Superheroes at First Friday at Walnut Creek's Bedford Gallery

At the free First Tuesday family event at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Emilio Gaviria, 3, above left, of Walnut Creek, shows off his "Flash" superhero mask, as his nanny Gray Morales breaks out in laughter, while Felicia Conneely, of Moraga, left, helps her daughter Sinead Conneely, 4, make a Captain America drawing. As part of the gallery's current My Hero! exhibit of superheroes that continues through March 20, kids made masks and shields and took part in superhero activities Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff photos 
After a 9-month stay at Lindsay Wildlife Experience and a wildlife center in Fresno, a baby fox rescued in Orinda is now back in the wild, released in the bucolic hills where he was found.  
Orinda Union School District
Carolyn Seaton to start job helming district May 2  
'American Idol' wraps up Hollywood Week by naming its Top 24 finalists.  
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
An attic fire that raced through a single-story home displaced two residents Tuesday, a fire official said.  
Dan Honda
Lamorinda has had a distinct lack of brewpubs -- until now. The new Fourth Bore Taproom excels in the beer department, the food still needs work.  
Four years after greenlighting a sales tax increase and two years after approving a $20 million bond measure, Orinda voters will once again be asked to pay for more repairs of the city's crumbling roads.  
Roland Merullo's 'Buddha' a first year experience book at Saint Mary's  
Courtesy of Janice De Jesus
Physician maintains artistic avocation, maturing style  
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Beyonce's new song boosts Red Lobster's business

Beyonce mentions Red Lobster in 'Formation,’ which got the chain restaurant lots of attention on social media.