Woodminster Summer Musicals ends season with 'Aida'

"We think our audiences will love this show," said director Joel Schlader, an Alameda resident. "It's a big, epic story with lots of compelling characters in thrilling situations. And Elton John's music is a wonderful pastiche of different musical styles ranging from pop to gospel to African and Indian." 
All first-through-fifth-grade boys are invited to come out and use their creativity to build and fly their own aircraft from planes to rockets.  
 
Laura A. Oda
Kindergartners and other grade-school children experienced the jitters -- and excitement -- over the start of the new school year Aug. 19 at Beach Elementary School in Piedmont.  
 
The Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program -- BORP, for short -- is a wonderful Berkeley organization offering an extensive choice of adaptive recreation programs for physically disabled or visually impaired adults and kids.  
 
The daffodil-colored cottage sat just beyond the road, perched on a knoll and surrounded by grazing sheep. "Bonjour," said the woman with the brightly colored apron as if welcoming dear friends.  
 
The Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program -- BORP, for short -- is a wonderful Berkeley organization offering an extensive choice of adaptive recreation programs for physically disabled or visually impaired adults and kids.  
 
Dress Best for Less is one of the largest donors to the Piedmont schools, having donated $110,000 during the 2014-15 school year. Since its founding in 1982, Dress Best for Less has donated more than $1 million to Piedmont schools through PEF.  
 
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
 
Gomez, a 6-month-old male Chihuahua, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. Sweet little Gomez has spent the summer with us and captured many staff hearts.  
 
Movies in the Park. It's movies under the stars as part of the OPD's Movies in the Park series, with this week's feature, the PG-rated family animated movie "Epic.  
 
(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.