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IN THE JANUARY ISSUE OF
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The Ride of His Life
Diablo Senior Editor Pete Crooks talks about exposing dirty cops and con artists in a jaw-dropping crime scandal.
 
Nonstop to Snow
Choose from six Rocky Mountain ski destinations, from glitzy and glamorous to unspoiled and uncrowded.

Art's Not Dead
Meet three boundary-pushing artists from Oakland Museum of California's cutting-edge Fertile Ground show.

Hot New Workouts
It's new year, new you time, folks. We checked out exciting new exercise classes that will make fitness fun.

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TOP TICKETS: JANUARY 8-14 
Our can't-miss events of the week.

The Crucible's fiery fashion show, Taylor Hicks sings for ARF, the World Series trophy in Concord, a Diablo editor's book release party, and more. Click here.

FREE MOVIE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Star Cary Elwes shares stories about the making of beloved film.

We're showing the 1987 classic The Princess Bride this Thursday, January 8, at the Orinda Theatre for free! Click here to find out more about the screening, and to read a Q&A with Princess Bride actor Cary Elwes, who recently published a bestselling memoir about the making of the film.

BENTLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY
January 10.

Bentley School welcomes you to our Open House this Saturday, January 10 from 

1 to 3:30 p.m. for grades 6 to 8 at our Oakland Campus. Our Open Houses are designed to provide students and parents with a complete overview of Bentley School's offerings. The program includes a discussion with a student panel, classroom demonstrations, and presentations, as well as opportunities to speak directly with Bentley students and faculty. Click here to register, or call (510) 843-2512 for more information.

TAHOE LAKEFRONT WINTER WONDERLAND
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.

Winter has arrived in Tahoe so book your first ski trip now. Stay at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort and enjoy lakefront living and special pricing. Save 15 percent off your first stay and 20 percent off all future stays this ski season. Click here to book. It's like Tahoe lakefront ownership without any of the worries!

EAST BAY BMW JANUARY OFFERS
One of the hottest BMWs on the road.

East Bay BMW invites you in from the cold and into a 2015 320i for only $309/month for 39 Months*! Now is your chance to kick-start your new year with one of the hottest BMWs on the road. Click here for more details, or give us a call at (855) 477-2865. *Lease offer applies to 2015 320i Sedan. Valid through 2/2/15. Must be financed through BMW Financial Services.

BROADWAY PLAZA'S MAKEOVER CONTINUES INTO THE NEW YEAR
Plenty of parking at Broadway Plaza.

The Macy's Parking Garage is currently closed to customers for renovation. However, while the garage is under construction, there is still plenty of parking at Broadway Plaza! Guests are encouraged to utilize the center's free valet or alternative parking garages. Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and over 35 retailers are open. The new parking structure and brand new retail will begin opening later this year.

ESCAPE TO SUN VALLEY
Ski and lodging deals.

Venture to one of SKI's top three resorts in North America this season with United's nonstop direct flights from San Francisco to Sun Valley Resort. This winter season is already off to a great start with 100 percent of the mountain open offering dynamite skiing and riding wherever you turn. Click here for details on ski and lodging deals.

RESTORE YOUR SKIN'S GLOW WITH HALO
Visit Dr. Robert G. Aycock's office in Walnut Creek.

Has your skin lost its youthful glow due to sun exposure? The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, eliminates years of sun damage by targeting exactly the right depth, and can restore you to the luminous glow of your younger years. Plus, it allows for great results with minimal downtime. Call (925) 937-8377 or visit Dr. Robert Aycock's office in Walnut Creek to learn more and set up your appointment for a Halo treatment today. Click here to find Dr. Robert Aycock online.

SHEN YUN 2015: WATCH THE NEW TRAILER
January 2-14, SF Bay Area and Sacramento.

SHEN YUN returns to San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento with an all-new production. From ancient dynasties to the modern day, 5,000 years of Chinese civilization come alive on stage. Experience the exhilarating beauty of classical Chinese dance, and inspiring legends of eras gone by. Enjoy animated backdrops that dazzle the eye. Let Shen Yun transport you to another world. Click here to purchase tickets online and watch the trailer or call 1(888) 633-6999.

STARS TO THE RESCUE: STARS SHINE FOR ANIMALS
January 10, 7 p.m.

Join ARF and Tony La Russa at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek for a fundraiser featuring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Jim Beavers, and many more! Proceeds support ARF's life-saving programs. Tickets available at (925) 943-SHOW. Click here for more information.

FREE REMODELING SEMINAR
Planning a successful kitchen remodel, kitchen remodeling made simple.

Remodeling your kitchen may seem like a daunting task, but there are easy steps to take to ensure a successful kitchen remodel. On Wednesday, January 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, we will cover the specifics of exactly what you need to know and the steps you need to take to ensure that your kitchen remodel project is a successful one. Click here for more details. 

JOIN US FOR THE BENTLEY SCHOOL FREEDOM AWARD
January 15.

