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Nathaniel Jackson
One custom builder will bring up to 30 models to the county fairgrounds this weekend.  
Residents ask city to scale back $36 million Emerald Glen Aquatic Center  
Amador Valley will face James Logan in Saturday's championship at Saint Mary's College, seeking their third section crown in five years  
In May, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne had rejected the idea of pausing work on the East Pleasanton Specific Plan in favor of a public vote. However, because there are no other items scheduled for the November ballot, the cost would have been $500,000.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoSunday, MAY 24 ASSAULT -- 7:01 p.m. Domestic battery, 10 block of St. Andrews Place.danvilleThursday, may 21 AUTO BURGLARY -- 7:39 a.  
accomplishmentsNational speech contest won: Las Positas College sophomore Katie Lai won the Phi Rho Pi National Community College Speech Championships in Informative Speaking held in Cleveland, Ohio, despite a mild form of the neurological disorder Tourette's syndrome.  
Grounded in mathematics and computer science in his day job at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Croatian native Goran Konjevod, 42, gravitates instinctively to origami's minimalistic, obey-the-pattern approach. But coupled with an algorithm-lover's fondness for logical solutions to weblike, theoretical problems, Konjevod displays a metaphysical, metaphorical understanding of the paper with which he works.  
Through June 20 California Invites the World Exhibit -- The Museum of the San Ramon Valley features its exhibit on the Bay Area's 1915 Centennial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition that contains a display of Panama Pacific artifacts.  
Just in time for summer, residents can use the school's facilities starting June 13.  
Las Positas College valedictorian takes top honors in a national college contest despite the disorder.  
The winery's 2011 Tempranillo won Best of Greater Bay Red at last year's California State Fair and Best of Show Red at the Alameda County Fair.  
Valley Humane SocietyO'Kittie is a talkative, active 2-year-old that can jump right in the busy mix of a big family! The gray tuxedo likes a lot of attention and has tons of energy for playing games.  
State schools chief Tom Torlakson on May 27 announced the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District as one of 40 recipients of grants under the California Career Pathways Trust program.  
The O'Neill Foundation's Eric Fraisher Hayes will give a talk about the playwright June 20 in Ashland.  
Youth sports: West Coast Wild notches three-peat  
Amador Valley High junior Nate Esparza won the discus and shot put titles at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions May 29-30 at Cal's Edwards Stadium  
The Asian miniature floral tradition makes use of very little water.  
A man who tried to flee police in a stolen vehicle was arrested after the car ran out of fuel during the pursuit, police said.  
Parvin Ahmadi will start July 1 as Castro Valley Unified superintendent  
Cut U.S. losses in Middle East and walk awayDo you believe in the U.S. strategy in its fight against ISIS? It is unclear to me what the United States' strategy is.  
A group of blind voters who argued that malfunctioning voting machines during the 2012 general election did not allow them to cast a secret ballot has settled a federal lawsuit against Alameda County.  
Nathaniel Jackson
They are a new club at Amador Valley High School, the Super Pawers Club, and they hope to make a difference.  
Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an 82-year-old East Bay man has died after collapsing near the visitor center.  
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Staff try not to let invasive red-eared species drive out native western pond variety.  
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is helping teachers help their students through its Teacher Research Academies (TRAs). The academies offer up to four levels of biotechnology instruction to help teachers master scientific disciplines and experience the application of real world science.  
Back when I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts, I was always looking for ways to earn merit badges, mostly because they looked so cute on my uniform. I went for the easy ones thinking more was better, and quickly checked off cooking (fried an egg), reading (read a Nancy Drew mystery), first aid  
Courtesy of Jacob Hankinson
Jacob Hankinson learned much of his technique from YouTube videos.  
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Valley Humane SocietyMake a match with Emma! This high-spirited mini pinscher mix is three years old and ready to be slightly spoiled by whoever takes her home.  
Most rattlesnake sightings in East Bay parks occur in the springtime, when the snakes are out looking for food and mates after the long winter months.  
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Brett Moffitt of the Brunswick Trios had a great night. Brett shot a 279 game on the way to a 781 series, 184 pins over average.