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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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East Bay Regional Parks Celebrate Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Park District, but it’s always more special during the month of April when the Park District celebrates at multiple Earth Day events. Find your own way to celebrate the Earth: explore a new park, hike in nature, learn something new, …

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Contra Costa County launches Bridge to Success pilot program

Contra Costa County has launched the Bridge to Success pilot program, a competitive integrated employment program that provides a pathway for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities to compete for regular County jobs at regular salaries. With the Bridge to Success program, Contra Costa joins counties, cities and other jurisdictions …

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) I. Schroder (1928-2019)

Robert (Bob) Ingersoll Schroder passed away at the age of 90 on March 29th with his loving wife at his side. He had a major impact on the City of Walnut Creek and the County of Contra Costa. Bob was born in San Francisco in 1922 and moved with his …

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