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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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Endless selection of citrus for the holidays at farmers market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS California was once known for acres and acres of citrus fruit, but as the population expanded the fields were plowed under and homes and businesses built.  There has been a resurgence of citrus tree planting the last 20 years that more than makes up for it …

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Warriors can only settle for moral victory against Celtics

BY MASON BISSADA If Warriors fans are willing to count moral victories from this lost season in order to ease their collective psyche just a tad, then throw tonight’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Chase Center into the win column. Golden State held their own against the …

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Game effort by Warriors MASH unit falls short against Hornets

BY MASON BISSADA Stephen Curry. D’Angelo Russell. Klay Thompson. Draymond Green. Kevon Looney. Sounds like a pretty formidable starting five, right ? Many teams in the league would kill for any one of those five names, including the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, that lineup was just a fantasy for Golden …

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What Curry’s Broken Hand Means for the Warriors Season

BY MASON BISSADA Warriors guard Steph Curry broke his left hand Wednesday night during the third quarter of a game against the Phoenix Suns. Curry was going up for a layup before he collided with Suns center Aron Baynes. Curry landed hand-first before Baynes landed directly on his hand at …

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