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2020 BottleRock daily schedule announced

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the eighth annual BottleRock Music Festival May 22-24, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 22: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Foals, Jimmy Eat World, Local Natives, Finneas, Milky Chance, Amos Lee, Village People, MUNA, RIPE, …

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Obituary: Celeste Marques (1927-2019)

Celeste Marques passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 15, 2019. She was born on March 27, 1927 in Lowell, Massachusetts where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Madeira, Portugal. As a young girl, Celeste moved to Paul Do Mar, a small Portuguese …

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Deadly Wild Mushrooms reappear at Regional Parks

Each year, mushrooms come out after the first rains of the season, which began on November 26. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The death cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western destroying angel (Amanita ocreata) are two of the world’s most …

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Obituary: Wilhelmus Gerardus “Bill” Vanderklugt (1940-2019)

Bill Vanderklugt was born in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The son of a baker and one of 14 siblings, he immigrated to the United States in 1958 where he met and married “Bep,” his beautiful wife of 57 years. The couple became United States citizens in 1972 and lived in Lodi, Sacramento, Manteca and …

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Warriors snap five game skid, down Pelicans 106-102

BY MASON BISSADA The battle of the two injury-decimated, bottom-of-the-west teams ended in surprisingly exciting fashion as the Golden State Warriors narrowly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 106-102 Friday night at Chase Center. What began as a shockingly uncompetitive Warriors’ blowout of the still-Zion-less Pelicans ended in an epic shootout …

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Warriors Lose in Embarrassing Fashion to Sacramento

BY MASON BISSADA What was the biggest contributing factor to the Golden State Warriors’ ugly 100-79 loss to the Sacramento Kings? Should the loss be attributed to poor offensive execution? Or was it was their ugly defensive awareness? If you chose C (all of the above), you’ll be going home …

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Contra Costa Animal Services Offering $5 Pet Adoptions this weekend

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be offering $5 adoptions of all animals on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, as part of the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Holiday Hope” adoption campaign. The goal of this promotion is to bring holiday hope to homeless pets in Contra Costa County by …

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Redwood Regional Park Renamed After 1st Female Board Member

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the East Bay Regional Park District is honoring one of its earliest champions of parks and open space by renaming Redwood Regional Park after Aurelia Reinhardt. Official action to rename the park to Dr. …

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Warriors give game away to Thunder 100-97

BY MASON BISSADA In what may have been their most painful loss of the season, the Golden State Warriors gave a truly winnable game away to the Thunder, losing in frustrating fashion to Oklahoma City 100-97 Monday night. The Warriors seemed to have their fourth win of the season locked …

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