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Contra Costa County Library introduces five new library card designs

Contra Costa County Library introduces five new library card designs

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Library is excited to offer five new library card designs to the public beginning Tuesday, September 10. First time cardholders may choose one of the new designs when signing up. Those who already have cards may replace their current card at no charge. The new card designs include Mount Diablo, an […]

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MUSD Board meets Monday

MUSD Board meets Monday

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Unified School District meets Mon., Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at 921 Susana Street. These are someof the topics on the agenda: The board will discuss an alternate meeting date for November when Veteran’s Day falls on Monday, and take a final vote on eliminating the use of herbicide products containing the chemical […]

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Martinez Rotary sponsors Tech Trek

Martinez Rotary sponsors Tech Trek

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Rotary presented a check to Emilia Costa and Bianca Lewis for Tech Trek, the program they participated in this summer. Pleasant Hill/Martinez Branch of American Association of University women sponsored six junior high girls at the STEM camp which was held on the Sonoma State campus. The local branch of AAUW has been sending […]

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Column 1: Now is the time

Column 1: Now is the time

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist NOW IS THE TIME for all good Americans to come to the aid (rescue?) of their nation, a paraphrase of an old typing test. Now is the time to overcome the divisiveness which seems to have developed. Now is the time to come together to quell the violence […]

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Bruce Harold Commiskey

Bruce Harold Commiskey

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bruce Harold Commiskey Oct. 17, 1939 – Sept. 1, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Bruce Harold Commiskey passed away at age 79 on Sept. 1, 2019. Bruce was born in Troy, NY, but lived in Contra Costa County for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 1957 to Oct. 1960 […]

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MPD celebrating 100th: Saturday, 11 a.m. at City Hall

MPD celebrating 100th: Saturday, 11 a.m. at City Hall

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Police Department is inviting the public to join them in celebrating 100-years of keeping the community safe with a Safety Fair. The 100th Anniversary Safety Fair Celebration will at Ignacio Plaza, in front of City Hall on Sept. 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come to meet the officers, learn safety tips […]

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MUSD and MEA reach agreement

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez – The Martinez Education Association (MEA) and Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) reached an agreement for the 2019-2010 school year. The settlement approved Aug. 26, includes a restructuring of all MEA salary schedules, plus a 2% wage increase. All stipends will increase by 4 percent effective as of July 1, 2019. There were no […]

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Two productions take on classic plays

Two productions take on classic plays

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Martinez News-Gazette Columnist In his first hit play, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams wrote a heartfelt story based on his own life and that of his domineering mother, still living her colorful life as a southern belle, and created a fragile-as-glass sister, reflecting the emotions imprisoned in her painfully shy, somewhat erratic […]

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At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I like to travel. Every place that we visit seems to have a special landmark. That got me thinking about landmarks. Webster’s defines a landmark as “an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that […]

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Community Calendar: Fishing Derby and Mutt Strut on tap this month

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MUTT STRUT Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00 p.m. at Susana Park (Susana and Estudillo Streets) Categories include: Best Name, Best Tail, Best Trick, Best Costume, Looks most like Owner Calling all dogs! Register online at www.cityofmartinez.org or call 925-372-3510 FREE TWILIGHT FISHING DERBY FRIDAY Friday, September 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required by […]

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