Danville, Richmond churches mark five years of friendship, cooperation

The "Sax and Soup" party at Community Presbyterian marked the anniversary of an ongoing friendship between that congregation and members of Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, located in the violence-prone Iron Triangle district of Richmond. 
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Years in the making, State Parks on Thursday announced the release of a preliminary general plan detailing the proposed expansion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area.  
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.  
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Jason Christoher Quero, 31, a former campus supervisor at Livermore Valley Charter School who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two students earlier this year has been sentenced to six years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday.  
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Starting this month, Livermore's uniformed patrol officers will wear body cameras -- a move approved by the Livermore City Council in 2014, officials said Tuesday.  
Frank Sinatra and Elton John are coming to the Tri-Valley.Arriving back-to-back at Livermore's Bankhead Theater, "Simply Sinatra" (on May 7) floats from the throat of big band, big ballad singer Steve Lippia and "Almost Elton John" (on May 8) rocks with Craig A.  
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James Brian StudiosBehringaccomplishmentStudents Rocket to Championship: Brian Cheng, Connor Chen, Chris Chi and Eason Liu, sophomores at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, have advanced to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world's largest rocketry  
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Valley Humane SocietyWho wouldn't want to meet Tommy? This 9-year-old grey-and-white longhair has been on an amazing journey. Tommy is a wizard with affection and bound to be a sensation in your life.  
At the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, three generations come together Sunday at the Seeing Stars quilt show as Rosalie Perez, 96, of Fremont, explores the finery with her granddaughter Leticia Garcia Bradford, of Castro Valley, and Alice Garcia, of Fremont.  
Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought.  
San Francisco Bay Trail: Emeryville to Berkeley

This stretch of the Bay Trail runs along the shoreline from the Emeryville Crescent to McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and Berkeley's Cesar Chavez Park.