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    Pleasant Hill Little Sweethearts Dinner Dance

    At the Sweetheart Dinner Dance at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center children ages 2-10, and their parents, celebrated Valentine's Day with a dinner, dancing, activities and a display area to take photos. For the event, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District. 
    The ambulance contract for American Medical Response, which has served the county's emergency calls for decades, expires at the end of the year and the bidding process opened Friday for new pact.  
     
    After Sunday, guided mine tours will be available on weekends by advance reservation for a fee of $5 per person. And starting Sunday, the nearby underground Greathouse Visitor Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.  
     
    After Sunday, guided mine tours will be available on weekends by advance reservation for a fee of $5 per person. And starting Sunday, the nearby underground Greathouse Visitor Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.  
     
    DAN ROSENSTRAUCH
    College play a standout at western states theater festival  
     
    ARIC CRABB
    East Bay Comic-Con's superheroes, villains, comic book aficionados  
     
    Age Strong, Live Long Free Age Strong, Live Long Healthy Lifestyle Expo: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Senior services, resources, for older adults, families, caregivers.  
     
    "Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." -- Sam EwingThere is nothing more heartening than seeing 80 residents at the county homeless shelter dining on a hot chicken casserole prepared by members of the  
     
    The long-awaited advent of the actual development of the former Naval Weapons Station is upon us. We have started the interview stage of selecting the master developer.  
     
    ClaytonThe City Council is set to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Hoyer Hall of the Clayton Community Library. Council meetings are televised on tape delay at 7 p.  
     
    (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
    Big Sur getaway: Where pampering and wilderness meet

    A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up.