Richmond becomes first city in Contra Costa County to ban plastic bags at retail outlets
Ordinance, which is set to take effect Jan. 1, also imposes a 5-cent fee on paper bags for two years, set to rise to 10 cents after
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A's lose 9-4 to Texas Rangers
The A's long streak of quality starting pitching may be beginning to fray.Coming into this week's series against the Rangers, the A's had gone 22 games without any starting pitcher having allowed more than four runs.
James Gandolfini, 'Sopranos' Star, Dead At 51
James Gandolfini, star of HBO's "The Sopranos," has died of a possible heart attack in Rome. He was 51.