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Herbie Hancock, Grace Potter and Bob Weir to headline benefit

The fourth annual Sound Summit music festival is returning to the slopes of Mount Tamalpais for another festive and eclectic day of music high above San Francisco Bay on September 8th. Jazz legend and musical icon Herbie Hancock will be topping a bill that includes stellar rock vocalist Grace Potter, …

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September to bring a fresh crop of produce to Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS The flavors of fall are now arriving at your local farmers’ market ! September is the best time of year to enjoy late summer’s produce, while discovering the bounty that early fall brings. Your farmers are bringing the last of the peaches and nectarines, summer squash, …

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Employee injured in Minor Explosion at Martinez Water Plant

This morning at approximately 7:45 am at the Water Treatment Plant, located at 3003 Pacheco Boulevard, employees reported an explosion of a 100-gallon Sodium Hypochlorite container. Martinez Police Officers, Contra Costa County Fire, and Contra Costa County Hazmat responded. One employee was transported to the hospital for assessment due to …

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David Byrne keeps making sense with American Utopia tour

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER 35 years after he guided The Talking Heads to “Stop Making Sense”, David Byrne clearly demonstrated that his genius continues to shine as he returned to share his view of an “American Utopia” at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco Wednesday evening. Backed by the precise …

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Astros chase Manaea, power past A’s 9-4 to retain first place

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In a battle for first place with a playoff like atmosphere, the A’s jumped out to an early lead Sunday afternoon before succumbing to a barrage of home runs to the Houston Astros 9-4 before a crowd of 29,143 at the Coliseum. With the win, the Astros …

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats electrify The Fox

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats brought their upbeat brand of Roots-Rock Americana to the Fox Theater in Oakland Saturday night for the first of a pair of sold-out shows. Rateliff, 39, is the face and lead vocalist of the Denver based band that has pleasantly merged …

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Martinez Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) is currently accepting grant applications for its fall 2018 grant review. Nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications. The deadline is Sept. 15, 2018. Established in 1993, MCF …

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Gordon’s 12th inning homer leads Mariners 2-0 win over A’s

BY ANTHONY SOSA With the game knotted at zero in the bottom of the 12th inning, Dee Gordon lined a two-run home run over the right-field wall to give the Seattle Mariners a dramatic victory over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum. Seattle avoided a three-game sweep …

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10 Local Groups Join Forces to End Unemployment in CC County

Even though the Bay Area job market may feel red-hot, nearly 16,000 Contra Costa residents remain unemployed and are looking for work. To help these individuals find a job or start a new career, ten organizations have partnered with Contra Costa County and its Workforce Development Board (WDBCCC) to create …

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Hundley hammers Pirates to back D-Rod’s gem, Giants get split

BY ANTHONY SOSA Dereck Rodriguez, yet again, pitched lights out and the Giants used some timely offensive production to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. The win earned the Giants a split of the four-game series. It was just their third win in their past 12 …

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