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Plan to curb Bay Area oil refinery emissions touted as toughest in nation

Bay Area Air Quality Management District proposes six refinery rules to curb emissions but environmentalists and refiners sharply criticize plan. 
Matthew Mead
Real estate numbers-crunchers asked how many turkey dinners does it take to pay a month's rent? San Francisco topped the list at 78 turkeys, with San Jose and Oakland close behind.  
A homeless shelter in Walnut Creek drops its plan to use the city's National Guard armory after the military shuts the door on nearly one-third of nights. The director of the shelter's operator, Trinity Center, is seeking city permission to move the shelter to two buildings at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on Trinity Avenue.  
Pulte Homes
Neighborhood opposition to building 53 houses in semirural Tice Valley near Rossmoor has intensified as the project heads to the City Council for final consideration on Dec. 15.  
Doug Duran
Walnut Creek downtown history and art tours feature online photo and audio windows on the city's past and its transformation amid today's bustle.  
Tree lightings, Santa visits, holiday -themed activities scheduled  
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as theater companies ready their holiday fare for local audiences.Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre starts things off with everyone's favorite 6-foot-plus rabbit "Harvey.  
East Bay Leadership Council
Visit with Santa and enjoy hot apple cider, holiday treats and barbecue with your donation to Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.The event is planned from 5 to 8 p.  
Golden Rescue
GOLDEN RESCUEShadow is a very sweet, well-mannered 12-year-old neutered male golden retriever hoping to be in his forever home for the holidays. He is good with kids and other dogs, good indoors and loves to just hang with his foster family.  
'Wonders of the World' talk at Lafayette Library"Looking East: How Japan inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and other Western Artists" will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.  
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TV Tonight: 'Flash' and 'Arrow' crossover sets up spinoff

'The Flash' lays groundwork for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' in tonight's first part of special crossover with 'The Arrow.' Plus, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' returns for the holidays.