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  1. This WeekRead the original story

    Friday | SFGate

    Jennifer Ashworth, left, as Cunegonde, Baker Peeples as Voltaire, Rick Williams as Pangloss and Samuel Faustine as Candide in Lamplighters' "Candide" Candide: Samuel Faustine plays the title role, Jennifer Ashworth and Amy Foote alternate in the vocally demanding role of his beloved Cunegonde, Rick Williams is their optimistic tutor Pangloss and music director Baker Peeples narrates as author Voltaire as the Lamplighters revel in the Royal National Theatre version of Leonard Bernstein's musical masterwork, with a book and lyrics by everyone from Hugh Wheeler and Richard Wilbur to Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Stephen Sondheim.

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  2. Rush-hour delivery: Baby born on side of Highway 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | San Francisco Chronicle

    A baby boy was delivered safe and sound as commute traffic rushed by on the side of Highway 24 on Wednesday morning, California Highway Patrol officials said. Dispatchers at the CHP communications center in Oakland received a 911 call from a man whose wife was going into labor on eastbound Highway 24 near the Acalanes Road exit in Lafayette around 7:30 a.m., said Officer John Fransen , a CHP spokesman.

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  3. '2 Pianos 4 Hands' Tom Frey puts on a show for TheatreWorksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | SFGate

    Christopher Tocco stars and Tom Frey directs the TheatreWorks production of "2 Pianos 4 Hands," running through Feb. 8 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Playing the piano was something that Tom Frey had put behind him due to what he describes as a "crippling fear of playing in front of people."

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  4. Possible S.F. homicide suspect captured in Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | SFGate

    Police in Walnut Creek detained a possible homicide suspect from San Francisco who ran from officers Wednesday afternoon, prompting two schools to lock down, authorities said. Just before noon, Walnut Creek police officials alerted the community about the suspect, who they thought might be hiding in a neighbor's yard near Buena Vista Avenue and San Luis Road.

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  5. Clear viewing from Mount DiabloRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | SFGate

    The view from Buckeye Hill at Shell Ridge, a view down the Briones-to-Mount Diablo Trail to the arrow spires of Castle Rocks -- with more geologic formations in the area -- and beyond to Mount Diablo State Park On a New Year's Day cold and clear across the Bay Area and Northern California, you could drive to the top of Mount Diablo for a world-class view from the summit viewing deck. Or you could explore the flank of Diablo above Walnut Creek and find one of the best trails around, leading past Castle Rocks and many more amazing formations.

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  6. Bay Area sites where history comes to the surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 27 | SFGate

    They range from simple ancient shells embedded in sandstone to rare bones of extinct whales. Many tales of finds are coming in after last week's story on how December's pounding winds and rains had unearthed fossils in the region.

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  7. Carpenter's career cut short by cancer, but help arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | SFGate

    Carlos Urrutia Felix does internet research for his car that needs repairs in his home Dec. 17, 2014 in Walnut Creek. In November, Felix had his one year celebration of being cancer free after getting diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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  8. Jealous Curator turns envy into blog, which leads to art showRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | SFGate

    Consider this Jealous Curator simmering with resentment no more. Canadian creative director Danielle Krysa began her blog of the same name six years ago, because she was green with envy about the artists she featured.

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    Nov 24, 2014 | SFGate

    Two more Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to rig bids at auctions on foreclosed property, bringing the total of admitted participants to 49, federal prosecutors said Monday. Su Chu Chou "Terry" Cheng and Chung Li "George" Cheng, both of Walnut Creek, will plead guilty to fraud charges involving real estate auctions in Alameda and Contra Costa counties between May 2008 and March 2011, the Justice Department officials said.

