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Martinez Business Beat, June 20, 2018

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sonoma Raceway Offers Enhancement for Toyota/Save Mart 350 Events The Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend Friday through Sunday will introduce fans to several enhancements to Sonoma Raceway, track officials said. Sonoma Raceway will honor first responders and local heroes as part of its Sonoma Rising program that acknowledges those affected by the devastating wildfires that […]

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Cooler temps, new contest boost crowds at annual BBQ Festival

Cooler temps, new contest boost crowds at annual BBQ Festival

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Event disrupted by protestors on Saturday MARTINEZ, Calif. – With favorable weather and a picturesque venue the annual King of the County BBQ Festival hosted by the Martinez Chamber of Commerce drew large crowds eager to sample a variety of food. Last year a stifling heat wave kept the crowd low at the yearly festival, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have a problem in this town, and let’s put it frank, it’s not just exclusive to our town. In fact this problem happens to be in every town around the nation, and even the city of San Francisco has gotten to the point that they had to have a ballot measure to deal with […]

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At Home With Jeff: Best of plans

At Home With Jeff: Best of plans

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist I have finished enough home improvement projects to understand that the final product is never one hundred percent what was initially envisioned. Colors look different after you get them home from the store. Dimensions must be compressed or stretched slightly to fit in with existing conditions that are almost […]

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Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello

Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Salvador Joseph “Tuti” Aiello May 21, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2017 Resident of Port Townsend, Wash. With sadness in our hearts, we share the news of the passing of our beloved Sal “Tuti” Aiello. He passed peacefully at home into God’s care on November 5, 2017 Sal was born in Martinez, CA. and graduated from […]

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MCST kicks off season with a splash

MCST kicks off season with a splash

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By COURTNEY MASELLA-O’BRIEN Contributor The Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) had a busy and successful start to its season, winning both of its meets at home over the weekend. The team’s first dual meet of the season was Saturday June 9, 2018 at Rankin Aquatic Center against the American Canyon Ahi. MCST won the meet […]

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Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez does not have School Resource Officer even though the City Council set a goal (June 13, 2017) to put one in place. According to their own goal document: – The School Resource Officer position is funded – The School Resource Officer position was identified, by the City Council, as a TOP PRIORITY – The […]

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The microbrewery cluster

The microbrewery cluster

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ZACH SEAL City of Martinez Economic Development Coordinator MARTINEZ, Calif. – An emerging microbrewery cluster is blossoming in downtown Martinez and pollinating Main Street businesses with new customers. Del Cielo (“From Heaven” in Spanish) and Five Suns Brewing both opened recently and are serving up microbrews while building synergies with downtown businesses. “Our microbreweries […]

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A day at the Ballpark: Henry keeps score

A day at the Ballpark: Henry keeps score

| June 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

By Jamie Jobb Special to the News-Gazette With no programs available and the scoreboard ignoring balls and strikes, Martinez Clippers fans had their work cut out for them as the home squad lost all four games of its inaugural homestand last weekend at Joe DiMaggio Field 3. For the most part fans understood their need […]

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Colleges recognizing Martinez students

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several Martinez students have been recognized for their accomplishments at college, according to statements released by those schools. Gezel Eberhart earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University, a coeducational, nonsectarian school 90 minutes north of New York. The school is ranked among the top regional universities in the North. Kelley Morley has […]

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