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In Livermore wine country, craft brewers and the city build beer industry together

Hoping to cash in on a booming business, Livermore is making it easier for craft breweries to open in the city's empty industrial warehouses. Brewers are taking advantage and linking up in an effort to make the city a 'destination' for microbrew enthusiasts. 
Lawrence Livermore and Sandia/California lab officials, medical professionals, investors and entrepreneurs met in Pleasanton at the Sixth Annual Innovation Tri-Valley Forum to discuss partnering on health care startups.  
 
Whether we were diligent or just plain lucky, the Fourth of July fireworks Armageddon predicted by some because of the very dry brush and grass failed to materialize -- at least in Dublin.  
 
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl Bowling Scores Bowlers of the Week: Pam Honda of the Nisei Invitational league shot games of 188-154-469 for a 511 set; 139 pins over her average.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column information was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association The Italian game of bocce is fun for people of all ages.  
 
Knitters and crocheters will create clothes for a "yarn bombing" event in downtown Livermore. It begins Sept. 22, and the outdoor fashion show will last a month,  
 
eventsthrough aug. 3 Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.  
 
National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 3-9.We're celebrating farmers coming together to share a harvest that's feeding local families. Farmers markets bolster local economies, improve community health, and bring diverse groups of people together.  
 
ARFBig Ben is a 3-year-old social guy who loves attention, and also enjoys playtime with a cat wand toy! He is an all-around great tuxedo cat, suitable for a first-time cat guardian.  
 
I'll do just about anything for chocolate. I'm highly addicted to the substance, but have found no support groups for my illness (other than a group that meets at See's, where we get free samples).  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.