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Kader Walk to help Juvenile Hall Auxiliary, youth

Kader Walk to help Juvenile Hall Auxiliary, youth

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 5M walk-run Saturday at the Lafayette Reservoir will benefit the youth of Contra Costa County’s Juvenile Hall. The Chief Philip Kader Annual Walk is the marquis event that both raises money for the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary and celebrates youth who are striving to make positive changes in their lives so they can become productive […]

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At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Martinez Home Tour coming this Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 4pm. Go early and check out the fun raffle prizes! My husband Jeff and I enjoy home tours. We’ve been to luxury estates in the Caribbean, stately mansions in New York, royal castles in Europe, and beach […]

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Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

The houses on this year’s tour are in two clusters. The first is near Martinez Junior High School, a Spanish Revival structure built in 1931. The second grouping of homes is to the Southeast, near the 80 acres that formerly was the site of the Christian Brothers’ Novitiate and Winery prior to 1932, when the […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Meander through Morgan

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve east of Mt. Diablo is one of the more remote and beautiful regional parklands, with grasslands, oak groves, and panoramic views of the mountain and Central Valley. Naturalist Kevin Dixon will explore the park on a hike from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. It’s a strenuous trek, for […]

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Residents stop by for coffee with cops

Residents stop by for coffee with cops

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Residents and Martinez Police officers chatted Wednesday on Main Street during the annual Coffee With a Cop MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– For a few hours Wednesday, Martinez residents and others walking along Main Street could have a free cup of coffee and spend some time chatting with a police officer. For once, it wasn’t because there […]

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Pink police patches

Pink police patches

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Police Department is selling pink versions of their department patches to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Quantities are limited, and they’re available for cash and in-person purchase only at the front counter of the Martinez Police Department, 525 Henrietta St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through […]

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Survey: Martinez one of California’s safest cities

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez is 38th in a survey of California’s 50 safest cities that used Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics in its analysis. The list was made by SafeWise, an online safety resource that provides reviews and other information about communities and annually releases its “safest cities” reports. This newest report was released Friday. The report used […]

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Martinez woman who wanted to adopt ‘Petey’ sought – he’s available

Martinez woman who wanted to adopt ‘Petey’ sought – he’s available

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A Martinez woman was disappointed when she missed the chance to adopt a dachshund named “Petey” from the Dublin SPCA is being sought by the woman who did adopt the dog. Petey’s available, if the Martinez woman is still interested. “I’m trying to find a woman from Martinez,” said Siobhan Mulvey, who […]

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Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photos by Mark Fierner  (Martinez News-Gazette)

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Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– From massive outdoor garden-scale layouts to tiny but detailed N-scale railroads, model train exhibits will be filling the parking lot in front of Just Trains for its annual open house. Just Trains, owned by Jim Anthony, is aptly named. It’s one of the few San Francisco Bay Area stores catering to model […]

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