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Martinez author releases new book prior to Concord appearance

BY LELIA FIGUEROA David Hagerty, a Martinez-based crime writer, recently released the fourth novel to his series of political murder mysteries, all of which are based on true events. Titled “They Tell Me You Are Cunning,” his newest effort just hit the shelves this week. Continuing on the storyline of …

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Can the Warriors Keep the Other Splash Brother ?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS The free agency of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been a talking point over the past few months, and rightfully so. He is arguably one of the three best basketball players in the world and was the difference in the Warriors’ back-to-back championship runs. But …

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Dido Still on the Minds of nostalgic Masonic after 15 year leave

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning for her first world tour in 15 years, English pop star Dido emphatically displayed that both her angelic voice and stage presence have only aged like a fine wine before a sold-out crowd at The Masonic in San Francisco Wednesday night. One of the best-selling artists of All-Time in the UK, her 1999 debut album, No …

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Dahl’s 5 RBI day leads Rockies past Samardzija and Giants 5-3

BY J.A.SCHWARTZ David Dahl’s third inning grand slam off Jeff Samardzija helped bring Colorado back from an early deficit, leading the Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Giants in the rubber match of a three game set at Oracle Park Wednesday afternoon. Dahl’s career high five RBI’s on the …

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Things to remember when a senior with dementia is delirious

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN Delirium is not dementia nor depression. As we revisit Dementia and Alzheimer’s this month dedicated to its awareness, delirium becomes more significant than ever. With growing research on delirium, hospitalization risks, along with morbidities and mortalities related to it, it’s time to understand why we must revisit …

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Martinez Farmers Market has you covered for great tomatoes

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Tomatoes are the poster child of vegetables for locally-grown and seasonal eating. Finding tomatoes that taste like tomatoes are one of the biggest draws to local farmers’ markets in the summer. They are also one of the home gardener’s most common vegetables to plant. Who doesn’t …

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Giants fall to Brewers, head to LA after successful home stand

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ A successful home stand for the Giants came to a losing end on Sunday, as the Milwaukee Brewers rode a pair of solo home runs by Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar to a 5-3 victory over San Francisco to salvage the final game of the three game …

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Helping seniors cope with memory loss

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN Memory loss is not a normal part of aging. We as humans must age, and then leave this earth. In this journey, which we face as beings of highest intelligence, our coping mechanisms are largely different and changeable, which makes us become dependent on them, giving us …

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Decimated Warriors gutsy reign ends, falling 114-110 to Raptors

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Warriors championship run came to an end Thursday night, in spite of a gutsy performance that saw yet another key major injury to Klay Thompson that proved insurmountable, falling to the Toronto Raptors 114–110 in the final NBA game at Oracle Arena. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Fred VanVleet, …

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Muncy’s blast leads Dodgers past Bumgarner and Giants 1-0

BY RICK PORCARO A home run launched deep into McCovey Cove off the bat of Max Muncy on the seventh pitch of the game was Madison Bumgarner’s only mistake, but it was all the Dodgers needed Sunday, sending the Giants down to a 1-0 loss on a 90° afternoon at …

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