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Alamo: Westminster Retreat site OK'd for small subdivision

The property can be divided into three residential lots for homes. 
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Local Christians, Jews and others join hands in San Ramon  
 
A love of dance and interest in teaching children has inspired a group of California High School students to share their passion in a new afterschool program.  
 
Rabbi Shmuli Raitman arrived in Danville recently with a specific goal: to establish a new Chabad Jewish Center that will strengthen the Danville/San Ramon Jewish community.  
 
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The squad is preparing for a national contest that's the subject of a movie.  
 
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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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.  
 
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San Ramon Valley's basketball team headed to state championships  
 
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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.  
 
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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.  
 
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Review: 'Get Hard' is not for the sensitive

Stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are a good comedy team, but 'Get Hard' is full of off-color jokes about race and sex that will offend many viewers, and it gets repetitive at times.  
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.