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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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Meals on Wheels to prep Food for Seniors during Power Shutoff

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is pleased to announce a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide critical food support to individuals who experience food loss during natural disasters and Public Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS). Under the agreement and new for 2020, PG&E will provide MOW …

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CC County Extends Modified Eviction Protection & Rent Freeze

At a Board meeting yesterday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues a moratorium on certain evictions for residential tenants in the County through January 31, 2021. Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-25 also continues a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through January 31, …

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Athletes rising to meet the challenges of historic opportunities

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Slavery existed in the United States since before its formal inception in 1776. Despite the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 that legally ended the practice of indentured servitude, systemic racism has festered in the genetic material of this nation, passed on from generation to generation. …

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