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Gausman makes Casali’s blast hold up as Giants sweep Nats

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Giants rolled into the All-Star break on a high note Sunday afternoon, defeating the Washington Nationals 3-1 at Oracle Park to complete a dominating three game sweep. San Francisco never trailed in the series and heads into the break with a record of 57-32. The team …

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Challenges Facing Returning Veterans

BY KAYLA BEIRNE Veterans are considered our nation’s heroes. Still, they often face as many challenges returning home as they did in battle. Here, we examine some of them. Our nation prides itself on upholding its servicemen and women. There are dozens of military-related holidays on the calendar, and our …

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UB40 collaborates to revive 1985 album with Bigga Baggariddim

BY MARIANA GARRICK Following their 2019 release For the Many, UB40 just dropped their 21st album Bigga Baggariddim, a collection consisting of 15 collaborative songs celebrating the classic sounds of reggae with island sensations Gilly G, Tippa Irie, Pablo Rider, Slinger, Inner Circle, House of Shem, and General Zooz of …

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Tips To Make Your Car Last Longer

BY KAYLA BEIRNE If you take care of your car, it will take care of you. Keep your car running smoothly for a long time with these tips to make your car last longer. Your car is one of the bigger investments you’ll make in your life. As such, you …

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Cardinals crack Gausman’s gem in seventh, down Giants 5-3

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The St. Louis Cardinals broke through in the seventh after being no-hit for 6 1/3 innings by Kevin Gausman to record a 5-3 win over the Giants Monday afternoon at Oracle Park. Gausman was masterful a day after learning that he’d earned his first All-Star selection, allowing …

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Pivetta outduels Kaprielian to give BoSox series win over A’s

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Nick Pivetta and two Boston relievers combined to shut out the Athletics 1-0 Sunday afternoon, winning a pitchers duel with James Kaprielian and helping the Red Sox take their three-game holiday weekend series at the Coliseum two games to one. Pivetta (7-3, 4.09) threw a gem, limiting …

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Local Taekwondo athletes medal in Las Vegas Tournament

A local Taekwondo competition team representing Dae Han Martial Arts Center in Martinez recently won four medals at the USA Taekwondo Grand Prix West held in Las Vegas. The team is coached by Master Christina Tam, a former member of the Peruvian National Taekwondo Team, Master Joon Tae Kim, Master …

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Joe Jackson + Todd Rundgren release vintage 2005 collaboration

BY MARIANA GARRICK In April of 2005, Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson united on stage for a series of joint shows with New York-based string quartet Ethel. Each artist performed 11-song solo sets along with duet encores. Recorded at New Jersey’s State Theater, the entire concert showcases their raw talent …

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The History of Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery and its Potter’s Field

BY JUDIE & JOSEPH PALMER Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery’s eight acres reside on Carquinez Scenic Drive with its Potter’s Field (three acres) located west of the main entrance at the bottom of the hill. We’re often asked when working at the site, “Is this a military cemetery ?” “Are they veterans …

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