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The Perfect Pumpkin at First Generation Farmers of Brentwood

BY DEBBRA J. MORRIS Sitting side by side with the hefty pumpkins used for decorating, are the smaller, smoother sugar pie or pie pumpkins. This heirloom variety is thought to have originated here in the eastern United States, and is a smaller cultivar of the Connecticut field pumpkin, one of ...

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Liz Phair continues to do it her way at The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Indie-Rock heroine Liz Phair’s sold out show at The Fillmore in San Francisco Thursday night was a homecoming of sorts. The 51 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist is touring in support of the recently released “Girly-Sound to Guyville,” a retrospective 25th Anniversary three disc set of her ...

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Herbie Hancock, Grace Potter and Bob Weir rock Sound Summit

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Nestled away deep in the hills of Mt. Tamalpais State Park with a spectacular view of the bay, the fourth annual Sound Summit music festival rocked a sun splashed crowd Saturday afternoon. Dedicated to raise funds for the conservation and protection of the natural resources of Mt. ...

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Martinez Measure X – Quality of Life & Essential Services

On July 23, 2018, the Martinez City Council unanimously placed Measure X – a local half-cent sales tax measure – on the November 6, 2018 ballot. If approved by voters, Measure X provides local funds for Martinez’s quality of life and essential services, including 911 response times and public safety, ...

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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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