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Winter squash nearing its peak season at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Winter squash is nearing its peak season and can be a tasty addition to your fall dinners. The state of California is the second largest producer of winter squash. Many heirloom varieties are coming back, varieties you won’t find anywhere else.   Hard-shelled, or “winter” squash, …

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Canha’s 11th inning walk-off gives A’s 1-0 win in pitchers duel

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Mark Canha’s 11th inning double drove home Jurickson Profar with the only run of the game, breaking up a pitchers duel and giving the A’s a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum. Canha laced a 1-2 sinker from Royals reliever Jessie …

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DeSaulnier condemns Trump for revoking CA’s Auto Standards

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) in condemning the Trump Administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s ability to set its own automobile emissions standards today. In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intent to roll back current fuel standards in 2018, Congressman DeSaulnier …

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Squeeze concert at The Fox showcases decades of hit making

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking a victory lap mid-way thru their fifth decade together, the British band Squeeze performed a highly entertaining career spanning concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Thursday night. Promoted as “The Squeeze Songbook Tour,” lead singer and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook and his songwriting partner, guitarist Chris Difford, have …

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Dave Matthews helps introduce Chase Center to the Bay Area

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Dave Matthews Band continued the march of elite headliners into the Chase Center Tuesday night, becoming just the second performers to grace the stage at the Warriors newly christened arena in Mission Bay. DMB normally plays the Greek Theater in Berkeley or Shoreline when visiting the …

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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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