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Martinez Business Beat, Aug. 1, 2018

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Garageland Rodeo, ‘Hook’ Entertain Thursday At Main Street Plaza Garageland Rodeo is the band playing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the latest event in the Shell Martinez Refinery Downtown Martinez Summer Concert and Movie summer series. The band is a seven-piece free-wheeling powerhouse that plays rock and blues with a heavy soul influence. The blend […]

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Public Library News: Big bag of books sale

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., August 4. Martinez Public Library (lower level), 740 Court Street. Choose from thousands of gently-used books and DVDs; then fill a grocery sack for $5. All proceeds support library programs. Free admission. 925-229-1959.

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John Furtado

John Furtado

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Furtado Feb. 12, 1925 – July 16, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. John was born February 12, 1925 in Port Costa, John is survived by his son Michael Furtado, his daughter Shirley Bohannon, his three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren, and also his wonderful friend Debbie Heaney. Services are pending.

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Letter to the Editor: Grass fires

Letter to the Editor: Grass fires

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Out along Alhambra Valley Road, on the west side just past John Swett school, there is a considerable build-up of wild dry grass. In years gone past this fire danger got remedied by cows grazing on the various ranches. That apparently is no longer permitted so we have a serious danger that needs to be […]

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MCST wraps up a busy and successful June with three meets in the last week

MCST wraps up a busy and successful June with three meets in the last week

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MCST in Antioch Tanner Lopez, Nelly Nevares, Jenna Hekl, Briar Cue, Alathea Fuller, Addie Purweal, Dani Morill, and Sierra Thompson. By COURTNEY MASELLA-O’BRIEN The Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters started off a busy week on June 25, 2018 with the Middle Ages Invitational at Gehringer Park in Concord. The invitational was for local 9 […]

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Adopt a pet, July 29, 2018

Adopt a pet, July 29, 2018

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available for adoption from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Patty Cakes, No. A0921543 is a friendly and fun-filled dog that has proven so compatible with other dogs that Contra Costa County Animal Services has been using her to test the personalities of other dogs at the shelter. She is a brown and […]

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Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Editor’s note: A showing of the recently restored Francis Ford Coppola film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Shell Club House. The benefit for the Martinez Historical Society will take place starting at 6 p.m. A small portion of the […]

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Supervisors’ forum sheds lights on sheriff’s ICE notifications

Supervisors’ forum sheds lights on sheriff’s ICE notifications

| July 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made 284 requests in 2017 to be notified if Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office planned to release an undocumented immigrant from its custody, and of those, 63 notifications were made, Sheriff David O. Livingston said. His report was part of Tuesday’s ICE Access Forum mandated […]

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New play opening at the Campbell finds comedy in death

New play opening at the Campbell finds comedy in death

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor Women of Words premiered its sixth show at the Campbell Theater this weekend, opening “Dearly Departed” on Friday, a goofy southern comedy about life, death, and family. Written by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones, “Dearly Departed” premiered in New Haven Connecticut in 1991, and that same year […]

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Column 1: Say that again

Column 1: Say that again

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “SAY THAT AGAIN”, was the quote of the week seen and heard around the world. Who said it? Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, while being interviewed on MSNBC LIVE at a nationwide security meeting in Colorado. Why? He was just told by interviewer Andrea Mitchell that Vladimir […]

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