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Lafayette: A 1940s tribute to military from all eras

The Swingin Blue Stars, above -- from left, Cindy Moreno of Livermore, Nancy Cordoza of Danville and Cindy Shon of Pleasanton -- perform with the Big Band of Rossmoor, at left, during "Operation Swingtime," a USO show and picnic held at the Lafayette Reservoir stage, to which veterans and active military from the whole area were invited. The event was sponsored by the Rossmoor, Lafayette, Lamorinda Sunrise, Moraga and Orinda Rotary clubs. 
Lafayette officials want vetting of 'Homes at Deer Hill' issues  
 
Learning soccer skills, playing with sport luminaries  
 
Walnut Creek'Gourmet Gallop' benefits Diablo BalletWalnut Creek's Diablo Ballet presents its fourth Gourmet Gallop, a one-night gourmet walking tour adventure from 6 to 9 p.  
 
Upcoming public meetings in Lamorinda  
 
Net neutrality rights, wrongsThe Times' May 18 editorial addressed the net neutrality debate and the need for the rules. Also published was a May 25 op-ed by Kevin Terpstra calling for an overhaul of communications laws.  
 
Lamorinda'National Night Out' crime prevention Aug. 5All three cities are taking part this year in the National Night Out anti-crime event, this year set to begin at 8 p.  
 
Katie Coates of Moraga, a 17-year-old Girl Scout, recently took part in the Outward Bound Costa Rica's "Catching Waves" program, a 10-day course that provided her and other girls with service projects, physical and mental challenges and the chance to learn to surf on world-famous surf breaks.  
 
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This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.