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10,000 Maniacs Invade Yoshi’s in Oakland

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER It has been a long strange trip for the 10,000 Maniacs that began in southwest New York 35 years ago. Since becoming one of the most popular alternative rock bands of their era and recording multiple platinum selling albums before breaking up at the height of popularity, ...

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Peter Wolf presents A Cure For Loneliness to San Francisco

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Peter Wolf’s Thursday night concert in San Francisco was an engaging performance by an immensely talented artist who has dedicated his life to music. Whereas many aspiring male musicians have indicated that they got into music to meet girls, Wolf has often stated that he got into ...

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Forest Hills swim season comes to a happy ending

Forest Hills Swim Team’s regular season came to an end after a very busy weekend of swimming at the three-day Concord City Swim Meet at Cowell Pool on Aug. 5-7. As all of the swimmers enjoyed the ‘50s themed event, over 133 personal best times were earned by the Beavers, ...

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Five more dead birds, chicken contract West Nile

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Wednesday that five more dead birds and one chicken tested positive for West Nile virus. The birds were found in Antioch, Alamo, Brentwood, Concord and Orinda. The chicken is from Holland Tract, near Knightsen. “Taking precautions against mosquito bites wherever you ...

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Noralea Gipner files papers for Martinez City Council run

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a release sent by Noralea Gipner. Also entering the race this week is attorney Courtney Masella-O’Brien. Look for updates on the candidates in future editions of the Tribune. Noralea Gipner filed her papers to run for Martinez City Council, and said she is running to ...

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Beaver Fever …

This beavermobile (for lack of a better term) was a hit scooting around at the 9th annual Beaver Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The theme of this year’s free festival was “Ecosystem Engineers,” and featured over 40 environmental exhibits, live music, and lots of fun learning activities for people ...

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Pedestrian killed on Port Chicago Highway

On person is dead and another under investigation after an automobile struck a pedestrian Monday morning. At 7:42 a.m. Aug. 8, 2016, Concord Police received a report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Pacheco Street and Port Chicago Highway. Patrol and on-duty traffic unit officers, as well as ...

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A quick look at who’s entered the local political arena

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The deadline is Aug. 12 for candidates to formally file papers for the General Election this November, and races are now setting up for seats on both the Martinez City Council and the Martinez Unified School District Board. In the case of ...

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