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Winner of Giants – Dodgers rivalry this decade up for debate

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ What defines success in the eyes of a baseball fan ? There is a heated rivalry between the supporters of the Dodgers and the Giants. Their fan bases are imbued with a deep-rooted contempt for their counterparts. When these two teams and their partisans reflect on the …

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Winter squash nearing its peak season at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Winter squash is nearing its peak season and can be a tasty addition to your fall dinners. The state of California is the second largest producer of winter squash. Many heirloom varieties are coming back, varieties you won’t find anywhere else.   Hard-shelled, or “winter” squash, …

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DeSaulnier condemns Trump for revoking CA’s Auto Standards

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) in condemning the Trump Administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s ability to set its own automobile emissions standards today. In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intent to roll back current fuel standards in 2018, Congressman DeSaulnier …

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Squeeze concert at The Fox showcases decades of hit making

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking a victory lap mid-way thru their fifth decade together, the British band Squeeze performed a highly entertaining career spanning concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Thursday night. Promoted as “The Squeeze Songbook Tour,” lead singer and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook and his songwriting partner, guitarist Chris Difford, have …

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Dave Matthews helps introduce Chase Center to the Bay Area

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Dave Matthews Band continued the march of elite headliners into the Chase Center Tuesday night, becoming just the second performers to grace the stage at the Warriors newly christened arena in Mission Bay. DMB normally plays the Greek Theater in Berkeley or Shoreline when visiting the …

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Guitar Legend Adrian Belew announces live show at Sweetwater

Guitar legend Adrian Belew is well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more …

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New “Virtual Office” website for Contra Costa County debuts

A new website for Contra Costa County has launched to provide an inviting, mobile-friendly “virtual office” for the public. The website at www.contracosta.ca.gov offers a fresh look with more ways to find information quickly. The website features new icons that can be clicked on to access information, a “How Do …

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Prog rocker Robert Berry to perform at Firehouse Arts Center

Robert Berry is promising a wicked time for all on Friday the 13th at Night of the Living Prog with 3.2 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton as part of his first ever national tour. With his 30 year history of playing side by side with many of Prog and Rock music’s …

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