( William F. Hackett )
Livermore: Artists toast beauty of valley's vineyards

Juried show caps a month of events at library on winemaking. World-famous figure skater Peggy Fleming, now a Los Gatos vintner and artist, to be among judges. 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Anti-nuclear and environmental groups had sought to halt tests on non-weapons grade plutonium at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Lab.  
 
D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group
Focus on 'housing first' followed by drug and alcohol rehabilitation and mental health services has lasting, positive impact, advocates say  
 
Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, each with its own style, personality and unique history. Twice a month, we profile a different winery and the people behind it.  
 
PLEASANTONPolice issue warnings after spike in burglariesPolice warned about a recent increase in residential burglaries by thieves who pose as salesmen and break into homes in the daytime.  
 
Oscars coverage was little more than racist drivelI am absolutely appalled and disgusted with David Early's front-page article ("And the Oscar for best Caucasian goes to .  
 
eventsTHROUGH jan. 31 "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Misérables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.  
 
eventsTHROUGH jan. 31 "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Misérables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.  
 
Peregrine falcons are amazing predators. They hunt other birds and occasionally even bats, seizing them in midflight. Probably the fastest birds in the world, they have been clocked at more than 200 miles per hour during their power dives.  
 
Good stuffHear about life in the long-long-long ago Patrick Hunt -- 7:30 p.m. What was life like in the Neolithic Age? Dr. Patrick Hunt describes new research on the oldest mummy ever discovered.  
 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.