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Hamlin wins crash-filled Daytona 500

Hamlin wins crash-filled Daytona 500

| February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time Sunday. This time, he had teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones in tow, giving owner Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2-3 finish in NASCAR’s iconic race in its premiere series. The first time Hamlin won the legendary race was 2016, when he barely edged Martin Truex […]

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Sam Bass, 57, dies Saturday, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist

Sam Bass, 57, dies Saturday, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a long battle with kidney disease, motorsport artist Sam Bass died Saturday at 57. His wife, Denise, made the announcement on his social media account. Bass was NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist who was asked to design a program cover for the 1985 Coca-Cola 600 in 1985, a year after he moved to Charlotte, […]

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Daytona 500 Drivers: ‘We’re ready to race!’

Daytona 500 Drivers: ‘We’re ready to race!’

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I want to race NOW!” past Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Busch summed the activities leading up to Sunday’s race. The 40 competitors in the season-opening Daytona 500 today at Daytona International Raceway, Daytona Beach have been making sponsor appearances, participating in an all-day series of interviews with news reporters and taking side trips with their […]

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Racers gearing for new NASCAR season, new car package at Daytona 500

Racers gearing for new NASCAR season, new car package at Daytona 500

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

NASCAR’s top drivers are in Daytona Beach, Fla., taking in sights and making public appearances in advance of Sunday’s season opening Daytona 500. Playtime will be over as the racers get to work, experiencing new car packages in one of the prime races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Getting an early win is important, said […]

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U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The U.S. House of Representatives likely would approve House Bill 8, which would strengthen background checks for gun sales, said its sponsor, Mike Thompson, who represents part of Martinez in the House. It has more cosigners than the minimum number of votes to pass, he said. Thompson (D-Napa) and U.S. Rep. Mark […]

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Mt. Diablo School District slates facility town halls

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A series of town halls will let families, residents and business leaders weigh in on Mount Diablo Unified School District’s proposed Family Master Plan for all its schools and charter campuses. Those attending will be able to view the Draft Master Plan proposals, provide written comments and feedback, and ask questions of […]

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MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District’s students in sixth through 12th grades have received training this week in how to use the Sandy Hook Promise’s anonymous reporting system, District Superintendent C.J. Cammack said. The reporting system, which required concurrence with area law enforcement agencies, is one part of the Sandy Hook Promise program adopted […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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MUSD board to hear reports on grant, Alhambra Valley lot, advanced science class, to vote on Black History month

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will hear multiple reports Monday on topics ranging from grants to help underachieving students to the possible sale of a lot it received in 1959 and a potential advanced class in environmental sciences. The panel will be asked to vote on a resolution that recognizes […]

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DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

(DC Solar’s name has backed some of Chip Ganassi’s racing team drivers, including Elk Grove native Kyle Larson, one the stars of the younger crop of racers in both the second-tier Xfinity Series and the premiere Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.) DC Solar and its affiliated companies have filed for reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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