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AAUW program features Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord

AAUW program features Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to a Pleasant Hill / Martinez AAUW (American Association of University Women) program featuring Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive in Pleasant Hill.  Carlyn is the youngest female Mayor in Concord history. […]

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At Home With Vivian: Pick one!

At Home With Vivian: Pick one!

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

My older sister Brenda was visiting last weekend from Washington State. We shopped on Main Street, rode the Vallejo Ferry to San Francisco, and enjoyed the Harvest Festival Craft Fair in Pleasanton. Brenda had never heard of “Trunk or Treat” so, on Sunday after church, we walked through the Farmer’s Market and checked out the […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist In light of the smoke-filled skies we’ve been experiencing in many parts of California, I decided to put this month’s column out a few days early to offer some herbal info related to the fires. These past few weeks have been a challenge: refinery fires, wildfires, evacuations, power […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The season is approaching when monarch butterflies congregate at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and several other Bay Area locations, where they overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. Ardenwood schedules a series of programs from late November through February during which visitors can search for the clusters of butterflies in the park’s […]

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Homelessness Forum: A discussion on impacts of homelessness in our community

Homelessness Forum: A discussion on impacts of homelessness in our community

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CITY OF MARTINEZ Press Release MARTINEZ – Have you ever wondered about the issue of homelessness? Do you want to learn more about the problem regionally and in Martinez? Do you want to learn more about what the City is doing to address the issue and do you have any thoughts or ideas? Would […]

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Rotary Club continues fight against polio

Rotary Club continues fight against polio

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Rotary Club of Martinez along with millions of Rotarians worldwide will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease. World Polio Day is Thursday, October 24. The Rotary Club of Martinez has been actively participating in taking action to raise awareness, funds, and support to […]

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City of Martinez Call for artists

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ – The City of Martinez is launching a Utility Box Public Art Pilot Project and inviting artists to submit applications to participate in the program. Applicants who are selected to create the art will receive a $750 stipend per box set. Artists may submit an application for one utility box set, or may submit […]

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At Home With Vivian: Wheeler dealer

At Home With Vivian: Wheeler dealer

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist I always thought that I would own a small business someday just like my father. Dad worked as a hairdresser for forty years. Most of the time he worked alone. Once, he built a thirteen operator shop and managed it for seven years. That turned out to be more […]

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Shell Teen Center grand opening

Shell Teen Center grand opening

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shell Martinez Refinery Makes Lasting Impact on the Martinez Community: Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa a Major Grant for Teen Center Renovations MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa announced they have been awarded a $30,000 grant from Shell Refinery in Martinez to make needed renovations to the […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Halloween

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Halloween comes on Thursday, Oct. 31 this year. In anticipation, the East Bay Regional Parks are staging several Halloween-themed programs leading up to it. At Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, it all starts with a Halloween edition of Discovery Days, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. […]

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