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CC County Extends Modified Eviction Protection & Rent Freeze

At a Board meeting yesterday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues a moratorium on certain evictions for residential tenants in the County through January 31, 2021. Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-25 also continues a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through January 31, …

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Fresh Pears highlight end of season treats at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Farmers and the farmers markets they attend have been quite resilient for the last six months, despite the restrictions that the coronavirus pandemic has forced upon them. But fall is here, winter is coming, and many farmers markets are beginning to close for the season. There …

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Athletes rising to meet the challenges of historic opportunities

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Slavery existed in the United States since before its formal inception in 1776. Despite the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 that legally ended the practice of indentured servitude, systemic racism has festered in the genetic material of this nation, passed on from generation to generation. …

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Giants streak crashes and burns in double shutouts to Dodgers

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Giants seven-game winning streak came to a quick and inconspicuous end Thursday afternoon at Oracle Park in the form of back-to-back shutout loses to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The games came in the wake of a last-minute boycott of last nights game by both teams as …

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Historic Bank of Martinez building purchased by Credit Union

The City of Martinez is excited to announce the purchase of the historic Bank of Martinez building (a.k.a. Union Bank building) located in downtown at 634 Ferry Street. The building has been purchased by the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union (“Cooperative Center FCU”) and will serve as the Credit Union’s …

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Isolation at home a great time to rediscover Canning

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Are you finding it hard to keep busy while isolating at home during the age of COVID-19 ? With the ongoing pandemic, many people are learning how to bake, how to grow their own vegetables, how to repair their homes, and how to cook. Why not …

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Developer sues East Bay Parks over Concord Hills park plans

A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Concord-based developer Albert Seeno, III & Discovery Builders could delay the East Bay Regional Park District’s ability to move forward with implementation of its plans to provide public access at a new regional park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. On July …

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