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Dogs may hold key to monitoring blood sugar

City Treasurer Kim Denton, a Type 1 diabetic for 40 years, is participating with Dogs4Diabetics, a Concord-based charity that pairs diabetics with trained canines who, according to the program's advocates, can sense a hypoglycemic episode, otherwise known as low blood sugar.  
The project calls for demolishing an existing five-story, 440-space parking structure with 1,600 square feet of commercial floor area and an arts display space at 2025 Center St. and to construct in its stead a new eight-story, 711-space, 248,000-square foot parking structure with ground-floor garage operations office, arts display space and two commercial tenant spaces.  
 
The Portola Junior High History Celebration is 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Volunteers are also organizing memorabilia to display at the new Fred T. Korematsu Middle School campus  
 
Sean Donahoe, co-founder of the California Cannabis Industry Association, told the El Cerrito Democratic Club that he thinks California will pass a legalization initiative in November 2016 and said the city should take end its resistance to licensing dispensaries.  
 
The Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program -- BORP, for short -- is a wonderful Berkeley organization offering an extensive choice of adaptive recreation programs for physically disabled or visually impaired adults and kids.  
 
The daffodil-colored cottage sat just beyond the road, perched on a knoll and surrounded by grazing sheep. "Bonjour," said the woman with the brightly colored apron as if welcoming dear friends.  
 
The Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program -- BORP, for short -- is a wonderful Berkeley organization offering an extensive choice of adaptive recreation programs for physically disabled or visually impaired adults and kids.  
 
District Superintendent Val Williams said Albany had fallen behind the rates other districts offer. Substitute teachers often work for multiple districts and pay rates can affect which districts they choose for assignments.  
 
Concerts will be held at the cement stage in Memorial Park by the tennis courts in front of the Veteran's Building. The concerts are free and headline acts will start at 6:30 p.m. every week. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and warm layers of clothing. Set up a picnic and bring the kids.  
 
Pledging his intention to dedicate the full resources of the University of California to the national defense program, "'without any reservation, to whatever program our President and Congress may decide, in their well-advised judgment to be best,' UC President Robert Gordon Sproul addressed a vast  
 
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.