Contra Costa County

Local View: A Taste for Crickets, a Cheer for Little Leaguers, and a Look at a New Model

In this week’s Local View roundup of Bay Area happenings, crickets are showing up in unexpected places, pelicans are taking flight, and Petaluma Little Leaguers have their eye on the World Series. In Napa, a 2-year-old getsd her first modeling gig, while San Francisco tops another top-10 list and Berkeley builds a bike path after eight years of planning.

Local View: An S.F. Eatery Ducks the Foie Gras Ban, Blue Whales Draw Near, and More

In the Bay Area this week: A San Francisco restaurant ducks the statewide foie gras ban; Sonoma County beachgoers are having a whale of a time; San Anselmo ponders a ban on chain stores; Berkeley moves to accommodated bicyclists; Napa County gets a new poet laureate; and the Walnut Creek watershed gets new attention.

Local View: Walnut Creek’s New Fountain, City College of San Francisco’s Woes, and More

In the Bay Area this week: Walnut Creek has a new fountain that is raising eyebrows; City College of San Francisco is in a tough spot; the St. Helena Public Library is adding more hours of operation; boxing returns to San Rafael's Albert Park; drilling starts at Healdsburg's Memorial Bridge; and a joint venture between the UC Berkeley Police and agencies in Berkeley and Albany is canceled.

Local View: George Lucas Gives a Fire Engine, Google Drops In on San Francisco, and More

In the Bay Area this week: Muir Beach firefighters get a gift of a fire engine; private embulances get a green light in Santa Rosa; a Napa vineyard gets an international buyer; demolition starts on Berkeley High's Old Gymnasium; Walnut Creek residents call for bovine-based fire protection; and Google descends on San Francisco -- literally.

Local View: Piedmont Local Goes for Gold, San Rafael Pacifics Open with a Bang, and More

In the Bay Area this week, Piedmont resident Scott Gault won a spot on the men's U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, the new San Rafael Pacifics won their inaugural game, Metier moves to Healdsburg, a new winery gets approval in Calistoga, construction reaches a milestone at San Francisco General Hospital, and a farmers market closes in Concord.

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