( Courtesy of Erika Hazlett )
Pleasant Hill: Girl, 12, selected as Scholastic News youth correspondent

Pleasant Hill girl, 12, is youth writer for Scholastic News 
WALNUT CREEK -- Water will be shut off for several hours late Thursday, with heavy traffic expected in the southbound lanes of North Main Street in Walnut Creek after a Contra Costa Central Sanitary District crew discovered a water line break in an adjacent Contra Costa Water District line,  
PLEASANT HILL -- Massage business applicants must pay $230 for a new permit that grants the police chief broad powers to close businesses where employees allegedly have engaged in prostitution.  
The following excerpts are from Pleasant Hill police:Thursday, Jan. 15 suspended license -- At 8:18 a.m., an individual was cited on suspicion of driving with a suspended license in the 200 block of Viking Drive.  
Panel: Relatives best protection, and their biggest threat  
Jose Carlos Fajardo/StaffCollege Park stumbles in showdownLogan Silva, right, of the College Park High girls soccer team battles Northgate's Rebecca Dong for the ball in the first half of their Jan.  
Concord United Methodist Church
Nonprofit organizations offer opportunities to socialize, help others, support a favorite cause and participate in a community of like-minded neighbors.  
(Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part column about a cross-country train trip to Washington, D.C.)"O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain .  
Pets of the Week  
Prior planning for budgetary items is essential and needs to be based on priorities agreed upon by those responsible for strategic, long-range policy development.  
( Lisa Wrenn )
SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.