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Bay Area vineyards withstanding impacts of drought, for now
With harvest underway, Bay Area vineyards expect small but high-quality crop this season. Another year of drought, however, could mean major problems for winegrowers and winemakers from Napa Valley and Livermore to Santa Clara Valley and Contra Costa 

 
Crockett: Phillips 66 Rodeo refinery fire, community warning issues, to be discussed at meeting
The Aug. 2 fire prompted Contra Costa County's incident warning system to issue an alert that hazardous materials personnel were responding, but the Crockett Improvement Association says residents were not warned and that no warning siren was heard; the association has called a community for Sept. 8. 

 
Antioch woman heads Kiwanis' biggest regional unit
Cherice Gilliam, the first African-American woman to lead the regional unit for California, Hawaii and Nevada, aims to build membership among younger age groups. 

 
California's cash for ideas contest open to entries
Caltrans, two other state agencies offer up to $25,000 in three separate contests seeking residents' ideas for improvements. One contest is for coders. 

 
Bay Area vineyards withstanding impacts of drought, for now
With harvest underway, Bay Area vineyards expect small but high-quality crop this season. Another year of drought, however, could mean major problems for winegrowers and winemakers from Napa Valley and Livermore to Santa Clara Valley and Contra Costa 

 

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When Harry Met Tony morning concert
Harry Higgins, right, of Walnut Creek, gets cheers from the crowd at Peet's Coffee and Tea on Locust Street in Walnut Creek as his band "When Harry Met Tony" finishes playing a tune. Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff