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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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Giants shake off fatigue for third straight over Rockies, 5-2

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants rode the strong pitching of Madison Bumgarner and another home run from Kevin Pillar to bounce back quickly from last nights 18 inning marathon, defeating the Colorado Rockies again by a score of 5 -2 Saturday afternoon. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Giants ace Madison Bumgarner delivers a …

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