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Pleasanton: Library's Open Mic nights provide writers creative outlet

The Tri-Valley branch of the California Writers Club's monthly events give audiences to the established or aspiring alike. 
After five years on the Dublin Unified School District Board, Trustee Sean Kenney has resigned, citing personal and employment reasons.  
 
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Frank Rainer has visited every country on Earth. His wife, Sigrid, accompanied him on most of his journeys. Together, the couple have been to most of the 871 destinations listed by website Most Traveled People.  
 
A man arrested without incident on Friday is in critical condition after police say he suffered a medical emergency after arriving at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.  
 
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U.S. Army reservists are practicing loading and unloading equipment from ships at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, Camp Parks in Dublin and the Military Ocean Terminal in Concord. The exercise makes sure that the reservists are trained and ready to go if and when a major disaster strikes and a relief camp is needed.  
 
The fire at the Camp Parks Army Reserve training area started up again Wednesday evening, growing to 23 acres, authorities said.  
 
DUBLIN -- Firefighters have contained a 253-acre grass fire within Camp Parks, authorities said.The fire was first reported at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday, CalFire Battalion Chief Paul Provence said.  
 
AccomplishmentsQuarry Lane High student attends national tech conference: The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders recently met in Boston for honors-only high school students from around the United States.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Stephan Klitz of the PBA Experience league shot a 647 set, 97 pins over average. Nicole Goodrich, of the Brunswick Trios, shot a 268 game on the way to a 620 set.  
 
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Biology instructor Nan Ho, the driving force behind the idea, became convinced that the use of sophisticated posters would not only allow for the presentation of research results but would teach her students how more advanced scientists routinely share their work.  
 
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Wine snobbery or oenophile bashing?

Internet name-calling is not restricted to cyberbullies. Oenophiles have pulled out the nasty too. Here's what a wine critic thinks of wine snobbery, name-calling and more. 
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Amy Schumer tells Jon Stewart about new bestie Jennifer Lawrence

'Trainwreck’ star kicks off 'The Daily Show’s’ host final week by also talking about theater shooting.