ALAMEDA COUNTY
Berkeley: Health care officials hope more vaccinations stop spread of measles

Officials in this university city were urging people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of measles on Tuesday, a day after a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease 
After nine years of scrutiny, the Danville Hotel is nearly fully leased and 400 people are on a waiting list for the attached 1,000-square-feet condos that have hit the million-dollar mark.  
 
Through -- Sept. 12 Inside and Out: Plein Air and Studio Works -- Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This exhibit features recent works by seven Bay Area artists who paint together for inspiration and challenge.  
 
The city posts public notices to recruit new commission applicants in spring and again in late summer. The slots become available as terms expire or members leave their posts for personal reasons. Nine openings are in the process of being filled this season.  
 
Because of his continued efforts with LVPAC and the Bankhead Theater specifically, the organization will honor Scott Haggerty, president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.  
 
While I love everything Japanese -- the people, the food, the culture -- I'm terrified. Even though I was born in Okinawa, a small island off Japan, I find myself on the way to a country where I don't speak the language, recognize the alphabet, or know much about the culture -- and I'm afraid of making a faux pas.  
 
The station has provided local residents a window into city government and school board decisions since 1976. In addition, shows like "Valley Gardener," "Slice of Life" and "Let's Talk Sports" (with local legend "Dr. B"), inform, entertain and unite the Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore communities.  
 
For Alamo's Melissa Smith and Shani Hall the Aesop quote, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted," is more than just an inspiring quote for these friends. Taken to heart, the words of wisdom helped mold their philanthropic endeavor, Party In-kindness (www.partyin-kindness.org), into a nonprofit organization with the idea of turning any occasion into an opportunity to help others in need.  
 
Perhaps riders could've shown some mannersHere we go again. A group of 10 black women are kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for repeatedly ignoring the train personnel's request that they "keep it down" as other passengers complained about the noise.  
 
The two-artists show will coincide Sept. 10 with the studio's monthly Artists at Work Night.  
 
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Taste-Off: The best beef jerky -- and the nastiest

Done well, beef jerky is a protein and flavor-laden snack. Done poorly, the stuff's shoe leather. Here's the scoop on the best of the bunch -- and the nastiest.