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Martinez Farmers Market still a godsend during the pandemic

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’ll be thinking of picking up some fresh produce from the farmers market. It will be a different kind of holiday this year with fewer and smaller gatherings, but the meaning is still there. We are thankful for fresh California …

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Isolation at home a great time to rediscover Canning

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Are you finding it hard to keep busy while isolating at home during the age of COVID-19 ? With the ongoing pandemic, many people are learning how to bake, how to grow their own vegetables, how to repair their homes, and how to cook. Why not …

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Bethany Cosentino and Best Coast rock the Regency

BY MASON BISSADA Pop-rock duo Best Coast performed at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco Saturday night, giving a powerful, fun-filled performance that displayed talent and a new-found maturity from the group.  The Los Angeles-based duo, consisting of lead-singer and lyricist Bethany Cosentino and all-around musician Bobb Bruno, has been …

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Clapton’s Cream to get tribute treatment at Sweetwater

Any Eric Clapton fans that were priced-out of the guitar god’s recent opening week performance at Chase Center are about to get a second chance for their Slowhand fix in the form of a familial tribute revolved around Cream’s iconic Disraeli Gears album at the Sweetwater Music Hall on March …

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2020 BottleRock daily schedule announced

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the eighth annual BottleRock Music Festival May 22-24, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 22: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Foals, Jimmy Eat World, Local Natives, Finneas, Milky Chance, Amos Lee, Village People, MUNA, RIPE, …

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Squeeze concert at The Fox showcases decades of hit making

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking a victory lap mid-way thru their fifth decade together, the British band Squeeze performed a highly entertaining career spanning concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Thursday night. Promoted as “The Squeeze Songbook Tour,” lead singer and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook and his songwriting partner, guitarist Chris Difford, have …

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