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Foster a Dream's work to change realities with 'Get Set Camp'

Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world 
Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
 
Applicants for the Orinda City Council vacancy hope to finish out former Mayor Steve Glazer's term  
 
Lamorinda has big plans, and Walnut Creek chips in, too  
 
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Othalie Graham lends Ariadne her 'grand, Wagnerian voice'  
 
Library will host third and final film, 'Just Eat It," July 28  
 
Mixing up grand opera, improv comedy and free outdoor concerts, Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts gets off to a good start this July. On July 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.  
 
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Childhood passion for drawing blossoms into illustrating career; Pleasant Hill artist's work graces her first children's book  
 
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NorsledGlacier is a strikingly handsome young northern breed mix with amazing eyes. One is a parti eye which has very unusual markings and looks like a marble.  
 
The Lafayette Juniors generously donated $25,000 to Ruby's Place, $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley and $5,000 each to Las Trampas, Trinity Center Walnut Creek and VESTIA.  
 
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Review: El Cerrito's Taste of Ethiopia definitely worth a visit

With its super fresh vegetarian and meat dishes, Ethiopian coffee and authentic, hard-to-find touches, this new Ethiopian restaurant is worth a visit. 
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Paula Deen tweets photo of son in brownface

Former Food Network star reveals racial insensitivity again with “I Love Lucy” post that ignites social media backlash.