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San Ramon photographer specializes in glamor shots of the four-legged set

The East Bay SPCA relies on the volunteer work of people like Heidi Eder to adopt out pets. 
The wholesale water agency for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon faces shortages because it expects to get no water allocation from the State Water Project.  
A petition signed by more than 300 residents opposing the Faria Preserve development was presented to the city at a San Ramon Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. The petition cites concerns about the environment, traffic impacts and a lack of a school that would accompany the 740-unit housing development planned in the northwest part of the city near Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads.  
San Ramon Valley High School recently celebrated the completion of its state-of- the-art pool complex, a $3.3 million construction project that got under way in January 2012. Although the pool has been open this past year, a covered main entranceway and ticket booth were finally completed in the past few months.  
San Ramon Valley High graduates Patrick Massoni, James Carter, Travis Hull, along with Foothill product Cameron Rowland, help Gladiators to amazing run of success  
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.  
Out of more than 20 teachers in Contra Costa County named as district Teachers of the Year, four have been named finalists for county Teacher of the Year.  
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and wine making in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
Social leftist 'tolerance' goes on view againWhy was Michelle Quinn's column criticizing Brendan Eich on page one and not relegated to the opinion page?  
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoSaturday, April 5 MARIJUANA -- 5:22 p.m. A suspect was reported in possession of marijuana, 3100 block of Danville Boulevard.  
This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.