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Pomegranates in season, just in time for the holidays

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS This is pomegranate season, just in time for the holidays. What could be prettier than a sparkling pomegranate cider or a fresh salad with pomegranate seeds? These beauties can even be used for decorating because they last quite a while when not opened. Pomegranates have a ...

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OKC throttles Warriors, handing champs fourth straight loss

BY MARKO UKALOVIC Dennis Schroder is becoming the secret weapon for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He led his team past the Golden State Warriors coming off the bench with 32 points in 28 minutes in a dominating 123-95 victory on Thanksgiving Eve at Oracle Arena. While the Warriors were able ...

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Bad air quality closes all public schools in County on Friday

All 18 public school districts in Contra Costa County (as well as Contra Costa County Office of Education programs) will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to worsening air quality conditions throughout the county. Contra Costa County K-12 school districts include: Acalanes Union High School District, Antioch Unified School ...

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Supervisors outline process, timeline for cannabis businesses

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors outlined some of their ideas for regulating commercial cannabis operations during their meeting in Martinez on Tuesday afternoon. During public comment, advocates and community members urged the board to help county residents achieve easier access to cannabis by helping to increase the number ...

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Short-handed Warriors bounce back to trounce Nets 116-100

BY MARKO UKALOVIC With no Stephen Curry (groin strain) or Draymond Green (toe injury) in the lineup, The Golden State Warriors relied on All-Star Kevin Durant and back up point guard Quentin Cook to lead the way past the Brooklyn Nets 116-100 in a rebound win on Saturday evening at ...

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Milwaukee embarrasses flat Golden State 134-111 at Oracle

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In their first meeting with one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season, a lethargic effort by the Warriors led to 134-111 pasting by the Milwaukee Bucks in a match-up of the two highest scoring teams in the league Thursday night at Oracle Arena. ...

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Warriors swamp Pelicans again behind 37 from Curry

BY FRANK SUMRALL Back at Oracle Arena after a brief but explosive sweep of a three-game road trip back east, the Warriors returned to the friendly confines with a 131-121 win over the New Orleans Pelicans to improve their winning streak to six Wednesday night. Steph Curry kept his league ...

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Simple Minds return to San Francisco a rousing success

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Thirty-Three years after earning the right to perform in front of a global audience of close to two billion people at Live Aid, Simple Minds found their way back to the Bay Area for a rare San Francisco performance Thursday night at the Masonic. While the height ...

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