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Paul McCartney’s Magical History tour blazes thru San Jose

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Presenting a treasure trove of classic Beatles and Wings material, Paul McCartney’s long and winding road arrived at SAP Pavilion in San Jose Wednesday night for another sold out performance on his “Freshen Up” tour. Having turned 77 just weeks ago, McCartney continues to amaze with near three hour …

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Longo’s blast and Samardzija’s arm carry Giants past Cards 1-0

BY RICK PORCARO Evan Longoria’s seventh-inning solo home run briefly interrupted a pitchers duel, breaking up Jack Flaherty‘s no-hit bid in the process, giving the Giants all the offense they would need to reach the All-Star break on a high note with a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. …

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Howard Jones revives MTV glory days & looks towards the future

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Nearly two generations after appearing at Live Aid and becoming one of the largest stars in the MTV galaxy, British new wave pioneer Howard Jones delivered a jubilant performance highlighting his four decade career in music Friday night at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Jones, 64, had ten top 40 hit …

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Semien’s slam seals series win against Twins 7-2

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Marcus Semien’s eighth inning grand slam broke open a close game Thursday afternoon, leading the A’s to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in an Independence Day matinee at the Coliseum. Semien, who also hit a solo home run leading off the fifth, blasted the first pitch …

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Stanford alum Jason Castro returns to the Bay with Twins

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ By any reasonable measure, Jason Castro has been a success, earning a degree in Economic Sociology from Stanford, an elite academic institution. And in 2012 he married his college girlfriend Maris, a lacrosse player for the Cardinal. Drafted by Houston as the tenth overall pick in the …

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Martinez author releases new book prior to Concord appearance

BY LELIA FIGUEROA David Hagerty, a Martinez-based crime writer, recently released the fourth novel to his series of political murder mysteries, all of which are based on true events. Titled “They Tell Me You Are Cunning,” his newest effort just hit the shelves this week. Continuing on the storyline of …

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Can the Warriors Keep the Other Splash Brother ?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS The free agency of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been a talking point over the past few months, and rightfully so. He is arguably one of the three best basketball players in the world and was the difference in the Warriors’ back-to-back championship runs. But …

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Dido Still on the Minds of nostalgic Masonic after 15 year leave

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning for her first world tour in 15 years, English pop star Dido emphatically displayed that both her angelic voice and stage presence have only aged like a fine wine before a sold-out crowd at The Masonic in San Francisco Wednesday night. One of the best-selling artists of All-Time in the UK, her 1999 debut album, No …

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Dahl’s 5 RBI day leads Rockies past Samardzija and Giants 5-3

BY J.A.SCHWARTZ David Dahl’s third inning grand slam off Jeff Samardzija helped bring Colorado back from an early deficit, leading the Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Giants in the rubber match of a three game set at Oracle Park Wednesday afternoon. Dahl’s career high five RBI’s on the …

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Things to remember when a senior with dementia is delirious

BY PURNIMA SREENIVASAN Delirium is not dementia nor depression. As we revisit Dementia and Alzheimer’s this month dedicated to its awareness, delirium becomes more significant than ever. With growing research on delirium, hospitalization risks, along with morbidities and mortalities related to it, it’s time to understand why we must revisit …

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