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No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

| November 11, 2018 | 6 Comments

The rink, which had been set up in past years in Parking Lot 4, at the corner of Ferry Street and Marina Vista Avenue, has been giving individuals and families the chance to skate daily on ice, rather than an artificial surface. (photo by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)   MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Martinez Director […]

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City honoring military service people in two Veterans Day ceremonies

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two ceremonies Monday, with the Martinez Veterans Commission as host, will honor those who have served in the military. The first ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Monday in the Alhambra Cemetery on Carquinez Scenic Drive. The Diablo Sea Cadets will raise a flag. The Commission’s vice chairperson, Ingemar Olsson, will give […]

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Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sugar skulls, cigar-box nichos, large displays and a plaza filled with dancers turned Main Street into a Central American festival Saturday during the Dia de Los Muertos Festival of Altars. Under spreading black wings, which gained paper feathers decorated in colored chalk by children, residents set up small remembrances of lost loved […]

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Hospice Tree Of Lights to shine again Saturday

Hospice Tree Of Lights to shine again Saturday

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A large tree with branches that provide a canopy over both sides of Morello Avenue will sparkle at dusk Saturday with hundreds of white lights during the annual Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights ceremony. The Martinez oak that stands in the median of Morello Avenue is one of a dozen such […]

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Elections Office updates procedure to avoid ‘multiple voting’

Elections Office updates procedure to avoid ‘multiple voting’

| November 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

Concerned that some voters might be confused whether to vote by mail or in person and try to do both, Contra Costa County Elections Division has updated its procedures for Tuesday’s mid-term election. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Division said California law lets voters who are issued a vote-by-mail ballot to turn it in […]

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Drawing will determine which precincts’ vote will be counted manually

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A drawing Wednesday will determine which of the Contra Costa County voting precincts’ ballots cast in Tuesday’s elections will be counted manually, according to an announcement from the Contra Costa County Elections Division. After each election, one percent of all cat ballots are pulled randomly and counted by hand to verify that […]

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Contra Costa County turnout likely good Tuesday

Contra Costa County turnout likely good Tuesday

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If history repeats itself, Contra Costa County should exceed the national percentages for voter turnout in Tuesday’s election. According to the United States Election Project’s numbers, 46.9 percent of national eligible voters did not participate in the 2016 presidential general election, leaving a little more than 53 percent deciding the races. The […]

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Martinez to celebrate deceased loved ones Saturday at Dia de Los Muertos Altar Festival

Martinez to celebrate deceased loved ones Saturday at Dia de Los Muertos Altar Festival

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez residents will gather along Main Street Saturday to remember deceased loved ones during the fifth annual Dia de Los Muertos Altar Festival. A collaboration of multiple organizations, the local Dia de Los Muertos activities began with the opening of an art exhibit at Martinez Library that continues through Nov. 10. The library was the […]

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Martinez man charged with lewd acts with minor, producing child porn

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 21-year-old Martinez man has been arrested on multiple felony charges of committing lewd acts with a child younger than 13, producing child pornography and selling and distributing child sexual abuse material online, according to a statement released Friday by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office, which […]

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Martinez woman starting support group for alienated grandparents

| October 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez woman who has been unable to visit with her nearby grandchildren has discovered she’s not alone So she’s starting an East Bay chapter of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, a national group that began in Florida. “It’s my calling,” she said. The woman prefers to remain anonymous, too, but will be the […]

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