Tri-Valley Cuisine Scene: Danville's Domenico's owner finds suffering of youth pays off

"When I was a kid, I resented working in my dad's deli, but now I'm so glad I did," Joe Giacomini says. "It taught me so much about food. But it wasn't until I was about 28 that something sparked in me, and I realized I really loved to cook, and running a restaurant like this was what I wanted to do." 
San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Donor Network West team up to offer surgical space to organ harvesting operations on a predictable schedule, eliminating a key stressful variable for families already reeling from a loved one's loss  
A DNA sample led police to arrest a San Ramon man at a Hayward court Wednesday in connection with a 2014 gang rape at UC Santa Barbara.  
Mary Shelton has been with district since 2012, will step down in June and move to Texas to be near family  
The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail.  
Spencer Freeman Smith, a San Ramon attorney convicted of killing a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 has been arrested again after failing to appear in court after testing positive for cocaine.  
24-Hour Fitness staff members are credited for their immediate response and lifesaving assistance. Deputy Chief of Operations Lon Phares, a 25-year veteran of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District says, the staff members "did a great job" of activating the 911 system, requesting the help of any emergency personnel who may have been in the gym, directing them to the specific treadmill area and having their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ready for firefighters.  
Dan Honda
Jaclyn Thach will play with the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra in their winter concert Feb. 21 at the San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center.  
"A family from Martinez bought the restaurant," proprietor Danny Basso said, "but everything -- the staff, the menu and the décor -- will remain the same." Danny's father, Dick Basso, and Mick Schlesinger originally opened The Brass Door in 1955.  
Doug Duran
It's a puzzle to merchants and residents why the center, located in a residential neighborhood at the gateway to the city's thriving wine country, has fallen into disrepair with faded peeling paint, cracked asphalt and empty storefronts.  
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
( JP Yim )
Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.