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Jerebko, Durant lead Warriors past Mavs 120-116 at Oracle

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER After trailing most of the game, the Warriors chased down Dallas in the third quarter Saturday night, holding off the Mavericks 120-116 at Oracle behind a career-high 23 points off the bench from Jonas Jerebko. Dallas jumped out to 31-28 lead at the end of the first …

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Tangerines and Mandarins at the Martinez Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS At first glance, it is hard to tell the differences between tangerine and mandarin. Not only do they look alike, their taste is also similar and both grow on trees that also look similar. They both are part of the orange family; however, tangerines are a …

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New Exhibit pays homage to Redwoods through Conservation

The East Bay Regional Park District and Save the Redwoods League unveiled an Old Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit at Roberts Regional Recreation Area this past Saturday, celebrating its dedication with redwood lovers from around the Bay Area. The exhibit, found along Roberts Ridge Trail, preserves and …

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Stanford shuts down Cal 23-13 to maintain Bay Area Supremacy

  BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER K.J. Costello’s 46 yard touchdown pass to Cameron Scarlett and a pair of interceptions by Paulson Adebo helped lead Stanford to a 23-13 victory over Cal at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday, its ninth straight Big Game win. Adebo made a spectacular one-handed interception in …

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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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