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The squad is preparing for a national contest that's the subject of a movie.  
Two men and a woman were arrested last week after authorities encountered them in the parking lot of a local motel.  
District rules would apply to students, teachers and parents  
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.  
The property can be divided into three residential lots for homes.  
John Carter
Exceeding the average life expectancy of mice and men, John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" endures.Written in 1937 by the Nobel Prize-winning author, the novella has a 78-year-and-counting life span in the form of stage plays, a Broadway production, operas, films, required high school reading --  
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Valley Humane SocietyThe nights aren't particularly cold right now, but if you're lonely, you might want something warm to come home to. Eight-month-old Tammy might be a tiny tabby, but she'll make a mighty companion.  
Artist Marty Kermeen installs and cuts pavers recently in the nearly complete labyrinth at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville. Kermeen said preparations started in December, and the brick work has really sped up since early February.  
Doug Duran
San Ramon Valley's basketball team headed to state championships  
SAN RAMONTeen Rx drug abuse documentary set to airA screening of "Out of Reach," a short documentary about a rising high school senior who sets out to uncover the growing problem of teens abusing prescription drugs, is scheduled for this week.  
Through May 17 "Mushrooms: The Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit" -- Explore the lives and environmental roles of fungi. This traveling exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi and reveals their beauty, diversity and critical significance to the environment.  
Current science of West is just another faithThe March 12 letter writer is badly mistaken in assuming that all who believe in miracles and (presumably) all believers in God are "ignorant" and "probably incapable of thinking analytically and logically.  
Last week I wrote that the Burlingame Golf Links, established in 1893, was the first golf course in California. It wasn't, even though the San Francisco Call claimed it was in its March 31, 1895 issue.  
Free program for low income renters or homeowners with kids under age 6  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, march 12 ASSAULT -- 7:06 p.m. Battery on a person, 200 block of Railroad Avenue.  
Recipients of Community Service Awards announced: The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce recognizes those deserving individuals, groups and businesses who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership in business, volunteer activities and achievement within the Pleasanton  
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Stephan Klitz of the Wednesday Wonders shot a near perfect 299 game on the way to an outstanding 813 set.  
Lee leads Dougherty Valley softball with pitching and hitting  
Youth results for NorCal Bicycling League, Pleasanton Girls Softball League, West Coast Soccer, Pleasanton Rage  
What makes Pope Francis special, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills explained to a Pleasanton audience last week, is his complete lack of presumption that he is. The Catholic Church's highest-ranking authority typically is bathed in elegance and grandeur, but this pope is most comfortable when he's in simple garb out in public listening to people's concerns.  
A portion of Hansen Drive was closed for about two hours after a car struck a female pedestrian, Pleasanton police said Thursday afternoon.  
courtesy of M. Nelson Bleier
"Lost and Found' shows what can become of repurposed items.  
Pleasanton police on Wednesday arrested a Manteca resident after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at a community park.  
YouTube channel, Twitter and other media being used to connect with public.  
Poll respondents said they feel safe and love their city's quality of life and vibrant downtown but have concerns over affordable housing and job opportunities.  
When my son was 8, we bought him a gi (a white bathrobe) and took him to karate class so he could gain more confidence and skills. He quickly learned the moves (along with the accompanying shouts, whooshes and grunts), and earned a number of colorful obi (belts).  
St. Mary's Futures Explored Inc.
Inclusion Films is a workshop created by Joey Travolta that introduces adults with developmental disabilities to film production. The end-goal is to help students land paid jobs in the industry.  
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Valley Humane SocietyAre you picking up Radar's signals? The 8-month-old mini-Schnauzer mix wants you to take him home! He wants to be the only one within range of your heart, however -- if Radar detects another dog, he'll be jealous.  
Congratulations to the College is Real program, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at Round Hill Country Club on April 18. From 5:30 to 11 p.  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriday, march 6 THEFT -- 4:01 p.m. Identity theft, 3000 block of Oakraider Drive. AUTO BURGLARY -- 6:31 p.