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Contra Costa Animal Services offering reduced cost adoptions during Big Love Valentine’s Day special

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Promotion offered at CCAS’ Martinez & Pinole adoption centers to ensure everyone has a chance to find love this Valentine’s Day Martinez, CA – Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between February 14th and February 28th in an effort to help Bay Area residents and families find love […]

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Health Fair at Senior Center

Health Fair at Senior Center

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Emma Noble, CVS Pharmacy Hearing Specialist (left), visits with representatives of Senior Care Plus, Veronica Cruz, Nicolette Cruz and Arnold Apolinar. Emma Noble consults with June Vega of Martinez. (photos by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)

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Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP) work session tonight

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A City Council Special Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the Work Session on February 13, 2019, staff will ask Council for input on which Core Services and which Economic Centers to prioritize during the next two-year budget cycle. With clear direction from the Work Session, staff […]

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Thought-provoking production at Campbell Theater

Thought-provoking production at Campbell Theater

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Martinez Gazette Contributor MARTINEZ, Calif. – Over this past year I’ve deliberately been spending more time at the Campbell theater in Martinez for a very good reason; the quality of theatrical productions and the stories that are told there are valuable stories of humanity that resonate with me, bringing me enjoyment and […]

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Martinez Police make two gun-related arrests

Martinez Police make two gun-related arrests

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Monday around 8:13 p.m. hours, Martinez Police Department officers was dispatched to the 400 block of Gilger Avenue for a welfare check. A neighbor in the area heard a gunshot come from a residence earlier in the day, and no activity had been noticed in the house since hearing the gunshot. Officers arrived and […]

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Park It: Great backyard bird count

Park It: Great backyard bird count

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Birding enthusiasts worldwide will join in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, scheduled for Friday through Monday, Feb. 15 through 18. It’s an annual project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society in partnership with Bird Studies Canada. The idea is to count the birds you see for 15 minutes on one […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Feb. 13, 2019

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cars, Kids & Coffee’ Sunday At The Cobra Experience The monthly “Cars, Kids and Coffee” at the Cobra Experience, 777 Arnold Drive, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Cars of any type are welcome at this get-together. The event takes place every third Sunday of the month. Those interested may call […]

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Betty Ruth Cole

Betty Ruth Cole

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Betty Ruth Cole March 2, 1946 – Feb. 5, 2019 Resident of Oakley, Calif. Betty passed away on Tuesday of a heart attack and will be greatly missed. She touched many lives with her gentle spirit and caring nature. Betty was born in Glendale, CA and grew up in Martinez, CA. She is survived by brother […]

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Column 1: Awesome

Column 1: Awesome

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist AWESOME is one term to express the efforts of the Martinez Education Foundation for the past three decades, since 1985, when it provided $1,000 for computer software/printer, the first grant by the MEF. This year’s grant program of $165,193 brings the total of aid to teachers and classrooms […]

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‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor “White Guy On the Bus,” the new play being produced by Women of Words Productions at the Campbell Theater, is probably best described as “complex.” Unabashedly racially and politically charged, the play is in turns thought-provoking, insightful, and infuriating, depending on your point of view and political leaning. […]

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