Nowhere is the dark side of a booming, tech-based economy more apparent than in the bedroom communities of the Bay Area, such as Alameda County's Tri-Valley, where the middle class once thrived but now struggles to make ends meet in the face of rising housing costs.  
 
"Give Out Love Deliberately" -- that was the choice of 144 seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Isidore School in Danville, who made a commitment to "Go GOLD" for their classes' annual service project Jan.  
 
Gabe Ginsberg
'America's Got Talent' finalists Recycled Percussion are bringing their high-energy show to the East Bay.  
 
Ed admits it was her (flight attendant) uniform that first attracted him to Carol. She admits she didn't know anything about baseball at the time but that he was a gentleman.  
 
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.  
 
accomplishmentsLocal Student Named to Presidential Program: Karthik Kadalabalu Matha, of San Ramon, has been named a candidate in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  
 
Feb. 26 Starting a Summer Vegetable Garden -- 6:30 p.m. The San Ramon Library continues their series of gardening programs featuring Brad Miller from the Contra Costa Master Gardeners who will describe methods for creating a healthy summer vegetable garden--soil prep, seeds or transplants, cover  
 
After Sunday, guided mine tours will be available on weekends by advance reservation for a fee of $5 per person. And starting Sunday, the nearby underground Greathouse Visitor Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.  
 
LIVERMORECity Council names five to Planning CommissionAfter two rounds of evaluations and interviews, the Livermore City Council approved the appointment of the city's five planning commissioners, including three new faces.  
 
The 'Intergalactic Nemesis' live-action radio show will offer sound and visual effects.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, Feb. 12 ASSAULT -- 6:46 p.m. Battery on a person, Cameo Drive and Montana Drive.  
 
The definition of tolerance has been distortedAs theologian D.A. Carson chronicled in his book, "The Intolerance of Tolerance," the concept of tolerance has been turned into its opposite over the past few decades by those on the political left.  
 
Bay Area Sports Tudor -- Registration open for afternoon classes for boys and girls, ages 5-16, in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. After school sports day care options also available.  
 
Knights win DFAL wrestling The Las Lomas High wrestling team continued its terrific season, sending 10 wrestlers to the finals to secure the Diablo Foothill Athletic League tournament championship.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyYou'd be wise to adopt Professor! The 7-month-old mini-schnauzer mix is a master of affection. He'll give you class and teach you all about true companionship.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: In the Black Oak Casino/Pacific Coast Termite scratch Trios we had three high scores shot this week: Mark McCreary, 299/822; Scott Curtis, 289/810;and Mark Perry, 279/802.  
 
Courtesy Contra Costa District Attorney's Office
A warrant has been issued for Adam Rivas, who faces 34 criminal counts in central Contra Costa.  
 
JIM STEVENS
'Woofs Welcome' outdoors at many eateries since Jan. 1 start of new law.  
 
It's quite an honor to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. So, the community is collectively praising David Henderson, 18, Aaron Coleman, 18, and Jordan Weil, 17, of Troop 36, who will be recognized Feb.  
 
I missed Valentine's day with my husband last Saturday.We could have sipped champagne, shared a perfect meal, watched a romantic video and downed a box of chocolates together.  
 
JIM STEVENS
'It opens up your mind and palate," says Peruvian-born former teacher  
 
Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Three decades after abuse allegations, Sherinne Wilson is speaking out about the abuse she claims she endured during her San Ramon Valley High School career. The star athlete alleges in a lawsuit the principal witnessed basketball coach Leland Sandler having sex with her in a school gym, locked eyes with her and simply left.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, Feb. 5 ARREST -- 12:42 a.m. A traffic stop arrest, near Interstate 680 and El Cerro Boulevard.  
 
Walnut Creek Soccer Club -- Tryouts for girls and boys U8-U14 competitive teams. U15-U18 tryouts begin in April. House registration opens March 1. For times and locations visit www.  
 
accomplishmentsLivermore Student Takes Top Honors: The American Legion, Tenth District, has announced the winners of their oratorical contest. Five students competed in the district contest, which was the second step in the competition.  
 
Although the official start of spring is still a month away, the first wildflowers are already starting to make their appearances.  
 
Good stuff'From there to here and here to there ...' The Amazing Tales of Dr. Seuss -- 2 p.m. Feb. 21. Bob Kann, a popular storyteller, juggler and magician, who also has a Ph.  
 
eventsFeb. 20-22 Sonnet Cafe -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A romantic evening of chocolate, wine and poems of passion read by Livermore Shakes artists.