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Padres, Tatis, shut down A’s as Houston arrives for five games

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER San Diego got seven strong innings from Garrett Richards and Fernando Tatis Jr. belted his major league lead tying 15th home run to help lead the Padres to a 5-3 win over the A’s on a 100° day at the Coliseum Sunday afternoon. The loss sent Oakland …

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Manaea, slumbering bats lead A’s to much needed win over Padres

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s recorded their first win in ten days Saturday afternoon behind a solid start from Sean Manaea and 11 hits from an offense that provided a much needed shot in the arm during an 8-4 win over the San Diego Padres at the Coliseum. Coming into …

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Athletes rising to meet the challenges of historic opportunities

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Slavery existed in the United States since before its formal inception in 1776. Despite the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 that legally ended the practice of indentured servitude, systemic racism has festered in the genetic material of this nation, passed on from generation to generation. …

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Giants streak crashes and burns in double shutouts to Dodgers

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Giants seven-game winning streak came to a quick and inconspicuous end Thursday afternoon at Oracle Park in the form of back-to-back shutout loses to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The games came in the wake of a last-minute boycott of last nights game by both teams as …

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Historic Bank of Martinez building purchased by Credit Union

The City of Martinez is excited to announce the purchase of the historic Bank of Martinez building (a.k.a. Union Bank building) located in downtown at 634 Ferry Street. The building has been purchased by the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union (“Cooperative Center FCU”) and will serve as the Credit Union’s …

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Isolation at home a great time to rediscover Canning

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Are you finding it hard to keep busy while isolating at home during the age of COVID-19 ? With the ongoing pandemic, many people are learning how to bake, how to grow their own vegetables, how to repair their homes, and how to cook. Why not …

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Developer sues East Bay Parks over Concord Hills park plans

A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Concord-based developer Albert Seeno, III & Discovery Builders could delay the East Bay Regional Park District’s ability to move forward with implementation of its plans to provide public access at a new regional park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. On July …

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A’s walk-off against Halos in 10th stretches lead to 4 1/2 games

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Mark Canha’s tenth inning sacrifice fly drove in the winning run Sunday afternoon to give the A’s a 5-4 comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels in the rubber match of a three game series at the Coliseum. The win made Oakland the first team in the …

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Tyler Anderson’s gem leads Giants past DBacks for fifth straight

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Giants exploited shaky Arizona pitching to score four runs in the seventh inning and rode a three-hitter by Tyler Anderson to score a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday evening at Oracle Park. It was the first complete game of Anderson’s career, the first of the …

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Neutral court advantage could create surprises in NBA bubble

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ A wise collection of gentlemen once upbraided me about my powers of prognostication, suggesting, “Your crystal ball ain’t so crystal clear.” Be that as it may, and based on the most recent efforts made in that regard (my prediction of the Padres beating the Twins in the …

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