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49ers oust Cowboys 19-12, head to NFC Championship in Philly

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The 49ers wore down the Cowboys in the second half of a defensive struggle to advance to the NFC Championship game next Sunday in Philadelphia with a 19-12 win over Dallas Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco’s defense picked off Dak Prescott twice to stop Dallas …

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Catch the Cauliflower Craze at Martinez Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Cauliflower has recently become the trendy, go-to vegetable since keto and other low-carb diets have taken over the diet-crazed world. Its low-carb versatility is what sets it apart from other cruciferous veggies because it can be turned into any number of dishes and prepared much as …

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New vinyl records and collectibles store open in Martinez

Although records are now the best selling medium for music, record stores are scarce in Contra Costa County. Records have surpassed CD’s and downloaded MP3’s and many are looking for new releases, but the major market is for vintage vinyl from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Classic rock is especially …

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Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran top BottleRock 2023

BY HELEN LAME’ BottleRock Napa Valley has announced their 2023 festival lineup featuring over 75 musical acts including headline artists Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X, and The Smashing Pumpkins. The three-day music, wine, craft brew and culinary festival will take place in the …

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49ers romp past Seahawks 41-23 to advance to second round

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Brock Purdy overcame first half jitters in his postseason debut to deliver the best game of his young career and Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel’s big plays broke the Seahawks back as the 49ers rallied to blow out Seattle for a 41-23 Wild Card weekend victory at …

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Wide open AFC playoffs begin with serious challenges to Chiefs

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ The Kansas City Chiefs secured the top overall seed in the AFC with their 14-3 record, but they’re not assured of home field advantage through the AFC Championship Game due to the the cancellation of the game between Cincinnati and Buffalo after Damar Hamiln’s tragic, near fatal …

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Healthy 49ers rout Cards 38-13 to finish with tenth straight win

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The San Francisco 49ers tuned up for a run at their first Super Bowl championship since 1995 with a dominating 38-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon. With injured starters Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell both back in uniform for the first time in weeks, the …

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Obituary: William R. Sharkey III (1930-2022)

The passing of William “Bill” R. Sharkey III on June 25, 2022, marked the end of an era for the Sharkey family after Bill passed away at the age of 91 at his home in Martinez, California. Four generations have lived and been active in the Martinez community dating back …

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Parks to close Wednesday and Thursday due to extreme Storms

Due to expected storm conditions and high winds, all East Bay Regional Parks will be closed Wednesday, January 4, 2023, through Thursday, January 5, 2023. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning for the San Francisco Bay Area with flooding, landslides, and rapidly rising …

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