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A’s bullpen implodes in 11th, Angels take series with 12-7 win

BY RICK PORCARO The A’s bats brought them from behind twice, but their bullpen failed them when they needed it most, allowing five runs in the 11th inning as Oakland fell to the Angels 12-7 Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum, allowing Los Angeles to take the three game series. ©DANIEL …

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Neil Young, Santana, Mumfords & Pharrell pump up BottleRock

BY HELEN LAME’ AND DANIEL GLUSKOTER The seventh annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival concluded Sunday night with headlining sets by Mumford & Sons, Santana and Pharrell Williams bringing the Memorial Day weekend event to a utopian close with over 120,000 fans attending the three day event. With temperatures consistently …

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Braves comeback twice to take series from Giants in 13 innings

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants squandered two leads and a quality start from Madison Bumgarner, falling to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 13 innings Thursday afternoon at Oracle Park. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Atlanta’s Austin Riley follows the path of his two-run game tying home run in the eighth inning against the …

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Summer Fruits & Veggies for Grilling at Martinez Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Ah, the wonderful smell of freshly-mowed grass, the sound of children running through the sprinklers, the garden awash in color with summer flowers, and the mouth-watering smell of food grilling on the barbecue. Yes, summer is here with warm evenings spent outside, and friends coming over …

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Contra Costa County fair opens at Fairgrounds in Antioch

The Contra Costa County fair in Antioch opened Thursday for four days of family fun. Each day is packed with entertainment, including special events on specific days. Brass Ring Midway of Fun is bringing its carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel, a carousel, the more vigorous Zipper and the Viper, …

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Giants ride rookie pitcher Anderson’s arm and bat past Jays 4-3

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants beat the rain and the Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon, defeating Toronto 4-3 in Shaun Anderson’s Major League debut on the strength of a sixth inning home run by Brandon Crawford.  ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Shaun Anderson delivers a pitch against the Blue Jays in his Major League …

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Laureano’s blooper leads A’s to another walk-off against Indians

BY RICK PORCARO Ramón Laureano’s bloop single against the Indians A.J. Cole in the bottom of the ninth inning led the A’s to their second consecutive walk-off victory against Cleveland Saturday on a sun-splashed afternoon at the Coliseum by a score of 3-2. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Ramón Laureano of the A’s …

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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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Men at Work’s Colin Hay to perform pair of shows in the North Bay

Long time Men at Work lead vocalist Colin Hay is coming to the North Bay for a pair of shows next month, appearing at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley on May 6th and Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael the following day. Hay, a Scottish-Australian musician and actor, is touring in …

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