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A new smartphone app highlights public art in Pleasanton. 
Ding Hong Wu
Ding Hong Wu captured images of life in Shanghai before big changes started in the 1980s.  
 
Firefighters and bank employees chip in to ensure kids have gifts today.  
 
accomplishmentsGolf Digest Magazine announces winner: CourseCo, the golf management and development company that oversees Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, has been awarded an Environmental Leader in Golf Award for superior environmental stewardship for its water and resource  
 
Workshops and college tips for parents draw a crowd of about 400.  
 
Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.  
 
eventsdec. 27 Olate Dogs -- 7 p.m. The extraordinary and irresistible Olate Dogs have stolen the hearts of audiences across the nation. Led by Richard and Nicholas Olate, these adorable rescue dogs perform amazing tricks, from balancing on wheels and riding scooters, to jumping rope and even doing  
 
Council ignores public's wishes in recent movesIn three recent controversial actions, despite petitions, letters and oral arguments, the Pleasanton City Council chose to ignore pleas of residents and parents.  
 
Jason Bohl, 17, is not your average teenager. He is extreme. During the week, the high school senior attends Granada High School, but weekends and summers are reserved for extreme sports -- downhill mountain bike racing to be exact.  
 
Jakari Amani Bolden, 25, of Oakland, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to charges of robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection to the Aug. 26 incident in Pleasanton.