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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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Obituary: Thelma Joyce Tolerton (1932-2018)

Mrs. Thelma Joyce (Beisley) Tolerton, passed away from a brief illness with family by her side, at age 86 on October 22, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California. She was born on February 23, 1932 in Oakland, to the late Thelma Ruth and William Fredrick Beisley. Known by her family and …

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Washington St. rallies to top Stanford 41-38 at the Farm

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Gardner Minshew threw for three touchdowns in Washington State’s 41-38 win over the Stanford Cardinal Saturday night at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto,, seriously derailing the prospect of the Cardinal reaching the Pac-12 championship game. The win gives the 14th ranked Cougars (7-1, 4-1) sole possession of …

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Cal’s defense propels 12-10 upset over 15th ranked Huskies

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Evan Webster (89) and Cal’s defense was the story on Saturday, holding the 15th ranked Washington Huskies to just 13 first downs in the Bears 12-10 win at Memorial Stadium. Webster returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown and the win improved the Bears record to 5-3. …

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Mustard Greens from J&M Farms in Gilroy at the Farmers’ Market

BY DEBRA J MORRIS Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, mustard greens are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking. They are also used in traditional Southern dishes. Cooked, they taste a lot like spinach, but with more …

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Contra Costa Animal Services Offering Reduced Costs Adoptions

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between now and October 31st in an effort to alleviate crowded shelters. During this period, the adoption fee for all animals will be reduced to $50. Interested adopters can take advantage of this adoption promotion by visiting …

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Obituary: Jane Baird Silva (1923-2018)

Jane Baird Silva passed away October 10th surrounded by her family at the age of 95. She was born in St. Mary’s, Ohio to James Richard and Mabel Baird and was raised in Greenville, Ohio. Jane met Donald Silva, now deceased, while serving in the U.S. Marines (’43-’45) at MCAS …

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