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San Ramon photographer specializes in glamor shots of the four-legged set

The East Bay SPCA relies on the volunteer work of people like Heidi Eder to adopt out pets. 
As families on both sides of the case wept, Pleasanton teen Cody Hall pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter Thursday for a 2013 accident that killed a Dublin woman and injured her husband while the couple was out on a Sunday bike ride.  
 
The wholesale water agency for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon faces shortages because it expects to get no water allocation from the State Water Project.  
 
A paperwork error has delayed the plan; parks and recreation commissioners unanimously recommended the move April 10.  
 
Daniel Smith, the city's operations services director, reiterated the message of needing to conserve at city parks and recreation commissioners' recent meeting  
 
A year ago this month, Nancy Morehead, of Pleasanton crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A few minutes later, she heard an explosion back where she had just been.  
 
PLEASANTONComedy fundraiser for serious problemsEnjoy a few laughs at Tommy T's Comedy Steakhouse in late April to help alleviate the serious problems of substance abuse and domestic violence.  
 
I used to pride myself on my taste in radio stations. I listened to everything across the dial, from classical to pop to hip-hop to indy to rock. I checked out the upbeat Hispanic stations, the quirky KPFA, and even found an old '50s station via satellite.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and wine making in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
 
The superintendent has a key responsibility to oversee finances of the 18 school districts in the county, to sound alarms when one is heading for a financial cliff or unrealistically addressing its accounting. For that reason, the superintendent must be lead by fiscal example.  
 
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" -- by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Full Story
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.