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Week in Review: Sync-Swim; Ike Love; Coach Accused; Molest Suspect's Ties to WC; Hern Update

Here are some of this week's headlines from Walnut Creek.

Why Was MDUSD Superintendent Steven Lawrence Fired? The Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) board has begun the search for new leadership after firing Superintendent Steven Lawrence last week. Details here.

Finals For Syncronized Swimming In Walnut Creek This Weekend. The  final phase of U.S. National Team Trials for USA Synchro will continue through Sunday at Heather Farm Park. Swimmers are competing for spots on one of three U.S. National Teams  that will represent the United States in major international  competitions, including the Pan American Games and World Championships. Story is here.

Walnut Creek Police Program Discourages Underage Drinking. Here's a tip from the Walnut Creek Police Department: if you are under 21, don't try to purchase alcohol in the city. And if you an adult, make sure you don't provide alcohol to minors. Article here.

Who's Hiring in Walnut Creek: Marriott; Wheel Works; Crate & Barrel. Read more here.

Ike's Comes To Walnut Creek - Sandwich Heaven Has Arrived. Is it the bread? The dirty sauce? There is something unique about Ike's, and it is worth the trip. Read on.

Former Northgate High Coach Accused Of Sex Crimes With A Minor. Read more here.

Man Charged On Suspicion Of Child Molesting Worked In Walnut Creek. A man charged with molesting multiple children was employed at childcare centers and churches throughout Contra Costa County over the past two years and as recently as last week. Article is here.

Aaron Hern Is Back In Martinez. The Boston Marathon bomb victim celebrates his 12th birthday, as his family prepares to struggle back to normalcy.  Story is here.

Home At Last: Martinez Hears From the Hern Family.  Looking exhausted but strong, Alan and Katherine Hern stood before a line of television cameras and reporters at City Hall Plaza Friday morning and said their 12-year-old son Aaron is recovering nicely, but still has six or more weeks of recovery before he regains full mobility. Article here.

Hookah Pens, Vaporizers and Your Teens: Stay informed with this blog.

ConFire Tells Contra Costa Residents To Prepare For Fire Season -- Hot weather and high winds in Contra Costa County marked the start of May — and the official beginning of fire season. Read more here.

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