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Jazz greats on tap at San Ramon Library

Concert series offers close-up experience with jazz greats 
At least one vehicle overturned, and several others were involved in a chain-reaction crash that shut down four lanes on southbound Interstate 680 early Monday, and a motorcycle was involved in a crash that shut down two lanes on Interstate 80 near Pinole, according to the California Highway Patrol.  
 
DUBLIN -- James Gonsalves, who rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns, clinched the Bulldogs' dramatic victory over the host Gaels on a 75-yard run with 2 minutes and 26 seconds remaining.  
 
When the fall weather arrives, I start hankering for pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin custard, pumpkin chocolate — you name it. If it has pumpkin in it, I'll eat it.  
 
Dublin Councilmembers David Haubert and Kevin Hart, former Councilmember Kasie Hildenbrand, and perennial candidate Shawn Costello are all campaigning to lead one of the state s fastest growing cities, facing issues surrounding its rapid growth including balancing development, traffic, school overcrowding, and downtown revitalization.  
 
It's beginning to look a lot like... Actually, there have been Christmas items on some store shelves since August. I understand retailers wanting to move the merchandise to get some early sales, but August?  
 
Tea party activist Mike Shaw says the freeway billboards he erected in Castro Valley this summer are a warning against a global government plot to abolish private property and crowd Americans into dense housing. Alameda County says the unauthorized signs are "an assault on (the) visual senses" of Interstate 580 commuters. It wants them removed.  
 
Unlike many cities that ramped up staffing as they came out of the recession, Pleasanton focused on using its revenue growth to start paying off debts and funding deferred maintenance. That fiscally responsible approach should continue.  
 
New and elaborate permanent exhibits are now installed at the Big Break Regional Shoreline visitor center in Oakley, replacing the temporary exhibits that have been in place since the center opened in 2012.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrower's Association.