Please join Bentley School in celebrating our Annual Freedom Award to honor Jim Clemente, former FBI Special Agent/Profiler and NYC Prosecutor and current Expert Advisor and Writer for CBS's "Criminal Minds," for his success in investigating and prosecuting crime and advocating for its victims. We anticipate a lively conversation in which Mr. Clemente will share his own experiences and determination to protect children and adults, across the country. The event will take place at our Lafayette Campus on Thursday, January 15 from 

7 to 8:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP or call (925) 900-4082 for more information. 

DON'T PUT YOUR SKATES AWAY YET!
Walnut Creek on Ice.

The rink will stay open one more week through January 19! Join Frosty & Friends this Sunday, January 11 from 11 to 1 p.m. Bring the kids to skate, visit and take pictures with Frosty, Elsa, Olaf, and a variety of children's fantasy characters provided by the Peter Pan Foundation. Enjoy free hot chocolate and take a spin on Uniqlo's prize wheel! Click here for more cool details. 

CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH
January 22.

Join us for the grand opening of Center for Integrated Health on Thursday, January 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy light bites, wine, and the chance to meet Dr. Carol Banyas and learn more about the center. Click here to RSVP by January 15. The Center for Integrated Health is located at 203 Sycamore Valley Road W. in Danville. We look forward to seeing you there!

DISCOVER, LEARN AND EXPLORE: THE QUARRY LANE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
January 25.

Discover why The Quarry Lane School is ranked among the top 1.5 percent of the best private schools in the nation at their upcoming Open House on Sunday, January 25. Their Open House is an excellent opportunity to explore their Dublin campus, meet and talk to faculty and staff, and learn more about their premier academic programs. Click here to RSVP today. 

GRAY IS THE NEW BEIGE
Countrywood Interiors.

Your home can be beautiful, updated, and soft.  You can use gray as a neutral to make your room warm and soothing. Every color

goes with gray, so when your room needs a little pop, any color will do. Come meet one of our designers to help you design the

room of your dreams, with or without gray. Click here for more details.

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET'S 2015 SEASON STARTS JANUARY 27
Buy your tickets today.

Celebrate Artist Director Helgi Tomasson's 30th season with San Francisco Ballet! Program 1 (Jan 27 - Feb 7) leads off with George Balanchine's iconic dance in the moonlight, Serenade, and also includes Possokhov's deeply emotional RAkU, and concludes with Caniparoli's joyous LambarenaProgram 2 features one of the greatest Romantic ballets of all time: Tomasson's haunting Giselle returns by popular demand January 29-February 10. Click here to buy your tickets today. Image Credit: Sofiane Sylve in Balanchine's Serenade. (Choreography by George Balanchine The Balanchine Trust; Photo Erik Tomasson)

'FAR NIENTE FAMILY OF WINES
Winemakers Dinner comes to Danville
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.

Bridges Restaurant and Bar is excited to be teaming up with Far Niente and its family of wines to host a winter winemaker dinner. Executive Chef Kevin Gin, along with Wine Director JJ Foster, kicks off the evening with a wine and cheese reception. A four-course meal follows with each course thoughtfully paired with wine from the Far Niente family of wines. To round out the evening, a decadent dessert is paired with a delicious wine to complete this evening to remember. Click here or call (925) 820-7200 for tickets and more information.

CONTEST: OAKLAND RESTAURANT WEEK
Enter today.

Oakland Restaurant Week is back from January 15 to 25. Click here to enter for your chance to win $100 toward one of the East Bay's most delicious and diverse food events.

SONOMA VALLEY OLIVE SEASON
Don't miss the Feast of the Olive Dinner.

In January and February, Olive Season lights up Sonoma Valley as we toast the olive. Enjoy olive-related activities, events, and savings at lodging, spas, and restaurants-including the Feast of the Olive Dinner on Saturday, January 31. Eighteen of Sonoma's best chefs and winemakers prepare unique menus at the personal and not-to-be-missed artisan affair. Click here for special offers, guides and maps!

EAST BAY WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: GEENA DAVIS
Keynotes tenth anniversary.

Always a sellout! Register now for the 2015 East Bay Women's Conference on Monday, March 2 at the San Ramon Marriott. With its powerhouse speakers and extraordinary lineup of breakout sessions, exhibitors, networking, and afternoon entertainment, EBWC is a full day of inspiration! Tickets are $195 per person. Click here to register.

INSTAGRAM SNAP OF THE WEEK

Check out this photo of Tilden Regional Park, taken by Instagram user tdhansen. Don't forget to tag your Instagram photos with #eastbay to be considered for our blog!

CONTEST OF THE MONTH: BOOK CLUB PLAY
Enter today.

Click here today for your chance to win tickets to Center Rep's first production of the new year. 

SIDE DISH: PALAK PANEER AT ROYAL INDIAN GRILL IN DANVILLE
Say "cheese" when ordering Indian.

Click here to read about this snow-white protein and why it's the perfect background for spicy goodness.

WEEKLY DISH: WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEW YEAR
Our weekly retail report.

Healthy eating in Walnut Creek; new Lafayette general store and Concord pizza parlor; and the renovation of a Danville landmark. Click here for the full report.

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