( Doug Duran )
Livermore: At seniors home, bucket list wishes granted

A wedding ceremony never had and a last plane flight have been achieved so far. 
The ambulance contract for American Medical Response, which has served the county's emergency calls for decades, expires at the end of the year, and the bidding process opened Friday for a new pact.  
 
A man and his pet chinchilla were unharmed after a garage fire broke out at a home in the 5600 block of Oakmont Circle in Livermore early Friday, and fire officials say the smoke detector saved his life.  
 
Dan Honda
Nowhere is the dark side of a booming, tech-based economy more apparent than in the bedroom communities of the Bay Area, such as Alameda County's Tri-Valley, where the middle class once thrived but now struggles to make ends meet in the face of rising housing costs.  
 
A Livermore man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of his former friend in December 2012.  
 
City officials are proposing to raise municipal water and sewer service rates over the next several years to cover a deficit in operating costs and fund replacement and renewal of water infrastructure.  
 
Big White House winery
Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, each with its own style, personality and unique history. Twice a month, we profile a different winery and the people behind it.  
 
Gabe Ginsberg
'America's Got Talent' finalists Recycled Percussion are bringing their high-energy show to the East Bay.  
 
The 'Intergalactic Nemesis' live-action radio show will offer sound and visual effects.  
 
Feb. 26 Starting a Summer Vegetable Garden -- 6:30 p.m. The San Ramon Library continues their series of gardening programs featuring Brad Miller from the Contra Costa Master Gardeners who will describe methods for creating a healthy summer vegetable garden--soil prep, seeds or transplants, cover