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Walnut Creek (Contra Costa, California)

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  • A passion for produce

    A passion for produce
    Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart. They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
  • Pros and cons of screening teens for depression

    Pros and cons of screening teens for depression
    By the time a teenager graduates high school, about one out of nine of his or her peers has attempted suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, behind car accidents and homicide, and 10% to 12% of teens ponder suicide...
  • Army Pvt. Benjamin B. Tollefson, 22, Concord, Calif.; killed in mortar attack in Iraq

    It had become, like many of their activities, tradition. So, every year, at the end of January, Ben Tollefson and Cory Renfrow spent a day hiking up Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County. They would take their time walking past the pine trees and poison oak,...
  • 'Prayers for Bobby' profiles the making of a gay activist

    'Prayers for Bobby' profiles the making of a gay activist
    Good things come to those who wait . . . and wait . . . and wait. Just ask David Permut, Daniel Sladek and Chris Taaffe, who have jointly struggled for nearly 12 years to bring the emotionally charged family drama "Prayers for Bobby" to television. The...
  • Tickets on sale June 5 for John Mayer this fall in Tampa

     
    An announcement from our friends at Live Nation: John Mayer comes to Tampa’s Ford Amphitheatre with special guest Owl City on Friday, September 10. Tickets are $63.50 and $43.50 for reserved seats and $30 for the lawn. There is also a special Festival...
  • Encino's California United Bank to acquire California Oaks State Bank

     
    California United Bank, a 5-year-old Encino community bank, plans to extend its Ventura County operations by acquiring California Oaks State Bank of Thousand Oaks, a smaller business lender that also has an office in Simi Valley. An announcement Wednesday...
  • Obama administration wants to strengthen pipeline oversight in light of accidents such as San Bruno's

     
    In the wake of the deadly gas explosion in Northern California and other recent pipeline breaks across the country, the Obama administration on Wednesday asked Congress to strengthen oversight of pipelines -- including increasing penalties for safety...
  • The alien in the basement, and other buyer turnoffs

    The alien in the basement, and other buyer turnoffs
    Some houses are heart-stopping perfect. But John Boyd's ticker skipped a beat a few years ago for another reason when he was previewing a house on behalf of a client. It was a "pretty expensive house," said Boyd of Home Buyer's Agent in Ann Arbor, Mich....
  • Leisurely morning meals

    Leisurely morning meals
    Between the crisp, cool air and shortened days, autumn weekends seem to be made for sleeping late, followed by long, leisurely breakfasts that fill your home with the aromas of brewed coffee, fresh baked sweet breads and sizzling sausages. Sadly, the...
  • Breaking wine's glass ceiling

    Breaking wine's glass ceiling
    Whoever said the life of a sommelier is glamorous probably had a corkscrew loose. Just ask Haley Guild Moore. The svelte sommelier for San Francisco's upscale Spruce restaurant looks like a polished Drew Barrymore as she works the floor with a warm...
  • Olive oil: California's golden nectar

    Olive oil: California's golden nectar
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- It was nine years ago that Al Courchesne took a fall trip to Tuscany and fell in love with the region's olive oil, a zesty, pungent nectar so revered that locals knock it back like vodka. Courchesne worked the harvest, plucking...