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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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Learning The Basics of California’s Laws – For New Residents

BY HELEN LAME´ Of late, California has made a lot of exciting new changes in its lawbook that places more value on the worth of individuals. Located in the Western U. S. coastline, it is also the home of Hollywood. Initially a Republican state, of late this has been thoroughly …

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Warriors thump Nuggets, tighten grip atop Western Conference

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Bouncing back from an unimpressive stretch in which they lost five of their last eight games, the Warriors got out of the gate quickly for a change Friday night, jumping out to a big early first quarter lead on the way to a dominating 122-105 win over …

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The 8 California Laws Every Resident Must Know

BY HELEN LAME´ January 1 wan’t just the beginning of a new year, it was also the day on which California ushered in new laws. Here are eight of the newest Californian laws that came into effect on January 1, 2019 and which you must be aware of. After all, …

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East Bay Regional Parks Now Hiring Lifeguards for 2019 Season

The East Bay Regional Park District is currently recruiting 40-60 new lifeguards for the 2019 swim season at its 11 facilities that include lakes, lagoons, and pools in the East Bay. The pay ranges from $16.15-$18.64 per hour. All new lifeguard positions are seasonal, full-time positions May through September. Anyone …

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7 Things to Know About Cannabis Possession in California

BY HELEN LAME´ On January 1, 2018, California’s recreational marijuana laws came into force. With this, it became the sixth American state to sell marijuana to people 21 years or older. It also means that no one will need to go in to a store with a doctor’s prescription to …

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