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Safety Tips for Crossing Water While Off-Roading

BY KAYLA BEIRNE Off-roading vehicles are powerful machines, but they are far from waterproof. Our tips will help you safely navigate water in your off-roading vehicle. Off-roading is a thrilling experience. Drivers get to draw closer to nature than they would have on hiking trails and push their skills to …

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Wide-Open NFL playoffs kick off with AFC games on Saturday

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ The 2021 NFL season has concluded, and the playoff pairings are set. Aaron Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers sitting atop the NFC bracket, and they have the only bye in the conference with six other teams squaring off to to advance to the second round. In …

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Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots to headline BottleRock ’22

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER BottleRock Napa Valley has announced their 2022 festival lineup featuring over 75 musical acts including headline artists Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots and Luke Combs. The three-day music, wine, craft brew and culinary festival will take place in the heart of the City of Napa at the …

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Obituary: Dennis Kerns (1965-2022)

Dennis Kerns passed away peacefully at home in Martinez at the age of 56 on January 1, 2022. Dennis was born in San Jose, CA to Michael Kerns and Karen Kruse. He graduated in 1983 from Branham High School in San Jose and attended West Valley College. He met the …

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How To Maintain Neuroplasticity As You Age

BY KAYLA BEIRNE Keep your gray matter in tip-top shape as the years go on by trying new things and staying active. A healthy brain is a happy and functional one! Simply put, neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to form new connections between synapses—to “rewire” itself. It’s important to form …

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Niners overcome lethargic start to score 23-7 win over Texans

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The 49ers overcame a sluggish start against one of the NFL’s weakest teams to keep their playoff chances alive Sunday afternoon with a 23–7 win over the Houston Texans at Levi’s Stadium. With Trey Lance getting just his second NFL start in place of the injured Jimmy …

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New Citrus Varieties Capturing Attention at the Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS California is synonymous with citrus and has a long history of developing new varieties for continuing customer needs. With a strong market for oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit, farmers are continually working to create new and delicious hybrids for your table. Older varieties are still deeply rooted …

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Curry and the Warriors back on top heading into 2022

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ The best three-point shooter in the history of the National Basketball Association (by percentage) works in the Chase Center in San Francisco. He’s the leader of the Golden State Warriors, and has been an iconic presence for the franchise since his arrival in 2014. On those days …

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Natural Alternatives To Household Chemicals

BY KAYLA BEIRNE You might be surprised what you can achieve with a few basic household products and hard work. Avoid toxic chemicals by using these natural alternatives. Keeping your house clean is part of maintaining a happy and healthy home. When the chemicals you use to clean aren’t so …

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