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Mayor’s Message: Answering some questions Measure X

Mayor’s Message: Answering some questions Measure X

| October 11, 2018 | 5 Comments

It is now October and autumn is here. The days are shorter, it is dark when we get up for work, and it is getting darker every night when we come home. The air is still warm during the day, but the nights are getting crisper with each passing day. We are also in the […]

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Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

The houses on this year’s tour are in two clusters. The first is near Martinez Junior High School, a Spanish Revival structure built in 1931. The second grouping of homes is to the Southeast, near the 80 acres that formerly was the site of the Christian Brothers’ Novitiate and Winery prior to 1932, when the […]

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Column 1: Say what??

Column 1: Say what??

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

SAY WHAT?? The acknowledged ‘groper-in-chief’ who uses the Oval Office as a potty break between his jaunts across the country for political rallies, has now, to his hyped-up so-called supporters in the ‘heart of the nation’, sort of stubbed his toe by mocking a nationally-recognized accuser who told her story in front of the Senate […]

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Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A free exhibit of art by children and photographs of community-based child care centers is designed to show the availability of early child care programs in Contra Costa County. The show is the collaboration of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (ACS) and the Contra Costa County Community Services […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Meander through Morgan

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve east of Mt. Diablo is one of the more remote and beautiful regional parklands, with grasslands, oak groves, and panoramic views of the mountain and Central Valley. Naturalist Kevin Dixon will explore the park on a hike from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. It’s a strenuous trek, for […]

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Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

| October 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

Despite the current ban on the establishment of Pot Shops in Martinez, a recent city council meeting centered only on where, not if, a shop would be permitted. All the city council members appeared to assume that the opening of 1 or 2 marijuana dispensaries would be a boon to our city. The speakers in […]

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MCST wins league championship for seventh year in a row

MCST wins league championship for seventh year in a row

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

By COURTNEY MASELLA-O’BRIEN Contributor The Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters finished up the 2018 swim season with excellent results at the Twin County League Championships on July 28, 2018 and the Contra Costa County Championships on August 11 and 12, 2018. Once again MCST came out on top at the League Championship with a […]

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Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– From massive outdoor garden-scale layouts to tiny but detailed N-scale railroads, model train exhibits will be filling the parking lot in front of Just Trains for its annual open house. Just Trains, owned by Jim Anthony, is aptly named. It’s one of the few San Francisco Bay Area stores catering to model […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Oct. 3, 2018

Martinez Business Beat, Oct. 3, 2018

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Downtown Martinez Zombie Brew Crawl Tickets Available, Trunk-Or-Treat Oct. 28 Tickets to the Main Street Martinez Zombie Brew Crawl, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, are on sale. Participants will get to stroll through the downtown, visiting participating small businesses that will be serving samples of craft beers made at various breweries. Zombie costuming is not […]

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Raiders win in a battle against Browns

Raiders win in a battle against Browns

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By FELICIA D. PURCELL Martinez News-Gazette Reporter The last time the Oakland Raiders went 0-3 was 2014 and Dennis Allen was the head coach. Remember him? Midway through the fourth quarter it looked like those 2014 Raiders meaning they were going to lose yet another game they could have won. It was a battle between […]

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