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MPD Officer of the Year …

MPD Officer of the Year …

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Officer Tatiana Montano for being selected as the Martinez Police Department Officer of the Year. “You do a great job serving our community and this honor is well deserved,” police chief Manjit Sappal.

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Martinez police, Republic offer holiday tips

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents are joining the rest of the country in participating in the biggest shopping season of the year. And two agencies, Martinez Police Department and franchise operator Republic Services (Allied Waste) are offering some holiday tips, one addressing safety and the other speaking for sustainability. The police department has issued an […]

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Residents learn emergency preparedness in free special CERT class

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the wake of back-to-back deadly fire seasons, Martinez’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be giving residents two opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies, said Brian Lindblom, Martinez CERT director. “As we saw with the recent Paradise Fire and last year’s Napa and Sonoma County fires, when the event […]

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At Home With Vivian: Marathon man

At Home With Vivian: Marathon man

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before dawn on a Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the Roubal family drove through the cool darkness to the old town of Folsom. As early as it was, no one slept; too much excitement and adrenaline filled the air. My husband Jeff and our son Eddy hopped out of the car when we reached the […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Dec. 12, 2018

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Chamber Mixer In Pleasant Hill The December Business Mixer of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce will be at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Carlton Senior Living, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill. Admission is free, and the event gives business representatives a chance to meet new Chamber members and build new connections. […]

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Martinez Arts Association awards educational grants to local teachers

Martinez Arts Association awards educational grants to local teachers

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Arts Association has awarded over $2,000 in grants to 14 local teachers to use for funding art projects in their classrooms. Examples of how the funds will be used are: purchase of three-part harmony books for chamber choir, frames for exhibiting student photos, materials to make tiles, mosaics, fabric painting, plus watercolor tubes, […]

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Column 1: “Papa Bush”

Column 1: “Papa Bush”

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “PAPA BUSH”, was a world class statesman who made us all proud that he was OUR President, the admired ‘leader of the free world’ who was respected by all who knew him. A personality not seen enough in this world of tension and chaos and strife. He was […]

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At Home With Jeff: Good bugs & bad bugs

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL I have always loved bugs. As a child, I would watch them and play with them for hours. My mother believed that children should be indoors only as long as they were occupied doing something useful, otherwise they should be outside. My brothers and I spent a lot of time outdoors, much […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Dec. 5, 2018

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Holiday Boutique Continues Through Dec. 16 The Martinez Arts Association seventh annual Holiday Boutique will be selling arts items, jewelry and other handcrafted gifts through Dec. 16 in the former Southern Pacific Railroad Depot at the end of Ferry Street in the downtown shopping district. The Boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Butterfly programs at Ardenwood

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I’ve described in a previous column, large numbers of monarch butterflies usually spend the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. So far this season only a few butterflies have been spotted, but it’s possible that more are on their way. […]

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