Superheroes at First Friday at Walnut Creek's Bedford Gallery

At the free First Tuesday family event at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Emilio Gaviria, 3, above left, of Walnut Creek, shows off his "Flash" superhero mask, as his nanny Gray Morales breaks out in laughter, while Felicia Conneely, of Moraga, left, helps her daughter Sinead Conneely, 4, make a Captain America drawing. As part of the gallery's current My Hero! exhibit of superheroes that continues through March 20, kids made masks and shields and took part in superhero activities Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff photos 
Five years after he retired, Glen Knecht, the most successful coach in Concord High history, returned to the cafeteria where he coached for two decades Saturday and was greeted by dozens of his former wrestlers. The coach, who recruited misfits and troublemakers to his teams, turned many of their lives around.  
Police are searching for a man wanted for robbing eight businesses in Concord and Walnut Creek since Jan. 15, officials announced Friday.  
An elderly motorist who slammed into a Walnut Creek store on Tuesday upon experiencing confusion has to have his driving abilities reevaluated by the DMV, a police lieutenant said Thursday  
Catherine Handlin, 24, faces two felony charges in connection with purportedly having two sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student inside vehicles parked in Walnut Creek and Clayton.  
Business at three offices in Contra Costa County was disrupted briefly  
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The driver of a white Honda walked away, apparently without a scratch, and a mother and daughter narrowly avoided serious injury after he drove into a store Tuesday morning, police said.  
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Charlie Patterson, 30, was arrested on suspicion of mail theft, identity theft, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.  
An Elk Grove man was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after deputies responded to a gym in unincorporated Walnut Creek Monday morning, a Contra Costa Sheriff's Office spokesman said.  
Walnut Creek group reaches out to young men in Mexico group home  
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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