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In Livermore wine country, craft brewers and the city build beer industry together

Hoping to cash in on a booming business, Livermore is making it easier for craft breweries to open in the city's empty industrial warehouses. Brewers are taking advantage and linking up in an effort to make the city a 'destination' for microbrew enthusiasts. 
The summers's first significant scorcher was expected Friday with temps of 106 degrees to hit in some areas including Livermore and Brentwood.  
 
Jesse Schlicker, 26, was charged Thursday with committing a lewd act on a child under 14 while he was working as a speed and strength coach in the soccer camp program at Cabernet Indoor Sports in Livermore.  
 
Phaley Nget, the Oakland woman accused of leaving her young children inside a car, ignored an officer carrying one of the children while they were looking for her in the casino, according to a police affidavit. It was the second case of a mother being accused of leaving her children in a car to go into a Bay Area casino in the last month.  
 
Lawrence Livermore and Sandia/California lab officials, medical professionals, investors and entrepreneurs met in Pleasanton at the Sixth Annual Innovation Tri-Valley Forum to discuss partnering on health care startups.  
 
An Oakland woman was arrested after she left her young children inside a car while she gambled at a nearby casino, authorities said.  
 
New U.S. State Department regulations made the city unable to keep affording it.  
 
Knitters and crocheters will create clothes for a "yarn bombing" event in downtown Livermore. It begins Sept. 22, and the outdoor fashion show will last a month,  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column information was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association The Italian game of bocce is fun for people of all ages.  
 
I've mentioned it before, but in view of the recent hot and dry weather, it's worth repeating -- take plenty of water with you when you hike in the regional parks and other open spaces.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.