• Wizard World warps into San Jose - 09/02/2015 09:53 PM PDT
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    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    Family friendly Row With Champions in Orinda

    Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff photosTwo eight-oared shell rowing boats, above, are manned with first-time rowers during the Row With Champions Regatta at the San Pablo Reservoir in Orinda on Saturday. 
    The East Bay Regional Park District boasts hundreds of miles of trails that are open to mountain bikes. Overall, most mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians share the trails with few problems. But, with ever-increasing numbers of park visitors, occasional conflicts are inevitable.  
     
    "I can't think of any other time when I have sung with choirs from all over the world together in one place," said Emi Fogg, a Bentley School graduate heading for Brown University. "For a little bit, we weren't that different. We were all there to sing. We were part of a big small world."  
     
    Save the date! Lindsay Wildlife Experience will celebrate 60 years of saving injured wildlife and helping our neighbors understand the animals who share our community.  
     
    Races lacked enough notification of publicI am pleased that Oakland continues to be a venue for various sports events. I want everyone to see what a beautiful city we can be and come to enjoy it.  
     
    Hillary Clinton plans fundraisers in late September in Saratoga, Belvedere, Orinda and San Francisco.  
     
    Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
     
    A man who died in a motorcycle crash and another found dead at a regional park each were identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office on Monday.  
     
    The Congressman told about 150 people at a Town Hall session on Wednesday that he wants to hear more public input before casting his vote.  
     
    ( DOUG DURAN )
    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Toy unboxing a swing and a miss

    Too few toys and too much repetition turn the much-hyped 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Live Stream Event' into an early snooze fest.