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Pleasanton: Huge high-altitude training center opens

North America's largest AirFit facility is in an inauspicious office park. 
The Pacific Legal Foundation and Building Industry Association of Bay Area have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Ramon, alleging that it is violating the law by creating a new property tax district that doesn't provide any new services and forcing new residents to pay more than their neighbors for basic city services.  
 
Max Nash's love of tools and cars led his mom to book the five-year-old's party at Home Depot.  
 
The pinwheel, the simple children's toy spinning in the breeze, has taken on a more meaningful role as the official symbol for healthier starts for all children and for the prevention of child abuse.  
 
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.  
 
ALAMOMeet the early settlers of San Ramon ValleyGrave site residents of the Alamo Cemetery will "come alive" during a tour offered by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley at 10 a.  
 
San Ramon Thunderbirds -- Cheerleading tryouts for girls, ages 5-14, on May 6-8 from 6-8 p.m. at San Ramon Valley High School. 501 Danville Blvd., Danville.  
 
Homer lifts SRV past Amador Valley San Ramon Valley High sophomore Nick Moroney jolted host Amador Valley with a home run to left field off Tyler Staniford in the top of the eighth inning, spurring a three-run rally and a 4-1 Wolves win in East Bay Athletic League action April 18.  
 
Doug Duran/StaffGrizzlies contending in EBALJeff Huettenhain (22) of the California High baseball team gets ready to tag Amador Valley's Nick Pappis at home plate in a game between the two teams on April 11.  
 
LIVERMOREScientists win esteemed lab research awardsThe U.S. Department of Energy has recognized two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.  
 
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Coming right up: The world's fastest elevators

Japan's Hitachi said this week it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds up to 45 mph, to a high-rise building in China. Full Story
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Taste-Off: The best kombucha -- and the funkiest

Kombucha, the fermented tea drink with a 'health food' reputation, has gone mainstream. Here's the lowdown on the best -- and the nastiest.