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Jam group members share love for ukulele, music

Jam group members share love for ukulele, music

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Sharon Stimson picked up the ukulele three years ago, she decided to join the Martinez Senior Center’s Friday jam. But soon she realized she wanted more playing time. It turns out others thought the same. Now they’re members of the Martinez Ukulele Group (MUG), which meets the second and fourth Tuesdays […]

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Martinez to mark Memorial Day Monday with two ceremonies

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will remember those who gave their lives in American military service in two ceremonies Monday, Memorial Day, according to an announcement released by the city. Martinez Veterans Commission is the host of the commemorations, which will start with a flag raising at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Veterans Building, 930 […]

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Rankin Park playground summer program parents meeting Thursday

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Parents who want to learn more about the city’s summer’s program at Rankin Park playground can attend an information meeting Thursday at Martinez City Hall. Parents will get to meet the Martinez Recreation staff, who will give an overview of the summer schedule, including daily activities. In addition, staff will describe how they are trained, […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Memorial Day in the parks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special activities on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day, the national holiday that honors those who died in service to the United States. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an admission-free day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help with […]

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At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last weekend, Vivian and I went to the Campbell Theater to see Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” It was a wonderful production. We were impressed with the lighting, sound, costumes, sets, direction, and acting. I highly recommend that you go see it for yourself. It runs through May […]

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Local Coast Guard Auxiliary marks Marine Safety Week with vessel safety checks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Flotilla 57 will celebrate Marine Safety Week Saturday with vessel safety checks and refreshments. The celebration also concludes Safe Boating Week. Vessels passing the safety checks will receive a Coast Guard Auxiliary decal that shows boating law-enforcement and other safety agencies the boat complied with all federal and state laws during […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Meets Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today in the Board Room of the Martinez Unified School District building, 921 Susana St. Soroptimists’ ‘Evening Of Discovery’ Today Welcomes Public Area Soroptimists are welcoming people to their “Evening of Discovery” mixer today, to inform the public about […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Volunteer at Crab Cove

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District always welcomes volunteers to help with its wildlife preservation and habitat enhancement programs. There’s a good opportunity coming up on Sunday, May 19 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. It’s a work session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help prepare the center’s butterfly and native plant […]

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PRMCC to hear safety, Measure H reports, discuss joint meeting with Council

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday to hear Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal describe public safety issues. The chief also will answer questions from the panel. Also on Tuesday’s agenda is an update on Measure H park bond expenditures as submitted by the citizens oversight committee, which sends a report annually […]

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Planning Commission eyes capital improvement program Wednesday

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Planning Commission will meet Wednesday in a special session to determine whether the city’s five-year capital improvement program conforms with the General Plan. A staff report said most projects consist of rehabilitation or maintenance tasks that don’t require a finding of General Plan consistency. However, the city’s practice is to send the Capital Improvement […]

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