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Letter to the Editor: Guns and emotions

Letter to the Editor: Guns and emotions

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

An open letter to the community-at-large and the City of Martinez Planning Commission Last week the Martinez News-Gazette published Column One and a pair of readers’ letters voicing support for an underground gun range envisioned as part of a proposed downtown outdoor outfitters bazaar and shooters club in the old “opera house” building at Ferry […]

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Column 1: Business downtown

Column 1: Business downtown

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist BUSINESS DOWNTOWN has shown some ‘spark’ in recent years. However, there is much more to be done to bring it to a viable level attracting shoppers, diners, visitors in greater numbers. Ask any merchant if he or she would like to see many more customers. A proposal on […]

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Find your ancestors and more at the library

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There is more than books and quiet at Martinez Library this summer. We just added ancestry.com to our electronic resources so people can come in and research their family tree,” Serenity Dean, reference librarian remarked. “…Have you heard that there are no library fines for late returned books at Contra Costa County […]

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Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A collaborative pilot program aimed at the intransigent homeless situation downtown will offer food, cleanliness, medical care, resources and hope every Wednesday during August on Green Street near the Senior Center. The location is temporary, but organizers hope the program’s effectiveness will make it a prototype that other cities with the same […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

The Hometown Herbalist: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Summer is in full swing and with it comes that sweet East Bay heat. While I love cooking in the kitchen I generally take the hotter months to give my oven a break, focusing my culinary pursuits on salads, grilling, and quick stove-top meals. With the garden […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Free concert at Crab Cove

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Among the many pleasures that are offered during summertime in the East Bay Regional Parks are the free concerts, and there’s one on Friday, Aug. 9 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, featuring the band “Jazz Mafia.”. The center stays open until 8 p.m. with activities on the deck starting at 4:30. The concert […]

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Contra Costa Health Services reminds residents to make healthy plans for weekend heat

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

With temperatures over 100 degrees expected in much of Contra Costa County this weekend, Contra Costa Health Services reminds all residents to take steps to stay safe and healthy in the heat. Stay inside in an air-conditioned space during the hottest parts of the day, if possible. Indoor, air-conditioned public spaces such as libraries, indoor […]

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Letter to the Editor: Sporting goods store plans should move forward

Letter to the Editor: Sporting goods store plans should move forward

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every now and then, a municipal issue arises that becomes a potential watershed moment for the city council and the community. It seems that one has arisen in Martinez with the proposed downtown development of an ambitious outdoor sporting goods store in the mold of Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops, which would occupy a large […]

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Maintenance at Shell

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

We want to give you a heads up that there is a variety of work happening at the refinery this summer, beginning in July and lasting through early September. It is a series of planned activities for maintenance at the facility. There may be some noise, minimal flaring and additional lighting. We also expect more […]

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Thanks from Bocce Federation

Thanks from Bocce Federation

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the Martinez Bocce Federation Board of Directors I would like to Thank the following Martinez Businesses. They all gave so generously to our annual Fourth of July Bocce tournament raffle. Hagins Automotive, Mary Kay Cosmetics by Suzie Tendick, the Martinez Yacht Club, Main Street Sweets, Slice of Italeigh Pizza, Luigi’s, Marina Market, […]

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