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Obituary: Marjorie Anne Ross (1938-2018)

In March of 1938, Marjorie Anne Ross, a resident of Martinez, was born into the world in St.Paul, Minnesota, being the youngest child and second daughter of Louis and Mable Herschler. The family would eventually move to Indiana, whereupon she would enter Elkhart High School, and was imbued with Midwestern …

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Cards ride seven strong from Martinez, down Giants 3-2

BY ANTHONY SOSA A strong outing from St. Louis Cardinals’ starting pitcher Carlos Martinez and timely hitting proved too much for the San Francisco Giants to handle as they lost the third game of the series 3-2 Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park. The Giants have now dropped five out of …

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Piscotty, Manaea and bullpen lead hot A’s past Padres 4-2

BY STEVEN LUKE The Oakland Athletics have been fans of making their own fireworks on the field all season with late game heroics. The Fourth of July holiday Wednesday afternoon was no different when Stephen Piscotty delivered the boom for the A’s with a two-run eight inning double with the …

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Animal Services Rolls Out Facial Recognition Tool, Free Adoptions

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be offering free adoptions of all animals from Friday, June 29th, through Tuesday, July 3rd in an effort to clear kennel space in advance of a busy 4th of July holiday. Additionally, in an effort to better reunite lost pets with their owners, CCAS …

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4th of July Fireworks Celebration Plans Announced

Fireworks will light up the night at Radke Martinez Shoreline Park, Wednesday, July 4. Join the crowd at the Waterfront or head over to your special viewing spot before 9:15 p.m. Pyrotechnics begin around 9:30 p.m. and will last approximately twenty-five minutes. Waterfront Park will be closed to cars at …

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Pick a Pepper at your Farmers Market this month

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer peppers are arriving at your farmers’ market this month, everything from mild and sweet bell peppers to wildly spicy Thai chile peppers. The hot summer months are perfect growing weather for these vegetables and we’re glad, because any pepper is a good pepper in our …

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Giants huge sixth inning leads to another series win at home

BY ANTHONY SOSA The San Francisco Giants, backed by a five-run sixth inning outburst and a solid start from Derek Holland, took the rubber match against the Miami Marlins, 6-3, Wednesday at AT&T Park. The Giants have yet to lose any of their last eight home series, winning seven and …

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Pinder’s perfect day helps lift A’s and Manaea past Angels 6-4

BY ANTHONY SOSA The Oakland Athletics used a strong four-run sixth inning and a quality start from Sean Manaea to propel them to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s victory ended their four-game losing streak and also a six-game losing streak …

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