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Livermore cheerleaders head for big screen

The squad is preparing for a national contest that's the subject of a movie. 
Darren Greenwood is having the interim label removed from his title, becoming the city's next public works director.  
 
Two men and a woman were arrested last week after authorities encountered them in the parking lot of a local motel.  
 
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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.  
 
Four lanes were blocked and a severe traffic alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol on Thursday morning after at least two cars were involved in crash causing major injuries, a CHP officer said.  
 
A former Chase bank employee accused of defrauding an elderly Livermore man of $118,000 of his life savings pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges of financial elder abuse.  
 
John Carter
Exceeding the average life expectancy of mice and men, John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" endures.Written in 1937 by the Nobel Prize-winning author, the novella has a 78-year-and-counting life span in the form of stage plays, a Broadway production, operas, films, required high school reading --  
 
Through May 17 "Mushrooms: The Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit" -- Explore the lives and environmental roles of fungi. This traveling exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi and reveals their beauty, diversity and critical significance to the environment.  
 
SAN RAMONTeen Rx drug abuse documentary set to airA screening of "Out of Reach," a short documentary about a rising high school senior who sets out to uncover the growing problem of teens abusing prescription drugs, is scheduled for this week.  
 
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The property can be divided into three residential lots for homes.  
 
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.