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American Red Cross requesting help at blood drive July 30th

The American Red Cross is reporting that it is facing a blood shortage and it has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.  “It’s a gift of life and I’ve got it to give. I’ve felt that way ...

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Congress Exonerates Port Chicago Fifty, 75 Years After Disaster

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) successfully passed a measure today that directs the Secretary of the United States Navy to publicly exonerate the Port Chicago 50. The effort was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 220-to-197. The ...

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Paul McCartney’s Magical History tour blazes thru San Jose

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Presenting a treasure trove of classic Beatles and Wings material, Paul McCartney’s long and winding road arrived at SAP Pavilion in San Jose Wednesday night for another sold out performance on his “Freshen Up” tour. Having turned 77 just weeks ago, McCartney continues to amaze with near three hour ...

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Howard Jones revives MTV glory days & looks towards the future

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Nearly two generations after appearing at Live Aid and becoming one of the largest stars in the MTV galaxy, British new wave pioneer Howard Jones delivered a jubilant performance highlighting his four decade career in music Friday night at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Jones, 64, had ten top 40 hit ...

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Semien’s slam seals series win against Twins 7-2

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Marcus Semien’s eighth inning grand slam broke open a close game Thursday afternoon, leading the A’s to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in an Independence Day matinee at the Coliseum. Semien, who also hit a solo home run leading off the fifth, blasted the first pitch ...

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Stanford alum Jason Castro returns to the Bay with Twins

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ By any reasonable measure, Jason Castro has been a success, earning a degree in Economic Sociology from Stanford, an elite academic institution. And in 2012 he married his college girlfriend Maris, a lacrosse player for the Cardinal. Drafted by Houston as the tenth overall pick in the ...

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Martinez author releases new book prior to Concord appearance

BY LELIA FIGUEROA David Hagerty, a Martinez-based crime writer, recently released the fourth novel to his series of political murder mysteries, all of which are based on true events. Titled “They Tell Me You Are Cunning,” his newest effort just hit the shelves this week. Continuing on the storyline of ...

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Can the Warriors Keep the Other Splash Brother ?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS The free agency of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been a talking point over the past few months, and rightfully so. He is arguably one of the three best basketball players in the world and was the difference in the Warriors’ back-to-back championship runs. But ...

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