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Moraga: Creating a town of kindness

Schools, Scouts, town leaders join to stop bullying, and to make programs like "iKind" and "No More Walking Away" more aligned with one another 
Officers will begin wearing the devices next year as part of a countywide program.  
 
The tree fell on power lines about 9 a.m. on Rheem Blvd. between Rheem Boulevard and Kelvin Court in Orinda.  
 
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
The guys at Take One among the last of their breed  
 
Chuck DeLeuw
Contest seeks images of all sides of the city  
 
A staple of high school and college theater departments, Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" can often be a bit too "precious" for me. Not so with Shotgun Players' inspiring production currently playing through Jan.  
 
Walnut CreekEarly performance of 'Book Club' Jan. 14Get an up-close and personal sneak peek at "The Book Club Play" before it lands on the big stage when "Live!  
 
Upcoming public meetings in Lamorinda  
 
Lamorinda's BestEvents Winter Solstice Ceremony, Daughters of the Goddess -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Come and gather to celebrate the return of the sun.  
 
The Housing Element process has been one Orinda has been obliged to complete in 2014, but the conversation about affordable housing needs to expand to the renewal of downtown and the role of housing in its future development.  
 
New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook. 
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Sony lawyer says "The Interview" will be released after all

Company lawyer tells 'Meet the Press’ the studio is still trying to figure out how to distribute film.