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Simple Minds return to San Francisco a rousing success

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Thirty-Three years after earning the right to perform in front of a global audience of close to two billion people at Live Aid, Simple Minds found their way back to the Bay Area for a rare San Francisco performance Thursday night at the Masonic. While the height ...

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Mustard Greens from J&M Farms in Gilroy at the Farmers’ Market

BY DEBRA J MORRIS Related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, mustard greens are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking. They are also used in traditional Southern dishes. Cooked, they taste a lot like spinach, but with more ...

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Contra Costa Animal Services Offering Reduced Costs Adoptions

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between now and October 31st in an effort to alleviate crowded shelters. During this period, the adoption fee for all animals will be reduced to $50. Interested adopters can take advantage of this adoption promotion by visiting ...

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Edie Brickell bringing her New Bohemian streak to The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Edie Brickell & New Bohemians first burst onto the music scene with their breakthrough hit “What I Am” 30 years ago, but had only released three studio albums prior to last week. Their latest, the lively and infectious “Rocket,” their first since 2006, dropped last Friday just ...

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Warriors get rings, hold off Thunder, start quest for Three-Peat

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The two-time defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors returned to the Oracle court to grind out a 108-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night in their first meaningful game at home since Game 2 of The Finals against LeBron James and his former teammates with ...

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New Depression treatment introduced by Bay Area businessman

BY TIFFANY YOUNG According to the latest statistics, there are more than 16 million individuals in the United States who have experienced clinical depression in the past year. They make up around 6.7 percent of the country’s total population, and this number is alarming. Experts are saying that this number ...

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Warriors fall to Suns in ejection marred game, 117-109

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In a game Monday night where referee Ben Taylor mistakenly thought that the Oracle crowd had paid their hard earned money to watch him officiate, the Warriors fell to the Phoenix Suns 117-109 in a match-up where Taylor took center stage ahead of the two-time defending NBA ...

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County officials break ground on new I-680 Express Lanes

Transportation officials in Contra Costa County held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning on a $127 million project that will add 11 miles of a southbound carpool express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek, shortening drive times along Interstate Highway 680 by 10 to 15 minutes. When completed in 2021, the ...

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As a new season nears, these are the Warriors biggest threats

  BY MARTIN DAVIDSON The Golden State Warriors are a dynasty, and at this point they’re widely expected to keep winning titles until something dramatically changes the team. Local fans should keep in mind that this will probably happen at some point. 10-year dynasties don’t happen in modern sports, and ...

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Martinez resident gets 25 years to life in child molestation case

A former teacher at a Walnut Creek middle school pleaded guilty today to molesting multiple children under the age of 13, Contra Costa County prosecutors said. Michael Bartel, 34, of Martinez, entered the guilty plea to four counts of child molestation and Judge Patricia Scanlon sentenced him to 25 years ...

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