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Roger Waters recreates Pink Floyd, blasts Trump in San Jose

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Like a space ship releasing a time capsule that flashed back to a more innocent era, Roger Waters “Us + Them” Tour landed in the Bay Area on Wednesday night for a show at the SAP Pavilion in San Jose. The often dark 2 1/4 hour performance …

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Blue Jays Donaldson haunts A’s again in home stand finale

BY RYAN LEONG The 2017 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. If you like home runs, they’ll provide plenty of offense. Unfortunately they don’t offer much in the way of pitching and are terrible defensively. Wednesday’s homestand finale provided a sample of what the team offers. They got a …

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Strickland’s Beanball Ignites a BaseBrawl in Holiday loss to Nats

BY RYAN LEONG Memorial Day is best known as a time to remember and pay respects to all those who have died while serving in the armed forces. But It seems to have a different meaning for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Strickland has not forgotten that Nationals phenom Bryce Harper …

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Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers lift BottleRock’s Bash

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The fifth annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival concluded with a bang Sunday night as the Foo Fighters brought the Memorial Day weekend event to a boisterous close with over 120,000 fans attending the three day event. With temperatures consistently milder than during last years festival, the …

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Jean-Michel Jarre’s Electronic Festival Lights up the Greek

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Multifaceted French artist and composer Jean-Michel Jarre continued his first ever U.S. concert tour with a stop at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Friday night as part of a brief nine city North American trek. Jarre, the 68 year old son of concentration camp survivors from …

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The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary tour coming to Saratoga

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The legendary English rock band The Moody Blues is preparing for their rapidly approaching two month North American tour that will see them celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their epic album “Days of Future Passed” by playing it in it’s entirety for the first time with early …

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French violinist Jean Luc Ponty coming to the Regency Ballroom

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Legendary French musician Jean Luc Ponty, one of the finest and most esteemed violinist in the world is coming to the Bay Area. Long renowned as one of the premier virtuoso performers of his time, Ponty and his band will be at the Regency Ballroom in San …

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A’s blast Red Sox three times before dropping finale

BY RYAN LEONG As well as the A’s played against Boston in this four game series, Sunday’s game was forgettable unless you’re a Red Sox fan. After outscoring the Sox 19-8 in the first three games, the A’s were routed in the finale 12-3, eliminating any hope for the first …

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Giants show signs of life, but Kershaw ends five game streak

BY RYAN LEONG As good as the Giants home stand was, it wouldn’t be remembered as great unless they could find a way to knock out Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. The Giants had their rotation set up with their current ace on the mound as Johnny Cueto was on the …

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Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Places, the City of Martinez Grammar School/City Hall. Is that not a nice birthday present?  In 1992, Page …

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