Convicted San Ramon child molester ruled fit to stand retrial

San Ramon man was convicted of eight counts in March, acquitted of one; DA's office is pursuing retrial on two hung counts.  
With a summit 3,849 feet above sea level, Mount Diablo stands like a sentinel watching over the Bay Area. On a clear day, what can you see from the top? Quite a lot, it turns out.  
Doug Duran
The Livermore-Amador Symphony will offer a free family concert Dec. 5 just before their season opener.  
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Valley Humane SocietyPrepare to be blown away by Bubbles, a friendly, 1-year-old dachshund-mix with the perfect combination of gentleness and energy. Bubbles loves going on walks and enjoys playing fetch.  
courtesy of Melissa Wright
"4-H is an amazing organization where the kids learn public speaking, leadership and record keeping; they also perform a ton of community service," said Melissa Wright, who leads the poultry project while her husband leads archery for Pleasanton's Abbie 4-H chapter.  
Eckert Estate Winery is best known for blends and lesser-known varietals. With the recent addition of a distillery, the owners have developed an avid following for their vodka and orange spice brandy.  
Courtesy of Robert Sholty
Morgan Breedveld, 26, a San Francisco-based actress and Livermore native, wrapped her role as Lucy Harris in "Jekyll & Hyde" at the Bankhead Theater on Nov. 8.  
Martha Stewart makes it all sound so easy. I wish she could join us this year so she can see how much better she has made our lives. But if she shows up without RSVP-ing, brings day-old doughnuts, or complains about the cat on the table, she'll find herself at the kids' table, outside, on the driveway, with the rest of the relatives.  
And as we gather together, let's not forget all for which we are thankful on this special American holiday, which began so many years ago when the pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together to celebrate their harvest and new beginnings.  
Residents learn that county, town are in charge of maintaining some creeks and banks but that some property owners share responsibility.  
(Classic Media)
TV Tonight: 'Flash' and 'Arrow' crossover sets up spinoff

'The Flash' lays groundwork for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' in tonight's first part of special crossover with 'The Arrow.' Plus, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' returns for the holidays. 
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Erykah Badu slams Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Awards.

Iggy Azalea’s credentials questioned by Erykah Badu at Soul Train Awards.