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Curry’s love letter to ‘The Town’

Curry’s love letter to ‘The Town’

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stephen Curry hosts event in Oakland By FELICIA D. PURCELL Martinez News-Gazette Reporter The Warriors have officially begun their final countdown at Oracle Area before moving into the new Chase Center in San Francisco next fall. To show his appreciation for the town he’s played for all 10 years of his NBA career, Stephen Curry […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarch butterfly programs

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although monarch butterflies have not arrived in great numbers this year to spend the winter at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, park naturalists are still offering programs highlighting the amazing insects, with emphasis on how their numbers can be preserved and increased. Monarch spotting programs are scheduled from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays through […]

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Special drop-off recycling collections return after the holidays

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ever notice you have accumulated way too much cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic film packaging during the holidays? Good news, you’re not alone, and if you are a Martinez resident, Republic Services and the City of Martinez are again partnering on a free drop-off recycling collection program after the holidays to give you multiple opportunities to […]

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Column 1: So it’s 2019!

Column 1: So it’s 2019!

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist SO, IT’S 2019! Yippeeee! Now, what’s going to happen next? We’ve hooted and hollered, blown horns, fired off some fireworks, tilted the champagne glasses, toasted each other, grabbed someone nearby for a kiss, and sang the song associated with New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne, I think, although […]

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Pinole burglary suspects crash car in Martinez, three in custody

Pinole burglary suspects crash car in Martinez, three in custody

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A car containing four people suspected of burglary crashed Thursday afternoon on California Highway 4 and Alhambra Avenue Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Three of the four in the vehicle have been apprehended, but police are still seeking the fourth person, they said. On Thursday, January 3, at 1:58 p.m., an alert citizen contacted the Pinole […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Jan. 2, 2019

Martinez Business Beat, Jan. 2, 2019

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

States Coffee Expands Responding to its growing popularity, States Coffee and Mercantile its seating from from its original 609 Ward St. address into the space next door that once was a local post office. Martinez, Hispanic Chambers Slate Mixer The Martinez Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will team up for a […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Trails Challenge 2019

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re in the mood for some family-friendly festivities to start the New Year, Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley stands ready to help. The park will host a “Family Game Night and Campfire” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. Bring your favorite card or board game, skit ideas, a blanket and […]

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Pedestrian bridge installed

Pedestrian bridge installed

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Portions of the prefabricated steel pedestrian walkover that will be erected over the Union Pacific Railroad have arrived near the Amtrak Station. This is part of the final phase of the Intermodal Facility Project that is being underwritten by Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measure J sales tax revenues. Gordon N. Ball of Alamo was awarded […]

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Bulldogs bounce back after tough week

Bulldogs bounce back after tough week

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Matt Sieger Martinez, Calif. – After three consecutive losses last week, the Alhambra High basketball team had to make a choice. “We had quite possibly our toughest week of the season,” said coach Chris Petiti. “We played three road games against three teams that are tough and well coached with quality players. I told […]

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Party like it’s 1999

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day. The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere. Tryin’ to run from the destruction.” From the Prince song titled “1999.” I remember Y2K very well. It’s hard to believe that was 19 years ago. […]

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