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Murderer's Sentencing, A House Fire, CNET Scandal Suspects in Court: This Week in San Ramon

Didn't get a chance to read up during the week? Here's a look at what happened.

Here's a list of our top stories from the past week:

Sunday, May 15

  • Bad weather didn't stop more than 3,000 from walking in the National Brain Tumor Society's 5k fund-raising walk. Our columnist, Walt Disney Elementary School teacher , took part. .

Monday, May 16

  • Three people escaped a house fire on Sombrero Court Saturday night. No one was hurt. .
  • Our Chamber of Commerce columnist wrote about two San Ramon residents who are making a difference the chamber and our community. .

Tuesday, May 17

  • A Gale Ranch Middle School teacher plans to run 100 miles in 24 hours for charity next month. .
  • Someone broke into the office of a local eye doctor and stole a laptop with patient information on it. As of earlier in the week, no arrests were made. .

Wednesday, May 18

  • The PTA will host a screening of a documentary about homophobia and gender identity Tuesday night at Cal High. Called "Straightlaced – How Gender Got Us All Tied Up," the movie features candid interviews with teens across the nation about the pressures they face to conform to certain stereotypes. .

Thursday, May 19

  • A San Ramon police officer who was arrested in connection with a widespread law enforcement corruption probe appeared in court Thursday morning, where a judge delayed the arraignment until June. Officer Lou Lombardi will appear in court June 23 with three co-defendants who all face charges of stealing drugs and weapons from police evidence lockers. .

Friday, May 20

  • A professional poker player who killed his parents for money was sentenced to life without possibility of parole. Ernest Scherer III will serve two life sentences consecutively because of the brutal, premeditated nature of the crimes, the judge said. .

Saturday, May 21

  • Our parenting columnist shares her tips for entering the wild, wacky, weird world of online dating as a single parent. .

If we missed anything, or if you want to let us know about upcoming events or share a news tip, zap an e-mail to jenniferw@patch.com.

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