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  10. 'Nutcracker' roundup this holiday Read the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | SFGate

    ODC Dance brings KT Nelson's holiday classic, "The Velveteen Rabbit," to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Nov. 28-Dec. 14. Smuin Ballet, "The Christmas Ballet, 2014 Edition": Again, this enterprising chamber dance company jumps first into the holiday dance pool. The classical half of the show gives you the late Michael Smuin's reverent candlelight procession and music by Bach and Mozart.

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    Nov 11, 2014 | SFGate

    Edward Stegge rehearses with fellow Diablo Ballet dancers for his final performance before retiring in the studio at Civic Arts Education in Walnut Creek, Calif. Monday, November 10, 2014.

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  12. Antioch, Pittsburg slaying victims Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | SFGate

    Cordell Flucas Jr., 32, of Bay Point was shot and killed in a parking lot on Somersville Road in Antioch about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Officers found him unconscious with at least one wound to his torso.

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  13. Man held in Pittsburg slaying of Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | SFGate

    Brian Adams , 22, of Antioch was taken into custody Thursday after police found him in a car in Martinez, said Pittsburg police Capt. Ron Raman .

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  14. Teen shot in head in latest Pittsburg Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | SFGate

    A 19-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the head early Tuesday in Pittsburg near the spot where a slaying occurred last week, police said. Officers responding to reports of gunfire near West and West 11th streets found the Pittsburg teenager inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound about 6 a.m., said police Capt.

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    Oct 31, 2014 | SFGate

    One person was missing and at least two people were hurt Friday in an explosion and fire that tore apart a Walnut Creek apartment complex, authorities said. The incident was reported at the complex on the 1500 block of Sunnyvale Avenue west of Interstate 680 about 10 a.m., according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District .

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  16. The brew: 6 K lsch ales to lighten up Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | SFGate

    From left to right: the Reissdorf Kolsch ; Freigeist Ottekolong Unfiltered Kolsch ; Rick and Robbie's Sprocketbier Black Rye Kolsch-Style Ale ; Kent Lake Kolsch-Style Ale ; Cali Coast Kolsch-Style Ale ; and the Fruh Kolsch . Kolsch is an ale-lager hybrid with a strict German upbringing.

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  17. Thousands of dogs pack Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | SFGate

    Sky, an 8-month-old Tolling Retriever, looks up at her owners Joanne Blum and Mike Hardy, as they have her try on a yoda hat at the Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton. Cinema Angel, a dog owned by Dick Symons, jumps a bar during an obedience competition at the Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton Calif., on Friday October 17, 2014.

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  18. Democrats pour funds into key East Bay Assembly Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | SFGate

    In October alone, Democrats and their allies have funneled more than $1 million into an East Bay Assembly district that's key to the party's hopes of a two-thirds majority in the Legislature. Democrat Tim Sbranti, a high school teacher and Dublin mayor, and Republican Catharine Baker , an attorney from Dublin, are looking to replace termed-out Democrat Joan Buchanan in the district, which stretches south from Walnut Creek and Lafayette to Pleasanton and Livermore.

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  19. 7,000 dogs converge at Alameda County fairgrounds for Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | SFGate

    Sky, an 8-month-old Tolling Retriever, looks up at her owners Joanne Blum and Mike Hardy, as they have her try on a yoda hat at the Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton. Cinema Angel, a dog owned by Dick Symons, jumps a bar during an obedience competition at the Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton Calif., on Friday October 17, 2014.

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  20. Ex-Walnut Creek cop gets jail time for bat attack on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | SFGate

    A former Walnut Creek police officer was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for attacking a woman with a baseball bat last month in Richmond while wearing a mask. Gregory Thompson , who retired from the Walnut Creek force, pleaded no contest last month to assault, vandalism and a weapons enhancement for being armed when he accosted a woman on the 4100 block of Clinton Avenue near busy San Pablo Avenue about 2 a.m. Aug. 16. At a hearing Friday in Martinez, Judge Bruce Mills of Contra Costa County Superior Court ordered Thompson, 54, of Martinez to serve a year in county jail and placed him on three years of felony probation.

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