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The Faim flashes their potential at Ace of Spades show

BY CATHERINE STITES Australian pop-rock group The Faim helped Andy Black kick off The Ghost of North America Tour Sunday night at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The group is said to be destined for big arenas and they energized the crowd with a passion that was easy to see over …

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Graham Parker keeps squeezing out sparks in Berkeley concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to the same stage at the Freight & Salvage where he recorded a live album in 2011, Graham Parker dazzled an intimate crowd of 500 people at the small Berkeley club Saturday night with a engaging 90 minute set. The 68 year old British singer-songwriter is touring …

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Rays, Glasnow, thump Giants 5-2 to spoil home opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kicking off their home season after a rough week on the road, the Giants didn’t find Tampa Bay in the mood to play along with any festivities at the newly christened Oracle Park Friday afternoon. The Rays wasted little time jumping on Dereck Rodriguez, scoring three first …

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Piscotty’s 5 RBI lead A’s past Bosox to close winning homestand

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Bouncing back from an early 3-0 deficit, the A’s rebounded with seven unanswered runs to earn a 7-3 win against the Boston Red Sox Thursday afternoon at the Coliseum. The win completed a season opening homestand that saw Oakland take three out of four from the defending …

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Parks Celebrate 85th Anniversary with Free Fridays and Events

To celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary, the Park District has planned a number of special events and programs, including FREE Park Fridays, FREE Concerts in the Parks, and a FREE multicultural festival. The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest park district in the nation …

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Fiers, A’s bats, firing on all cylinders in shutout win over Angels

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s opened the Coliseum portion of their 2019 schedule Thursday, riding six shutout innings from Mike Fiers on the way to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Oakland starter Mike Fiers throws a pitch during the A’s 4-0 win in their home …

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Sweeten Your Day with Pure Local Honey at the Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Spring is humming with the sound of bees buzzing around the hills of Martinez and Concord. MarElla Honey Bees out of Concord bring the best pure local honey to your farmers’ market in a variety of flavors that you won’t be able to resist. We don’t …

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Warriors bounce back from Mavs debacle, stop Pistons 121-114

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Bouncing back from an embarrassing 35-point loss to Dallas on their home court last night, the Warriors returned to form on Sunday, establishing a 20 point lead after three quarters and holding on to score a 121-114 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER …

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Animal Services 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Adoption Event Saturday

 On Saturday, March 16th, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be hosting its 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Day event. The St. Pitty’s Day event features free adoptions of all bully breed dogs, and $25 adoptions of all other animals. Interested adopters can take advantage of this free adoption promotion by …

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London artist Khushi Re-Emerges at The Fox in Oakland

BY CATHERINE STITES Re-Emerging London artist Khushi opened for James Blake Tuesday night at a sold out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It gave him the opportunity to play for potential new fans as his music is similar in style to Blake’s R&B soul wrenching melodies without the …

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