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Martinez Adult Education marks 100th year

Martinez Adult Education marks 100th year

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Adult Education is about to celebrate its 100th year of providing opportunities in a variety of areas. The celebration, with music, refreshments and prizes, will take place April 17 at the school’s campus, 600 F. St. The adult school (MEA) has been offering courses in the area of career and technical […]

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No School? Go To Clown Camp!

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District students will have Monday off from classes, and Martinez Recreation Department is offering a fun alternative for the day – Clown Day Camp. Clown Day Camp is open to those 4 to 11, and those interested may register online in advance either online at www.cityofmartinez.org, by calling 925-372-3510 or by visiting […]

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Compost available March 23 at Yacht Club

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents can pick up free compost March 23 at Martinez Yacht Club in a giveaway by the city of Martinez and Republic Services, which handles the city’s garbage and recycling servicesThe compost giveaway will be at the same time as the Martinez Marina’s annual Swap Meet. The compost to be distributed has […]

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Trafficking awareness topic at Soroptimist of Martinez meeting

Trafficking awareness topic at Soroptimist of Martinez meeting

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Corporal Ryan Baillie of the Martinez Police Department spoke before a recent meeting of Soroptimist International of Martinez. He shared the events of the 3-year long investigation and subsequent conviction of members in a local human sex trafficking operation. The initial contact was with a victim living in Martinez where Officer Baillie first was assigned […]

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Land Trust seeks donations to preserve Painted Rock

Land Trust seeks donations to preserve Painted Rock

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Muir Land Trust is hoping to raise an additional $550,000 by May 31 to reach its $2 million goal to preserve 84 acres in Lamorinda called Painted Rock, and an event Thursday will welcome those who want to help make plans for a park there. The event, “Plan a Park for Painted Rock,” is […]

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Building a better view of Moorhen Marsh

Building a better view of Moorhen Marsh

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Otters, birds, and turtles might be the last animals you would expect to find living next door to the Interstate 680 toll-plaza. But, tucked between the freeway, an oil refinery and a wastewater facility hides an oasis on the mend. “This marsh is really rare to even be here sustaining life,” said […]

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At Home With Vivian: Chicken scratch

At Home With Vivian: Chicken scratch

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo! I have once again returned from the “Sewing & Stitchery Expo” where men and women gaze in awe, squeal with delight, and happily jostle their way through crowded aisles of the exhibition halls. Set in the beautiful Great Northwest, this four-day event is an annual dream vacation for needle artists. Sewing, knitting, embroidery, […]

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Martinez Business Beat, March 13, 2019

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chamber Mixer At Hospice of the East Bay The next Martinez Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Hospice of the East Bay, 550 Morello Ave. Those attending will be able to build new connections and meet Chamber members. Those interested in having their business names announced may […]

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Lifeguard certification classes

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Recreation Division is hosting a variety of Lifeguard Certification Classes. Whether you are looking to become a junior lifeguard, lifeguard or just need to be recertified, there is a class for you. Sign up today by visiting www.cityofmartinez.org or call (925) 372-3510. Junior Lifeguard Training (10-14 years) Junior lifeguard candidates will be introduced […]

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At Home With Jeff: Hair today

At Home With Jeff: Hair today

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist I had a haircut yesterday. The sounds and smells in a beauty shop took me back in time. I spent much of my childhood in beauty shops either helping my parents or just killing time. Both my parents were hairdressers. Dad grew up on a farm in Nebraska. The […]

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