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Tri-Valley A&E: Russian Ballet bringing 'Swan Lake' to Livermore

Performance to be 'true to the original version as possible' 
From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.  
The March 17 special election to succeed Mark DeSaulnier in the 7th Senate district has long been expected to feature Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, both of whom filed before the deadline Friday.  
Pleasanton Police
Joseph Abeyta, known to frequent Santa Clara and Modesto, was arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of counterfeit currency.  
A former Pinole police officer accused of tricking an elderly Pleasanton neighbor into leaving him her estate was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years felony probation.  
Pleasanton will stop imposing water use penalties at least until April, when the supply picture is clearer for this year.  
The district has about 370 seasonal full-time and part-time paid jobs available, ideal for students. Positions include lifeguards, recreation leaders, park workers and interpretive student aides.  
District spending $2.3 million grant to improve student behavior  
eventsTHROUGH FEB. 21 Watercolor Exhibition -- 6 to 8 p.m. Artists from California and beyond with a variety of styles and types of water media are represented.  
Front page story exploited race, lacked factsI've enjoyed my subscription to the Tri-Valley Times and much of its content as well as its editorials and balanced approach to social, political and economic issues.  
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.