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Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way on eponymous new album

BY KARYN A. POKLETAR Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is back with his eighth solo LP. The songwriter has returned, following a litany of personal challenges: open heart surgery, a divorce after 21 years of marriage and exile from the Mac mother ship with the self-titled Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham …

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Side Hustle! Unique Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Feast

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS This Thanksgiving, take a break from your traditional recipes and change it up with some new and interesting side dishes to serve with the big bird. Yes, it’s nice to enjoy favorite dishes that have been handed down through the generations for this special day, but …

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Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers to help Deliver Grocery Bags

At 66, Dianne never imagined she would depend on others to do her grocery shopping. Walking is difficult for her, which makes going to the supermarket challenging, and because she lives on a fixed income, she faces yet another obstacle to obtaining healthy food. “I didn’t plan on my life …

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Travel Essentials for Your Winter Vacation

BY KAYLA BEIRNE The holidays are the perfect time to take a fun trip in the snow with friends and family. Explore the travel essentials you’ll need for your winter vacation. Winter holidays are coming up fast, and it’s the perfect time to plan your seasonal vacation. However, deciding what …

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Underground Echoes: Who Actually Saved Abraham Lincoln?

BY JUDIE & JOSEPH PALMER This column is different than our previous submissions for instead of an Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery decedent’s bio or focusing on its history, we will be addressing the folklore contributed to one of its residents – Eliza Nottingham. She is alleged to have saved “Abe” when …

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A.J. Croce expands own legacy with new album + Berkeley gig

Nashville-based singer/songwriter A.J. Croce has always traveled on his own musical road. For more than twenty years, the creative pop iconoclast has tapped a variety of Americana sounds in crafting his music. Many of Croce’s albums have appeared on Top 40, AAA, Americana, College, and Blues charts and when his …

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CC County Fish + Wildlife Committee Accepting Grant Applications

The Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee is now accepting applications from individuals and groups interested in enhancing the fish and wildlife resources of the County. Grant applications must be received by Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 5:00 pm. The Fish and Wildlife Committee strongly encourages applications related to …

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Jobs for People Who Want To Help People

BY KAYLA BEIRNE This list of jobs for people who want to help people will show you there are always opportunities for people who want to do good in the world. Some people are born helpers. They get the most fulfillment when they’re assisting people through a challenge, or solving …

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Sheryl Crow’s new album Live From The Ryman gives us More

BY KARYN A. POKLETAR After a career that’s spanned over 30 years, Sheryl Crow has evolved from an elementary school music teacher to an internationally recognized artist of rock-pop-blues and country music fame. Live From The Ryman And More circles back on the “If It Makes You Happy“ singers career …

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October Baseball: Let the games in the National League begin

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Following yesterday’s American League preview, we now turn our focus to the National League, with the 106 win Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of 19 of their last 22 games (including a franchise record 17 in a row), Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. …

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