( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Annual Valley Leadership Prayer Breakfast, on Good Friday, patterned after idea that took shape in the 1930s  
 
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Local Christians, Jews and others join hands in San Ramon  
 
Free event open to the public, to feature traditional music, dancing, food  
 
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Judge to James L. Collin, convicted of second-degree murder for 2012 killing of girlfriend: "You never have taken responsibility."  
 
Directors approve setting up mechanism for funding retiree medical benefits  
 
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Advocating for awareness on World Down Syndrome Day  
 
Courtesy of Janice De Jesus
Turn-of-the-century silk mills backdrop for debut novel  
 
Pug Rescue
CC4CPrana is a 2-year-old, silver-and-black marbled tabby. She's very loving and affectionate, and flops on the floor to get attention! Prana loves to play with her foster family and is great with children.  
 
LAFAYETTESee what is trending at the Lafayette GalleryThe Lafayette Gallery's current show, Trending, highlights works that reflect up-to-date themes, trends of fast-paced lives, and ever-changing environment, interpreted by the gallery's stable of artists and jewelers.  
 
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.