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  1. Tri-Valley A&E: Pleasanton's Firehouse gallery to host 45th annual watercolor exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    The only thing more astonishing than the fluid ease of a watercolor painting is its likely underpinnings: arduous practice, years spent honing a singular vision, sweaty or freezing hikes to remote painting locations, frustration as an artist chases an elusive muse or a live model shifts, unflagging experimentation amid constant risk of failure with a tricky but gratifying medium and more. Fortunately, visitors to the California Watercolor Association's 45th Annual National Exhibition opening Jan. 15 in the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton need not worry about -- but will surely appreciate -- the toil-filled back stories of the 75 paintings selected for the exhibition.

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  2. Review: True story eye-poppingly told in Burton's 'Big Eyes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    You've likely seen the images, even if you have no idea who painted them: Those waifs with the huge, saucer-like eyes, appearing in oil paintings, posters, postcards, refrigerator magnets. That's because Walter Keane, a showboating sociopath, claimed credit, when it was his wife, Margaret, who actually was the sole artist, closeted away in a home studio filled with turpentine fumes.

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  3. Amy Adams finds the quiet strength in Margaret KeaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Amy Adams didn't connect with the character of Margaret Keane when she first read the script for "Big Eyes." She cannot remember whether it was right before or right after she'd given birth to her daughter, but for Adams, who was determined to play more confident characters after she got a taste of one in "The Fighter," the story looked to her like victimization.

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  4. State needs 11 trillion gallons of rain to end droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Courtesy image by NASA/JPL-Caltech Artist's concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment GRACE, twin satellites launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems. These discoveries could have far-reaching benefits to society and the world's population.

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  5. Hearings set for state Supreme Court nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    SAN FRANCISCO >> California Gov. Jerry Brown's third nominee to the state Supreme Court this term is expected to be confirmed at a hearing in San Francisco on Monday despite criticism that she lacks judicial experience and familiarity with state law. Leondra Kruger, 38, is a Yale University law school graduate who by all accounts is a rising star in the legal profession.

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  6. Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million Zito, who is eyeing a comeback in 2015, recently sold the 4,831 square foot four-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom manse that touts a pitching mound out back. Zito also still has a property for a sale in the Bay Area: a 7,000 square foot mansion in Kentfield going for $8.995 million.

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  7. Strictly Business: Dickens in the Valley, Cocktails and Carols and holiday window winnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Like last weekend, this Saturday is jam packed with events across town, from Dickens in the Valley to food tastings to visits with Santa. The Friends of the Woodland Library are holding its first ever Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, in the Leake Room at the library .

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  8. Women must 'lean in' harder for top leadership roles, finds UC Davis studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    The rewards of corporate leadership accrue faster for men. Not only do women hold just one in nine of the executive and board positions in California's top 400 public companies, an annual UC DAvis study shows that that the women in top executive roles are not being promoted to the highest levels, and earn less than their male counterparts.

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  9. No UC tuition hikes, but Middle Class Scholarship canceled in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Amid an intense debate over tuition hikes approved last month by UC regents, State Senate leaders came forward Tuesday with a sweeping proposal to infuse the University of California with more funding in exchange for canceling the fee hikes. Under Senate Bill 15, titled "A Plan for Higher Education in California," UC and California State University each would receive $75 million in additional state dollars for more courses and advising, as well as funding to expand enrollment at both university systems and to reward low-income CSU students on track to graduate in four years.

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  10. Tagged Monarch butterflies showing up in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    A resident of the area sent a photograph of the butterfly to The Daily Democrat on Sunday. It is believed to be one of man that has settled in at an overwintering site in coastal California or in central Mexico.

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  11. Brooks on Beer: Holiday gifts for craft beer loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    With Christmas and Hanukkah just weeks away, you may need some gift ideas for the craft beer lover in your life. Luckily, I'm here to help.

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  12. Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. The nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include six new giant balloons including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.

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  13. Report: Giants lose Pablo Sandoval to Red SoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Pablo Sandoval caught the final out of the World Series last month. It looks like that was his last act in orange and black.

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  14. Letter that inspired Kerouac found on Northern California houseboatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre -- 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of "On The Road" and, during a three-week writing binge, revised his novel into a style similar to Cassady's, one that would become known as Beat literature.

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  15. AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of "On The Road" and, during a three-week writing binge, revised his novel into a style similar to Cassady's, one that would become known as Beat literature.

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  16. Forcella: Panelist shares about healing from child sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Dear Readers: Child sexual abuse affects 1-in-3 girls and 1-in-7 boys nationally. In 97 percent of the cases, the abuser is a family member or friend.

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  17. Culture Club postpones San Francisco, Oakland datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Culture Club has canceled its 2014 North American tour, which was scheduled to include two Bay Area stops -- Sunday at the Masonic in San Francisco and Monday at the Fox Theater in Oakland. The cancellation is due to Boy George's medical condition.

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  18. Boy George's throat problems cancel Culture Club tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    Culture Club has canceled its American and British tours, after singer Boy George developed a throat polyp, according to the New York Times. The tour is the group's first with the original lineup since 1986.

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  19. Bad Elmo to appear in San Francisco court on criminal threat and public nuisance chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    A 50-year-old man known to many as "Bad Elmo" is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a bail hearing after his arrest in San Francisco last month on criminal threat and public nuisance charges, according to a district attorney's office spokesman. Daniel Sandler, a street performer who dresses up as Sesame Street's furry red Elmo character in cities including San Francisco and New York City, was arrested and charged with one count of felony criminal threats and three misdemeanor counts of public nuisance on Oct. 24. Sandler is in custody with bail set at $250,000.

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  20. 25,000 pounds of frozen turkeys spill on highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Daily Democrat

    A tractor-trailer has overturned and spilled about 25,000 pounds of frozen boxed turkeys on a Northern California freeway two weeks before Thanksgiving. California Highway Patrol Sgt.

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