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Performance to be 'true to the original version as possible'  
 
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has appointed Livermore resident William Macedo to fill the vacancy on the district's Board of Trustees left when Dr. Barbara Mertes retired in December.  
 
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Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway.  
 
Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway.  
 
eventsTHROUGH jan. 31 "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Misérables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.  
 
Oscars coverage was little more than racist drivelI am absolutely appalled and disgusted with David Early's front-page article ("And the Oscar for best Caucasian goes to .  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriday, Jan. 16 AUTO BURGLARY -- 2:01 p.m. Theft from a vehicle, 3200 block of Danville Boulevard.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyRamona doesn't do anything in a small way! A medium-haired 2-year-old, this opinionated lady is no shrinking violet. With an appetite for affection and old-soul eyes, Ramona will be your leading lady in no time.  
 
eventsTHROUGH jan. 31 "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Misérables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.  
 
Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, each with its own style, personality and unique history. Twice a month, we profile a different winery and the people behind it.  
 
accomplishmentsLocal Peace Corps Volunteer Leaving for Vanuatu: Nicole Proctor has been accepted into the Peace Corps and is departing for the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, to begin preservice training as a Peace Corps health volunteer.  
 
PLEASANTONPolice issue warnings after spike in burglariesPolice warned about a recent increase in residential burglaries by thieves who pose as salesmen and break into homes in the daytime.  
 
Juried show caps a month of events at library on winemaking. World-famous figure skater Peggy Fleming, now a Los Gatos vintner and artist, to be among judges.  
 
Good stuffHear about life in the long-long-long ago Patrick Hunt -- 7:30 p.m. What was life like in the Neolithic Age? Dr. Patrick Hunt describes new research on the oldest mummy ever discovered.  
 
The City Council has moved forward with plans for a 1.4-acre spot off Bernal Avenue.  
 
Monte Vista High's Stefan Mitu hits for 24 points in low-scoring boys basketball win over Amador; De La Salle bests San Ramon Valley  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: We had two perfect 300 games this week, one by Alex Stuber of the Black Oak Casino/Pacific Coast Termite scratch trios and a 793 set and the other was by Mark Scott of the Dublin Majors and a 723 set.  
 
Emily Barrett, a Foothill High girls basketball player and track star, endured a lengthy recovery after she suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in June and recently surpassed the career 1,000-point milestone with 16 points in a 60-48 road victory over Monte Vista  
 
Bay Area News Group
An argument inside a car traveling on Interstate 680 spilled onto the side of the road Monday morning, as the driver repeatedly used his vehicle to strike a woman who had been his passenger -- then drove away with her in tow, the California Highway Patrol said.  
 
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.  
 
The March 17 special election to succeed Mark DeSaulnier in the 7th Senate district has long been expected to feature Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, both of whom filed before the deadline Friday.  
 
Pleasanton Police
Joseph Abeyta, known to frequent Santa Clara and Modesto, was arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of counterfeit currency.  
 
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A former Pinole police officer accused of tricking an elderly Pleasanton neighbor into leaving him her estate was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years felony probation.  
 
Pleasanton will stop imposing water use penalties at least until April, when the supply picture is clearer for this year.  
 
The district has about 370 seasonal full-time and part-time paid jobs available, ideal for students. Positions include lifeguards, recreation leaders, park workers and interpretive student aides.  
 
District spending $2.3 million grant to improve student behavior  
 
eventsTHROUGH FEB. 21 Watercolor Exhibition -- 6 to 8 p.m. Artists from California and beyond with a variety of styles and types of water media are represented.  
 
Front page story exploited race, lacked factsI've enjoyed my subscription to the Tri-Valley Times and much of its content as well as its editorials and balanced approach to social, political and economic issues.  
 
Cabo Hewitt has been attending Michelle Holbrook's fifth-grade class at Emma C. Smith Elementary School every Friday for five years. He has a lunch card, a yearbook photo, a desk and a report card, and he knows exactly where his classroom supplies are kept.  
 
Twenty years ago Leonard Gregory visited Pioneer Park in his hometown of Nevada City, where his sister had bought a brick to commemorate his military service.