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Column 1: Memorial Day

Column 1: Memorial Day

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist MEMORIAL DAY, the historic and traditional annual event celebrated in many ways by millions of Americans of all ages, and once again saw our nation decked out in the beautiful stars and stripes, bunting and posters celebrating and remembering those Americans lost in the wars past and present. […]

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John Muir Land Trust announces Painted Rock is saved

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Land Trust To Acquire 84-Acre Property In Lamorinda MARTINEZ, CA — John Muir Land Trust (JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it will acquire and permanently preserve Painted Rock, the prominent 84-acre hill near the boundary of Moraga and Lafayette, CA. Thousands of local residents made generous donations to The Campaign To Save Painted Rock and are […]

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“Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” is top-notch

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Special to the Gazette If you, like me, enjoy bluegrass and country music, then you are bound to be put in hillbilly heaven if you attend. The Center Repertory Company’s new show, “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie”, is once again a terrific, moving, and inspirational evening of some […]

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Underground Echoes: Where is Velda Dunn?

Underground Echoes: Where is Velda Dunn?

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette Velda Lillian Dunn-Acker, 20, gave birth to her only son Donald Jay Acker, February 27, 1934 in Los Angeles but died during the delivery. Her siblings retrieved her body for burial in Martinez and broke off all contact with her husband and son. This past July, […]

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Martinez Police blotter for May 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for May 1-15, 2019

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm, Officer Miller responded to a fight at Amtrak. A man was arrested for public intoxication. Case# 19-1235. At 6:40 am, Sergeant Muncher took a vehicle burglary report from a resident in the 200 block of Sunnybrae Drive. The vehicle’s window was smashed and a nail gun was taken. […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 29, 2019

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Main Street Summer Wine Stroll Tickets Available Advance tickets for the June 8 summer Wine Stroll are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-martinez-summer-wine-stroll-2019-tickets-61122491016?aff=website. The Downtown Summer Wine Stroll will take place at 2:30 p.m. June 8, giving participants a chance to stroll from one downtown Martinez business to another, getting wine samples and other treats as they […]

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Army vet Frank Baughman visits Washington D.C.

Army vet Frank Baughman visits Washington D.C.

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez resident Frank Baughman, 91-years-old, recently made a visit to Washington D.C. accompanied by his daughter Anne Bernecker. Frank was born in Oakland and graduated from Oakland Tech High School. He then studied at the University of Nevada at Reno and the University of Utah. Frank served in the Army and was stationed in post-combat […]

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At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist After church services at Saint Catherine’s last week, we had “hospitality hour” or, as I refer to it, Doughnut Sunday. It was the highlight of my weekend. There is something about doughnuts that brings out the best in people. I never see anyone sad on Doughnut Sunday. On the […]

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Diane Ray Strickland

| May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Diane Ray Strickland July 4, 1937 – Feb. 16, 2019 Resident of Burney, Calif. Diane passed away on February 16, 2019, after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer. Diane was born on July 4, 1937, to the late Lawrence and Verda Ray. She was raised in Martinez, California. She attended Alhambra High school where she […]

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Ruben G. Ochoa

| May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ruben G. Ochoa Oct. 9, 1927 – May 14, 2019 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Ruben G. Ochoa, AKA ladies man, handyman, shutterbug, cook and accomplished traveler, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Ruben loved cooking in his kitchen every year turning out great tasting fruitcakes by the dozen. His daily meals always included some type […]

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