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  1. Lily Tomlin's show in Bay Area to benefit homelessRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | SFGate

    It can be tough to pin Lily Tomlin down these days. She was bestowed with a Kennedy Center Honor in December, scored kudos at Sundance earlier this year for her performance as a cranky lesbian matriarch in the forthcoming "Grandma" and is making the rounds promoting her Netflix series, "Grace and Frankie," which reunites her with kindred "9 to 5"-er Jane Fonda .

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  2. Man held in fatal hit-and-run crash in AntiochRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | SFGate

    The suspect, a 19-year-old Antioch man whose name wasn't immediately released, was being held at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. Witnesses said the driver of a red pickup truck was "doing doughnuts," or driving recklessly in circles, when it hit a 47-year-old Antioch man in the street, police said.

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  3. Frank Allocco leaves De La Salle to become top assistant at USFRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | SFGate

    But after a highly successful, 18-year run at De La Salle-Concord, Allocco - who on Monday accepted the associate head coaching position under Rex Walters at USF - said he's ready for a new post. "I'm fit and lean and ready to go," said Allocco, who is down to 175 pounds after losing 25 on the LeBron James no-sugar plan.

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  4. Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | SFGate

    Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on.

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  5. East Bay residents to get steady diet of foul waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | SFGate

    Lyle Hernandez replaces conductivity probes in a filtration tank at Orinda Water Treatment Plant in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Pipes where water from Sacramento River enters San Pablo Creek near Orinda Water Treatment Plant in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

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  6. Dancer Robert Dekkers doesn't let crutches hobble himRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | SFGate

    Robert Dekkers watches his dancers and uses his upper body to direct during a rehearsal Wednesday April 22, 2015. Acclaimed choreographer and Diablo ballet resident Robert Dekkers is working on his newest piece despite some difficult medical problems that don't allow him to dance in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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  7. Saunders: Is the Bay Bridge safe? MaybeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | SFGate

    Rep. Mark DeSaulnier , D-Walnut Creek, came to the Chronicle for an editorial meeting today. He mentioned of Jaxon Van Derbeken's latest story about the latest problems on the Bay Bridge.

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  8. Bicyclist critically injured in Danville crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | SFGate

    The crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Crow Canyon Road and Tassajara Ranch Drive, said Lt. Allan Shields , a Danville police spokesman.

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  9. Sheriff: Drunk driver plows into crowd, killing 1 and hurting 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | SFGate

    A victim was killed and eight others were hurt early Saturday in Bay Point when an intoxicated truck driver backing up at high speed plowed into a crowd, authorities said. The driver, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken-driving charges.

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  10. Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Grand Duke' gets its due at lastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | SFGate

    Jennifer Ashworth plays the theatrical troupe's leading lady in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Grand Duke" in Mountain View. Robby Stafford plays the exceedingly marriageable Ludwig and Michele Schroeder is Lisa in Gilbert and Sullivan's rarely staged "The Grand Duke," from the Lamplighters.

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  11. Fire destroys vacant home where Walnut Creek teens partiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | SFGate

    Fire officials say they are investigating whether teenagers who held a party at a vacant suburban San Francisco home sparked a fire that has destroyed the dwelling. San Francisco television station KRON reports that Contra Costa County firefighters were summoned to the burning home early Saturday about two hours after sheriff's deputies dispersed the more than 100 teens partying there.

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  12. App targets oblivious drivers who miss the light turning greenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | SFGate

    Walnut Creek has introduced new app-based technology EnLighten, which alerts drivers seconds before a signal is set to turn green. Smartphone technology may soon replace the heated honk from behind in alerting oblivious drivers that the light is green - at least in Walnut Creek.

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  13. Drought is making fake lawns into a real moneymakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | SFGate

    Giovanny Perez, and Willie Hernandez with Diamond Greens, secure the roll with nails during the installation of an artificial lawn at a home in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wed. April 15, 2015.

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  14. Pedestrian killed in Contra Costa County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | San Francisco Chronicle

    Authorities are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead in unincorporated Contra Costa County on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The first reports of the crash came in just before 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Canal and Loftus roads near Bay Point.

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  15. Benicia man accused of hiding cameras in public bathroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | SFGate

    Jacob Walter Turner, 34, of Benicia, was arrested Thursday April 16, 2015, for allegedly hiding video cameras in the restroom at a Starbucks in Walnut Creek in an attempt to record customers without their knowledge. An East Bay man was arrested Thursday for allegedly putting cameras in public restrooms twice over the last three months, officials said.

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  16. BART operator tried desperately to stop train before two deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | SFGate

    Less than five seconds before a BART train struck and killed two track workers near Walnut Creek in 2013, a trainee operator repeatedly pushed the red emergency-stop button, shouting, "Look out!" and "No, no, no!" federal safety investigators said in a report issued Tuesday. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that the tragedy stemmed from BART's long-controversial policy called "simple approval," in which workers on the tracks were solely responsible for their own safety and had no communication with train drivers.

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  17. Watch: Thieves use truck to rip ATM from ground in East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | SFGate

    Police in Walnut Creek are searching for three suspects who ripped an ATM out of the ground early Friday morning, making off with the machine and all of the cash inside. Around 5 a.m., three men in a white Ford F-250 or F-350 extended bed pickup truck pulled into a Shell gas station on the 200 block of Ygnacio Valley Road, police said.

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  18. 6 places to check out in downtown Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | SFGate

    Diablo Blvd.: Subdued lighting, jazz playing in the background and a modern decor accented with potted palms and an elephant sculpture, creates a soothing atmosphere at Kacha, which serves MSG-free dishes. Enjoy lunch specials, specialty cocktails and appetizers at the full bar and dinner entrees.

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  19. 1 building symbolizes Oakland's transformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | SFGate

    People walk past the Sears building in downtown Oakland, CA, on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Construction on the Uptown Station project is underway at the old Sears building on 20th Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland.

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  20. Bloomberg Briefing, March 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | SFGate

    That's how much Simon Property Group offered for mall operator Macerich Co., which is based in Santa Monica. Macerich rejected the hostile takeover bid from Simon, saying it substantially undervalues its portfolio of more than 50 shopping centers, including Northgate in San Rafael, Capitola Mall and Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.

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