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Walnut Creek: A patchwork of reasons to preserve library hours

Dan Rosenstrauch/StaffA patchwork of reasons to preserve library hoursGrace Gonsalves, a sixth grader at Walnut Creek Intermediate, looks over a quilt she created on behalf of the students of Walnut Creek in support of local libraries. 
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This will be the 51st lighting of the beacon to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese that brought the United States fully into World War II.  
 
Twelve-year Diablo Ballet veteran will remain as overseer of the company's south outreach program  
 
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With soaring rents and few vacancies in central county, developers AvalonBay and Millennium Partners have proposed building apartments instead of condominiums at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART transit village.  
 
The California Highway Patrol raided a large sideshow gathering at the Port of Oakland at which officers detained more than 150 motorists.  
 
LAFAYETTETown Hall's 'Wonderful Life' opens Dec. 6"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" is Town Hall Theatre's next production beginning its formal run Dec.  
 
Local mayors also slated for annual holiday fundraiser  
 
Contra Costa County to respond to report within a few weeks; room to adjust findings, corps says. No fines for ongoing noncompliance, but county could lose assistance to do work  
 
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Iraq vet Montalvan to talk about experiences, and dog 'Tuesday,' in Lafayette, Brentwood, Danville  
 
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Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.