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Underground Echoes: The Great Horse Trough Mystery Update

BY JUDIE & JOSEPH PALMER When last we wrote, we discussed the Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery’s horse trough and the lack of information regarding its origins, disuse, and eventual decay. However, we recently found in the County’s library digitized newspaper collection, a series of articles regarding the meetings of the Alhambra …

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Giants stay hot, shut out Reds 3-0 behind Cueto and McGee

BY SEAN WATKINS The San Francisco Giants shut out the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 at Oracle Park Wednesday afternoon behind a solid performance from Johnny Cueto and their bullpen, winning the three-game series and finishing their homestand with a 5-1 record. Cueto shut down his former team coming off a stellar …

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Most Common Reasons for Physical Therapy

BY KAYLA BEIRNE Physical therapy focuses on bodily recovery and strengthening. Physical therapists strive to help their patients feel their best. Patients attend physical therapy (PT) sessions to target areas of their body that are causing pain or that need to be strengthened. What a typical PT session involves will …

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C.C. Health Services Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine

To ensure that every dose of COVID-19 vaccine provided in the county is safe for patients, the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today temporarily paused its use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine while federal regulatory agencies examine new information about a possible, rare side effect that can cause …

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Four Ways To Enjoy The Summertime

BY STEPHEN SHAW The summer is finally upon us, and for most, there isn’t a more enjoyable time of the year. After a long winter of cold weather and being stuck inside, it is finally time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. For most, it will be a …

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Lana Del Rey leaves the big city behind with new Chemtrails CD

BY MARIANA GARRICK Lana Del Rey’s follow-up to her 2019 album “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” includes her hard to miss hauntingly-romantic and eerily-heartbreaking signature ambience. Chemtrails Over the Country Club takes us on a cross-country road trip from Tulsa, to Yosemite, to San Francisco and the singer reflects on her life …

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Home Updates To Help You Entertain

BY KAYLA BEIRNE This past year has been difficult as we make our way through the pandemic that never ends. However, are we ready for life to go back to normal ? More than ever, we can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel regarding stay-at-home orders, …

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Crawford’s three-run blast propels Giants past Rockies 4-3

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Brandon Crawford delivered the game-winning hit for the second day in a row as the San Francisco Giants continued their solid early-season play with a 4–3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park Saturday afternoon. Crawford’s go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth came after the Giants …

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