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Bushels of Blueberries at Farmers Market from Smit Farms

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Blueberries are one of the delights of early summer. Their beautiful blue color means they’re ripe and ready to eat. The shrubs are harvested by hand five or six times throughout the season at the firm, ripe stage because blueberries do not ripen once picked. The ...

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Blues legend Buddy Guy gives a history lesson at The Masonic

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who was raised in the Jim Crow south and rose to influence the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn to name but a few, delivered a transcendent concert performance Saturday night at the Masonic in San Francisco. ...

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Giants shake off fatigue for third straight over Rockies, 5-2

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants rode the strong pitching of Madison Bumgarner and another home run from Kevin Pillar to bounce back quickly from last nights 18 inning marathon, defeating the Colorado Rockies again by a score of 5 -2 Saturday afternoon. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Giants ace Madison Bumgarner delivers a ...

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East Bay Regional Parks Celebrate Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Park District, but it’s always more special during the month of April when the Park District celebrates at multiple Earth Day events. Find your own way to celebrate the Earth: explore a new park, hike in nature, learn something new, ...

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Padres pitching shuts down Giants 3-1 behind Machado blast

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The struggling San Francisco Giants slow start to the 2019 season continued Wednesday as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Padres rookie Nick Margevicius delivers a pitch during San Diego’s 3-1 win over the Giants Wednesday afternoon. Margevicius ...

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Contra Costa County launches Bridge to Success pilot program

Contra Costa County has launched the Bridge to Success pilot program, a competitive integrated employment program that provides a pathway for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities to compete for regular County jobs at regular salaries. With the Bridge to Success program, Contra Costa joins counties, cities and other jurisdictions ...

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) I. Schroder (1928-2019)

Robert (Bob) Ingersoll Schroder passed away at the age of 90 on March 29th with his loving wife at his side. He had a major impact on the City of Walnut Creek and the County of Contra Costa. Bob was born in San Francisco in 1922 and moved with his ...

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The Faim flashes their potential at Ace of Spades show

BY CATHERINE STITES Australian pop-rock group The Faim helped Andy Black kick off The Ghost of North America Tour Sunday night at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The group is said to be destined for big arenas and they energized the crowd with a passion that was easy to see over ...

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