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Walnut Creek: Northgate High School marching band Meanders through the neighborhood

The Northgate High School marching band performs along Meander Drive in Walnut Creek on Saturday during its 12th annual fundraising March-A-Thon. Ray Chavez/Staff 
Kira Kazantsev, a 2009 graduate of Las Lomas High School in downtown Walnut Creek, named Miss America while representing the state of New York  
 
The Los Medanos College football team scores 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 41-37 nonconference win over visiting Monterey Peninsula  
 
Granada's Megan McCandless, Las Lomas' Chloe Hansel, Bishop O'Dowd's Colin Burke also win races  
 
Northgate Broncos dominate in win over Livermore  
 
Elizabeth Lanfranki and Brian Wheeler, who were named 2014 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year, couldn't come from more dissimilar backgrounds, but they both share an enthusiasm for their students.  
 
Encouraging more registration, police say, should help curb rise in bicycle thefts  
 
WALNUT CREEK -- Be aware of the Twilight Parade in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday, which will prompt several road closures. From 4 to 10 p.m. a portion of Main Street and several peripheral streets will be closed Saturday for the annual Walnut Festival Twilight Parade.  
 
The nation's second-largest newspaper company has hired an adviser to explore its future  
 
Kristopher Skinner
BART says no imperfect wheels are in service, but crowding will persist for another two weeks on trains after many cars were idled for inspections  
 
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Wine Road: Five must-try Shenandoah Valley wineries

Amador County boasts 40 wineries making everything from barbera to viognier, but these five in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley offer something in addition to fine wine and panoramic vineyard views: hospitality as good as gold.  
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Nicki Minaj says old high school doesn't want her back

“Anaconda” rapper denied a chance to talk to students at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.