Tri-Valley A&E: Livermore Lab scientist's origami art to be in Walnut Creek sculpture show

Grounded in mathematics and computer science in his day job at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Croatian native Goran Konjevod, 42, gravitates instinctively to origami's minimalistic, obey-the-pattern approach. But coupled with an algorithm-lover's fondness for logical solutions to weblike, theoretical problems, Konjevod displays a metaphysical, metaphorical understanding of the paper with which he works. 
Through June 20 California Invites the World Exhibit -- The Museum of the San Ramon Valley features its exhibit on the Bay Area's 1915 Centennial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition that contains a display of Panama Pacific artifacts.  
 
Just in time for summer, residents can use the school's facilities starting June 13.  
 
Las Positas College valedictorian takes top honors in a national college contest despite the disorder.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyO'Kittie is a talkative, active 2-year-old that can jump right in the busy mix of a big family! The gray tuxedo likes a lot of attention and has tons of energy for playing games.  
 
State schools chief Tom Torlakson on May 27 announced the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District as one of 40 recipients of grants under the California Career Pathways Trust program.  
 
The O'Neill Foundation's Eric Fraisher Hayes will give a talk about the playwright June 20 in Ashland.  
 
Doug Duran
The Asian miniature floral tradition makes use of very little water.  
 
Hayward's proposed 15 percent increase in water rates would help cover the cost of a 28 percent increase Hayward is being charged by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for Hetch Hetchy water.  
 
Kennedy Jones took the lead on her first jump and ended by setting a personal best in winning the event.