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    Bill Helsel and the 'magic' of black-and-white infrared photography

    Local instructor is showing 20 images at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum through April 12 
    The house in the middle of a city park will soon be demolished. The onetime private domicile and surrounding land, given to the city years ago, will soon see major changes, with city leaders greenlighting the demolition of Miriam Lar Rieu's former home, likely to happen this fall.  
     
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    "Minecraft." You may have heard of it. With 60 million copies sold across all platforms, your child has likely played the video game or will hear about it as soon as he or she makes it to school age.  
     
    At issue is whether the income used in pension calculations should be solely base pay or, as union leaders want, should also include salary add-ons for items such as shift differentials, holiday pay and training certificates.  
     
    Store in downtown Martinez also recently closed but company spokeswoman says closures is not a sign that burger giant is pulling out of the county.  
     
    WALNUT CREEK -- Water will be shut off for several hours late Thursday, with heavy traffic expected in the southbound lanes of North Main Street in Walnut Creek after a Contra Costa Central Sanitary District crew discovered a water line break in an adjacent Contra Costa Water District line,  
     
    WALNUT CREEK -- School district officials will present a revised boundary adjustment report at a governing board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.The report will detail potential new school boundaries in the Walnut Creek School District, which leaders plan to alter by next fall to relieve overcrowding at  
     
    Simmons wants to talk issues with residents in a 'low-key setting'  
     
    Best of Walnut CreekEVENTS 'Wild Valentines,' Lindsay Wildlife Museum -- Through February. "We Love Animal Families," Wednesdays, Feb. 4-25. "Kiss and Tail - An Evening of Wild Romance," Feb.  
     
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    Photographs on exhibit through February at the Orinda Library Gallery  
     
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    10 best new Bay Area restaurants

    Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
    Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

    The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.