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Young A’s hoping to exploit powerful potential in 2018

BY STEVEN LUKE Expectations are low for the Oakland Athletics entering the 2018 season after back-to-back last place finishes, but a few key additions in the offseason and a young core could surprise the league. The 2017 season was not one that will be remembered for many Athletics fans, but …

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White House photographer Pete Souza holds court at the Castro

BY HELEN LAME’ Long time Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza, who worked under both President’s Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, entertained an appreciative sold crowd of 1,400 enthusiastic fans during a Commonwealth Club appearance Tuesday night at the Castro Theatre. Souza, 62, documented the entire eight years of …

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Metallica, Dave Matthews, Dead to Headline Fire Benefit Concert

BY HELEN LAME´ A strong All-Star line-up has been announced as part of a November 9th benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco to help support victims impacted by the recent wildfires that ravaged Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County that were part of the most deadly and destructive …

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Traffic Advisory – Route 4 Ramp Meters Activated

Caltrans has initiated the first part of their Phase II State Route 4 (SR4) freeway ramp metering project (Caltrans press release). The goal of the project is to reduce merging traffic collisions which significantly impact freeway congestion. The other goal of the Project is to provide marginal benefits in travel …

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Warriors receive their rings, but lose a heartbreaker

BY RYAN LEONG Although the Warriors got their enormously sized rings and unveiled their second championship banner in three seasons, it was not the happy ending everyone wanted. The Houston Rockets, whom the Dubs have beaten like a drum in recent years, came back from a 17 point deficit and …

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Jared Goff’s return to the Bay Area a successful one

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jared Goff’s first regular season appearance in the Bay Area as a professional was a successful one as the former Cal quarterback looked sharp and poised during his appearance Thursday night against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Novato native who was the first …

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Temporary Dog Park Set to Open Friday, July 14th

The City is pleased to announce that the Temporary Dog Park at the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater will be open to the public beginning on Friday, July 14th at 8 a.m. Since receiving City Council approval, City staff have been working closely with the Martinez Dog Park Committee to transform part …

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