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Livermore: Equestrian needs help to achieve Olympic dream

Jessica Gradillas, of Hayward, a skilled young rider, and her horse, Loki, are said to be good enough to have a chance, but bills are piling up. 
Although all available campsites in the East Bay Regional Parks are booked for Labor Day weekend, take heart: day-trippers can choose from what is almost an overabundance of activities and events. Let's start with the 14th Annual Historic Rail Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.  
 
The CHP said that during a 20-minute chase primarily in East Oakland where at times the cyclist went more than 80 mph, he unsuccessfully tried to refuel four times before finally running out of gas and was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.  
 
eventsaug. 28 Music in the Orchard -- 2014 Summer Benefit Concert. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes to benefit to local groups the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation and Team Delany.  
 
Drought not nearly as bad as advertisedYour "Communities in Brief" item recently on page B3 concerning a sprinkle of rain in Livermore, falsely asserted " .  
 
The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, aug. 14 VANDALISM -- 12:01 a.m. A report of vandalism, 500 block Zephyr Circle.  
 
A library volunteer counted 590 people at an Aug. 13 "It's a Wild World" presentation held outside the Civic Center branch.  
 
Danville's annual Eugene O'Neill Festival starts Sept. 5 with the opening of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Danville's Village Theatre, 420 Front St., where Role Players Ensemble will present The Tennessee Williams Show in eight weekend performances through Sept. 20.  
 
Growing up in Livermore, it has often struck me as exhilarating and strange to know that just outside my town, in the rolling hills lives a large predator.  
 
DanvilleHealth vendors sought for Oct. 11 seniors eventThe town is looking for health and fitness vendors for its "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day from 10 a.  
 
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A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food.