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Danville: Girls changing the face of science

A useful new crutch sling is just one of many ideas teens have developed at the "Ultimate Engineering and Design Experience for Young Women" summer camp at The Athenian School. 
PLEASANTON -- Host Amador Valley got off to a hot start to the 2014 season, scoring touchdowns on each of its first five possessions, cruising to a victory against Washington.  
 
Kyle Kearns threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns and the Foothill High football team's defense picked off five passes to open the season with a 30-12 win over San Leandro at Burrell Field on Friday night.  
 
Registration for military vets seeking services ranging from haircuts to job leads, and for volunteers to help them, are being taken now  
 
Grizzlies look like top contender, but SRV, Foothill should challenge  
 
The $5.2 million new link completes the trail between Pleasanton and Concord  
 
eventsaug. 28 Music in the Orchard -- 2014 Summer Benefit Concert. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes to benefit to local groups the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation and Team Delany.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowlers of the Week: Larry Ames of the Wednesday Wonders shot a 733 set. Jim Durden of the Dublin Cruisers was 117 pins over his average with a 564 set.  
 
Good stuffGet your haggis on Scottish Highland Gathering & Games -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Featuring, from Buckingham Palace, the 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Air Wing Band, plus more that 30 pipe bands from the United States and Canada.  
 
With one exception, this is essentially the same measure that narrowly failed to garner the needed two-thirds voter approval in 2012. We agree that funding our transportation systems is critical for the region's economy. But that doesn't justify open-ended taxation with no regard for the trade-offs.  
 
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Wine: Vinography's Alder Yarrow pens first book

The Internet's most influential wine blogger is about to release his first book. In 'The Essence of Wine,' Alder Yarrow celebrates 47 singular flavors and aromas found in wine. The book was completely funded by 283 backers on Kickstarter.