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Tri-Valley: Downtown download

A new smartphone app highlights public art in Pleasanton. 
Ding Hong Wu
Ding Hong Wu captured images of life in Shanghai before big changes started in the 1980s.  
 
Jason Bohl, 17, is not your average teenager. He is extreme. During the week, the high school senior attends Granada High School, but weekends and summers are reserved for extreme sports -- downhill mountain bike racing to be exact.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:alamoFriday, dec. 12 ROBBERY -- 4:05 a.m. Armed robbery was reported, 3100 block of Danville Boulevard.  
 
Valley Humane SocietyIt's hard for an exuberant young pup to maintain the "good dog" status we all know Santa expects ... especially when Grady has enough energy for an army of elves!  
 
accomplishmentsGolf Digest Magazine announces winner: CourseCo, the golf management and development company that oversees Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, has been awarded an Environmental Leader in Golf Award for superior environmental stewardship for its water and resource  
 
Youth sports results from Pleasanton Seahawks  
 
Monte Vista boys hold off San Leandro  
 
Granada's King stars in basketball win Cody King scored 17 points as the Granada boys basketball team won its second game of the season, 66-38 over Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park on Dec.  
 
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New Year's Party: 3 great cocktails, 3 dazzling noshes

Host a sparkling New Year's Eve party with this easy party plan that includes tips from The Kitchn's Sara Kate Gillingham.