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DeSaulnier condemns Trump for revoking CA’s Auto Standards

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) in condemning the Trump Administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s ability to set its own automobile emissions standards today. In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intent to roll back current fuel standards in 2018, Congressman DeSaulnier …

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Guitar Legend Adrian Belew announces live show at Sweetwater

Guitar legend Adrian Belew is well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more …

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Prog rocker Robert Berry to perform at Firehouse Arts Center

Robert Berry is promising a wicked time for all on Friday the 13th at Night of the Living Prog with 3.2 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton as part of his first ever national tour. With his 30 year history of playing side by side with many of Prog and Rock music’s …

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Heirloom apple varieties making a comeback at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS After almost disappearing, apple varieties that were popular 30 to 40 years ago have been making a comeback. Discerning farmers’ market customers have learned to discriminate between a delightfully sweet or tart heirloom and those that are available in the supermarkets. People have grown weary of …

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Benicia Film Festival Returns for September Weekend

Benicia Film Festival returns for its sixth year to celebrate independent filmmakers and support arts and culture in Benicia. The three-day festival will welcome audiences at Benicia Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First Street, kicking off with a gala event on the evening of Friday, September 6th. The festival will conclude …

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Astros pitching magic continues to dominate AL opponents

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ With Houston enjoying a 9.5 game lead over the A’s and rolling to a third straight division title as they arrive in Oakland for a four game weekend series, the Astros pitching philosophy has become the cornerstone of their sustained success in the AL West. But what …

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Former mate Parra’s three run homer haunts Giants in 4-1 loss

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants post season hopes were dealt another blow Wednesday afternoon as they fell 4-1 to Washington, completing a three-game series sweep for the Nationals. Washington didn’t waste any time jumping on Giants starter Shaun Anderson (3-4, 5.33), manufacturing a run in the first on a Juan …

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A different perspective on the trade deadline – five years later

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Most of the attention around the trade deadline is rightfully focused on the teams that are in contention for a playoff berth, and whose roster machinations in search of the perfect combination of talent and opportunity drives the news cycles in late July. It was wonderful theatre …

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