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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. 
Annual Valley Leadership Prayer Breakfast, on Good Friday, patterned after idea that took shape in the 1930s  
 
Free event open to the public, to feature traditional music, dancing, food  
 
JIM STEVENS
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.  
 
SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
The property can be divided into three residential lots for homes.  
 
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 --  
 
K. Jacoby/Valley Humane Society
Valley Humane SocietyThe nights aren't particularly cold right now, but if you're lonely, you might want something warm to come home to. Eight-month-old Tammy might be a tiny tabby, but she'll make a mighty companion.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Stephan Klitz of the Wednesday Wonders shot a near perfect 299 game on the way to an outstanding 813 set.  
 
Doug Duran
San Ramon Valley's basketball team headed to state championships  
 
JIM STEVENS
Artist Marty Kermeen installs and cuts pavers recently in the nearly complete labyrinth at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville. Kermeen said preparations started in December, and the brick work has really sped up since early February.  
 
(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.