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    Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings CCR classics to town

    Read our interview with Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford, who leads his current band into the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. 
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    Indulge your inner nerdy child at Mountain View's public library where grown-up Lego sessions draw lunchtime crowds.  
    Summer's heat demands a crisp, refreshing wine, like these 14 budget-friendly picks.  
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    The federal Americans with Disabilities Act gives disabled people the right to bring their service animals into public places, but some people are taking advantage of the law by claiming their pets are service animals.  
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    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.  
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    A dog that spent almost the first year of her life in a shelter finally finds the family she was waiting for.  
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    With more than 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world, this GPS-enabled treasure hunt takes you to places strange and familiar, where the hunt is the treasure, the reward is the find.  
    You'll find all the expected Mediterranean dishes -- Greek salads, dolmas and gyros -- at the new Casbah, and a wide array of unexpected flavors as well.  
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    Lace up that doublet, adjust your crown, it's Renaissance Festival season. Here are four to get you started.  
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    It shouldn't have happened, but one lucky kitten was rescued by just the right family at just the right time.  
    Celebrate the Fourth with an American pale ale inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountains -- or Paul Revere.  
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    Melody Fuller dishes on Oakland’s inaugural wine festival, slated for July 18 at Mills College.  
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    A kitten found crying outside a holiday party wins the heart of the party's host, and soon finds herself in hot water.  
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    Fourth of July specials celebrate the nation's birthday.  
    From a Spanish galleon to a classic yacht, here's how to sail the world, courtesy of National Geographic's top 10 sailing cruises rankings.  
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    Apps like YikYak, Ask.fm and Whisper are popular with teens and even kids, but their anonymous nature is ripe with 'digital drama.'  
    One critic says Phang's film could gain cult-viewing status in places such as Berkeley. Plus, the East Bay's Gabrielle Union and Zendaya are up for BET awards.  
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    Unfortunately, people love setting off bangs and flashes for the Fourth of July, and often they do it for days before and after the actual holiday. It's tough going for many dogs.  
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    Mother's talents with a broom are the stuff of family legend.  
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    The sequel is funnier than the original, but those who find Seth MacFarlane's brand of humor offensive and hateful will want to stay away.  
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    For longtime fans, 'Lego Jurassic World' will be a familiar trip and the game excels with cooperative play with players switching off controlling characters such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  
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    An unusual looking animal isn't the mythological creature; it's something much sadder.  
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    From patriotic paletas to a berry-strewn trifle, this quartet of Fourth of July desserts is all you need to make your celebration dazzle.  
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    Dana Nachman's documentary is uplifting without being manipulative by simply focusing on the story itself, of how what started as a small-scale event for 5-year-old leukemia patient became a global Batsignal for hope.  
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    The cruise ships that glide through the Golden Gate are enough to inspire wanderlust. Here's what lies aboard those 17-deck behemoths that are headed for Hawaii, Alaska and the Panama Canal.  
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    A retirement community is encouraging residents to do their own trapping if they are bothered by wildlife.  
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    Step into Oakland's Parlour for an elevated yet casual dining experience with farm-to-fork fare, wood-fired pizzas and creative, inventive cuisine.  
    Sci-fi thriller imagines a world where life-like robots do domestic work.  
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    Presented by the Embodiment Project, a Bay Area hip-hop dance-theater company that has earned a national reputation for creating powerful multimedia works, Rennie Harris's Illadelph Legends Hip Hop Festival will take place June 25-28 in Oakland and San Francisco.  
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    Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings CCR classics to town

    Read our interview with Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford, who leads his current band into the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. 
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    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.