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Rankin Park playground summer program parents meeting Thursday

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Parents who want to learn more about the city’s summer’s program at Rankin Park playground can attend an information meeting Thursday at Martinez City Hall. Parents will get to meet the Martinez Recreation staff, who will give an overview of the summer schedule, including daily activities. In addition, staff will describe how they are trained, […]

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Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette MARTINEZ, Calif. – City of Martinez’s Annual Spring Cemetery Cleanup. Due to the numerous winter storms, there was quite the renaissance of those pesky annoying plants we all call “weeds” and the accumulation of numerous fallen branches. Although much was accomplished, more still needs to be […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Memorial Day in the parks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special activities on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day, the national holiday that honors those who died in service to the United States. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an admission-free day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help with […]

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At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last weekend, Vivian and I went to the Campbell Theater to see Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” It was a wonderful production. We were impressed with the lighting, sound, costumes, sets, direction, and acting. I highly recommend that you go see it for yourself. It runs through May […]

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Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After a series of interviews Monday night, Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose Jeremie Ginelli to succeed Bobbi Horack, who was forced to resign after moving out of that voting area. Ginelli is an attorney who also is a member of the Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission, and […]

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Local Coast Guard Auxiliary marks Marine Safety Week with vessel safety checks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Flotilla 57 will celebrate Marine Safety Week Saturday with vessel safety checks and refreshments. The celebration also concludes Safe Boating Week. Vessels passing the safety checks will receive a Coast Guard Auxiliary decal that shows boating law-enforcement and other safety agencies the boat complied with all federal and state laws during […]

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Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, I wanted to let you know Shell Martinez General Manager, Tom Rizzo, has elected to retire. His last day at Martinez will be July 3. Tom has over 35 years of experience with Shell in both Refining and Chemicals, as well as corporate, strategy and Projects & Technology roles. Tom has a held […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Meets Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today in the Board Room of the Martinez Unified School District building, 921 Susana St. Soroptimists’ ‘Evening Of Discovery’ Today Welcomes Public Area Soroptimists are welcoming people to their “Evening of Discovery” mixer today, to inform the public about […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Volunteer at Crab Cove

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District always welcomes volunteers to help with its wildlife preservation and habitat enhancement programs. There’s a good opportunity coming up on Sunday, May 19 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. It’s a work session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help prepare the center’s butterfly and native plant […]

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Column 1: Distressing

Column 1: Distressing

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist DISTRESSING, disgusting and disappointing are three terms which come to mind immediately when reading the details of the behavior of students at Martinez Junior High School, as reported from the recent meeting of the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education. The situation is appalling to those of […]

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