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Blues legend Buddy Guy gives a history lesson at The Masonic

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who was raised in the Jim Crow south and rose to influence the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn to name but a few, delivered a transcendent concert performance Saturday night at the Masonic in San Francisco. ...

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Giants shake off fatigue for third straight over Rockies, 5-2

BY RICK PORCARO The Giants rode the strong pitching of Madison Bumgarner and another home run from Kevin Pillar to bounce back quickly from last nights 18 inning marathon, defeating the Colorado Rockies again by a score of 5 -2 Saturday afternoon. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Giants ace Madison Bumgarner delivers a ...

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East Bay Regional Parks Celebrate Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Park District, but it’s always more special during the month of April when the Park District celebrates at multiple Earth Day events. Find your own way to celebrate the Earth: explore a new park, hike in nature, learn something new, ...

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Padres pitching shuts down Giants 3-1 behind Machado blast

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The struggling San Francisco Giants slow start to the 2019 season continued Wednesday as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Padres rookie Nick Margevicius delivers a pitch during San Diego’s 3-1 win over the Giants Wednesday afternoon. Margevicius ...

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Contra Costa County launches Bridge to Success pilot program

Contra Costa County has launched the Bridge to Success pilot program, a competitive integrated employment program that provides a pathway for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities to compete for regular County jobs at regular salaries. With the Bridge to Success program, Contra Costa joins counties, cities and other jurisdictions ...

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The Faim flashes their potential at Ace of Spades show

BY CATHERINE STITES Australian pop-rock group The Faim helped Andy Black kick off The Ghost of North America Tour Sunday night at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The group is said to be destined for big arenas and they energized the crowd with a passion that was easy to see over ...

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Graham Parker keeps squeezing out sparks in Berkeley concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to the same stage at the Freight & Salvage where he recorded a live album in 2011, Graham Parker dazzled an intimate crowd of 500 people at the small Berkeley club Saturday night with a engaging 90 minute set. The 68 year old British singer-songwriter is touring ...

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Rays, Glasnow, thump Giants 5-2 to spoil home opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kicking off their home season after a rough week on the road, the Giants didn’t find Tampa Bay in the mood to play along with any festivities at the newly christened Oracle Park Friday afternoon. The Rays wasted little time jumping on Dereck Rodriguez, scoring three first ...

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