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Pomegranates in season, just in time for the holidays

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS This is pomegranate season, just in time for the holidays. What could be prettier than a sparkling pomegranate cider or a fresh salad with pomegranate seeds? These beauties can even be used for decorating because they last quite a while when not opened. Pomegranates have a ...

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OKC throttles Warriors, handing champs fourth straight loss

BY MARKO UKALOVIC Dennis Schroder is becoming the secret weapon for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He led his team past the Golden State Warriors coming off the bench with 32 points in 28 minutes in a dominating 123-95 victory on Thanksgiving Eve at Oracle Arena. While the Warriors were able ...

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Bad air quality closes all public schools in County on Friday

All 18 public school districts in Contra Costa County (as well as Contra Costa County Office of Education programs) will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to worsening air quality conditions throughout the county. Contra Costa County K-12 school districts include: Acalanes Union High School District, Antioch Unified School ...

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Supervisors outline process, timeline for cannabis businesses

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors outlined some of their ideas for regulating commercial cannabis operations during their meeting in Martinez on Tuesday afternoon. During public comment, advocates and community members urged the board to help county residents achieve easier access to cannabis by helping to increase the number ...

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Short-handed Warriors bounce back to trounce Nets 116-100

BY MARKO UKALOVIC With no Stephen Curry (groin strain) or Draymond Green (toe injury) in the lineup, The Golden State Warriors relied on All-Star Kevin Durant and back up point guard Quentin Cook to lead the way past the Brooklyn Nets 116-100 in a rebound win on Saturday evening at ...

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Milwaukee embarrasses flat Golden State 134-111 at Oracle

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In their first meeting with one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season, a lethargic effort by the Warriors led to 134-111 pasting by the Milwaukee Bucks in a match-up of the two highest scoring teams in the league Thursday night at Oracle Arena. ...

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Warriors swamp Pelicans again behind 37 from Curry

©DANIEL GLUSKOTERKevin Durant gets met by the long arm of the Pelicans Julius Randle on the way to the basket Wednesday night during the Warriors 131-121 over New Orleans at Oracle Arena. Durant finished with 24 points to go along with eight assists. BY FRANK SUMRALL Back at Oracle Arena ...

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Washington St. rallies to top Stanford 41-38 at the Farm

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Gardner Minshew threw for three touchdowns in Washington State’s 41-38 win over the Stanford Cardinal Saturday night at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto,, seriously derailing the prospect of the Cardinal reaching the Pac-12 championship game. The win gives the 14th ranked Cougars (7-1, 4-1) sole possession of ...

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Cal’s defense propels 12-10 upset over 15th ranked Huskies

©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Evan Webster (89) and Cal’s defense was the story on Saturday, holding the 15th ranked Washington Huskies to just 13 first downs in the Bears 12-10 win at Memorial Stadium. Webster returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown and the win improved the Bears record to 5-3. ...

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