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Back to School: 5 Easy School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy, Too

Back to School: 5 Easy School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy, Too

Colorful and bite-size fresh fruit and veggies are not only fun to eat they are healthy – rich in anti-oxidants, nutrients and vitamins.
Just Peachy! Farmers' Market Recipes for Fresh Peach Dishes

Just Peachy! Farmers' Market Recipes for Fresh Peach Dishes

An amazing salad, a fresh salsa and a grilled option.
'Avoid the 25' DUI Crackdown Through Labor Day; Checkpoint Planned Friday in Lafayette

'Avoid the 25' DUI Crackdown Through Labor Day; Checkpoint Planned Friday in Lafayette

Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk-driving crash. Over the Labor Day weekend, fatalities increase to one every 34 minutes.
'Tarantula Hikes' Filling Up Fast at Mt. Diablo

'Tarantula Hikes' Filling Up Fast at Mt. Diablo

Late summer and fall is "tarantula time" on Mt. Diablo. Act fast to see the hairy scaries for yourself.
PG&E Pleads Not Guilty, Denies Obstructing Justice in 2010 San Bruno Fire

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty, Denies Obstructing Justice in 2010 San Bruno Fire

The court action came today in a federal court in San Francisco in connection with the explosion and fire that killed eight and injured 66.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Announces 2015 Logo Design Contest (Yes, For Next Year!)

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Announces 2015 Logo Design Contest (Yes, For Next Year!)

And, no, you do not need to live in Half Moon Bay! The 2014 contest winner is from Georgia. Deadline: Sept. 1.
'Sneak Peeks' To Be Held at 3 East Bay Libraries of Upcoming Eugene O'Neill Festival

'Sneak Peeks' To Be Held at 3 East Bay Libraries of Upcoming Eugene O'Neill Festival

The artistic director will present advance lectures in Lafayette, Danville and Pleasanton for the festival, now in its 15th year.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Watch: Robin Williams Makes 'Koko' the Gorilla Smile

Watch: Robin Williams Makes 'Koko' the Gorilla Smile

In 2001, the famous Bay Area gorilla hadn’t smiled for seven months. Then she met Robin Williams.
Tickets Still Available for Sunday's Jazz Fest In Orinda

Tickets Still Available for Sunday's Jazz Fest In Orinda

Complimentary wine and refreshments, 20% off Concert Tickets for Patch Readers at Orinda Jazz Festival, Sunday, Aug 17.
What Medicare Does (and Doesn't) Cover

What Medicare Does (and Doesn't) Cover

Part A? Part B? Do you know the difference and details?
Martinez Teen Soldier Returns From Afghanistan to Emotional Welcome

Martinez Teen Soldier Returns From Afghanistan to Emotional Welcome

A convoy of about seven motorcyclists from the military support organization Warriors Watch Riders led the car from the airport to Martinez.
Man Arraigned on Murder Charges In June Crash That Killed Mother, Baby

Man Arraigned on Murder Charges In June Crash That Killed Mother, Baby

Lorena Dominguez, 23, and her infant daughter Khloe Duenas, 1, of Concord died in the crash on the Kinne Bridge overcrossing.
Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Cab, Driving Wrong Way On Hwy 4

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Cab, Driving Wrong Way On Hwy 4

CHP reports she caused two crashes on Friday morning.
Update From Martinez Court on Concord Teacher's Acquittal of Some Charges; Jury Hung on Others

Update From Martinez Court on Concord Teacher's Acquittal of Some Charges; Jury Hung on Others

“If you’re a man, I would not be teaching elementary school,” said defense attorney of "mass hysteria" in case of longtime male teacher, 46.
Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions

Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions

Violators of the prohibited actions are punishable with fines of up to $500 per day.
In Martinez Court: Concord Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

In Martinez Court: Concord Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

Joseph Martin, 46, was charged with 150 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with 14 male former students at Woodside Elementary School.
Voters to Decide on $7.5B Water Bond in November

Voters to Decide on $7.5B Water Bond in November

The bond includes money for two new reservoirs.