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Guitar Legend Adrian Belew announces live show at Sweetwater

Guitar legend Adrian Belew is well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more …

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New “Virtual Office” website for Contra Costa County debuts

A new website for Contra Costa County has launched to provide an inviting, mobile-friendly “virtual office” for the public. The website at www.contracosta.ca.gov offers a fresh look with more ways to find information quickly. The website features new icons that can be clicked on to access information, a “How Do …

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Prog rocker Robert Berry to perform at Firehouse Arts Center

Robert Berry is promising a wicked time for all on Friday the 13th at Night of the Living Prog with 3.2 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton as part of his first ever national tour. With his 30 year history of playing side by side with many of Prog and Rock music’s …

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Jon Anderson brings his Wonderous Stories to Napa

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Bearing the voice that propelled some of the most recognizable hits of the classic rock era as lead singer for the progressive British band Yes, Jon Anderson arrived at the Uptown Theatre in Napa Saturday night for a rare solo appearance. Touring in support of his new …

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Longoria leads Giants past A’s 5-4 to take Bay Bridge series

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The San Francisco Giants took down the Oakland A’s 5-4 to take the Bay Bridge series before a crowd of 47,321 at the Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Evan Longoria’s three RBI’s led the Giants to a sweep of the two game weekend series in Oakland, enabling them to …

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Heirloom apple varieties making a comeback at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS After almost disappearing, apple varieties that were popular 30 to 40 years ago have been making a comeback. Discerning farmers’ market customers have learned to discriminate between a delightfully sweet or tart heirloom and those that are available in the supermarkets. People have grown weary of …

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Benicia Film Festival Returns for September Weekend

Benicia Film Festival returns for its sixth year to celebrate independent filmmakers and support arts and culture in Benicia. The three-day festival will welcome audiences at Benicia Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First Street, kicking off with a gala event on the evening of Friday, September 6th. The festival will conclude …

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A’s use small ball to take third straight from Houston 8-4

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Chris Bassitt and the A’s overcame a shaky start before settling down to pitch six strong innings Saturday afternoon and help Oakland to their third straight win over the Houston Astros by a score of 8-4 at the Coliseum. With the win, the A’s have now shaved …

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Astros pitching magic continues to dominate AL opponents

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ With Houston enjoying a 9.5 game lead over the A’s and rolling to a third straight division title as they arrive in Oakland for a four game weekend series, the Astros pitching philosophy has become the cornerstone of their sustained success in the AL West. But what …

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