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Supervisors Approve $4.3M for Emergency Rental Assistance

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment to the County’s Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan to allocate an additional $4,292,960 in CDBG-Coronavirus or CV3 funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 to provide emergency rental …

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Amtrak Preps for Holiday w/ Safety Measures & Early Bookings

Amtrak San Joaquins continues to provide safe and reliable rail service to passengers and is taking extra steps to prepare for an expected increase in ridership around the Thanksgiving holiday. Travelers will experience enhanced safety, cleaning and physical distancing measures that have been put in place to promote public health. …

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Giolito’s gem silences A’s bats as Luzardo fails in WC opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s stretch of postseason futility continued Tuesday afternoon, falling 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum in the opening game of the best-of-three AL wild card series. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito was masterful in his playoff debut, retiring the first 18 batters he …

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NL playoffs shaping up as a race to topple the Dodgers

BY J.A SCHWARTZ The National League playoffs will kick off tomorrow and will do so without the reigning World Series Champion Washington Nationals, who will not have the opportunity to defend their title. Baseball has not seen a repeat champion since the 1998-2000 New York Yankee dynasty won three straight. …

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Mariners doubleheader sweep dulls A’s playoff momentum

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Their AL West championship secure, the Athletics playoff seeding and confidence both took a blow heading into the postseason Saturday afternoon in the form of an ugly doubleheader loss to Seattle at the Coliseum. The losses all but assured the A’s of a third seed and a …

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