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C.C. County’s New COVID-19 Status Impact on School Reopening

Contra Costa County has moved into the Red (Substantial) Tier under the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which allows schools to consider reopening after two weeks if certain conditions are met. If Contra Costa County remains in the Red Tier for 14 consecutive days, schools in the county have …

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Giolito’s gem silences A’s bats as Luzardo fails in WC opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s stretch of postseason futility continued Tuesday afternoon, falling 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum in the opening game of the best-of-three AL wild card series. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito was masterful in his playoff debut, retiring the first 18 batters he …

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NL playoffs shaping up as a race to topple the Dodgers

BY J.A SCHWARTZ The National League playoffs will kick off tomorrow and will do so without the reigning World Series Champion Washington Nationals, who will not have the opportunity to defend their title. Baseball has not seen a repeat champion since the 1998-2000 New York Yankee dynasty won three straight. …

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AL playoffs to kick off with an extra round starting Tuesday

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ The 2020 baseball season has arrived at a destination that many felt would never be reached: the successful end of the regular season. Due to the legitimate concerns of staging baseball games amid a pandemic, many skeptics predicted that it was no better than a coin flip …

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Mariners doubleheader sweep dulls A’s playoff momentum

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Their AL West championship secure, the Athletics playoff seeding and confidence both took a blow heading into the postseason Saturday afternoon in the form of an ugly doubleheader loss to Seattle at the Coliseum. The losses all but assured the A’s of a third seed and a …

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Giants blow shot to solidify playoff spot in walk-off loss to Pads

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Two outs away from solidifying their postseason aspirations with a doubleheader sweep of San Diego, the Giants saw their dreams turn to nightmares as the Padres got to Sam Coonrod for three runs in the bottom of the seventh in a 6-5 loss punctuated by a three-run …

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Meals on Wheels to prep Food for Seniors during Power Shutoff

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region is pleased to announce a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to provide critical food support to individuals who experience food loss during natural disasters and Public Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS). Under the agreement and new for 2020, PG&E will provide MOW …

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CC County Extends Modified Eviction Protection & Rent Freeze

At a Board meeting yesterday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues a moratorium on certain evictions for residential tenants in the County through January 31, 2021. Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-25 also continues a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through January 31, …

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Fresh Pears highlight end of season treats at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Farmers and the farmers markets they attend have been quite resilient for the last six months, despite the restrictions that the coronavirus pandemic has forced upon them. But fall is here, winter is coming, and many farmers markets are beginning to close for the season. There …

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Manaea’s gem and Olson’s bat smoke Astros, extend lead to 6.5

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In one of the best pitching duels of the season, the A’s closed out their most important series of 2020 with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros, firmly putting themselves in the drivers seat in the race for the AL West championship. The win, their fourth …

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