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Culinary Graduation …

Culinary Graduation …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vicente-Briones High School students who have been participating in the Culinary School at Loaves and Fishes will be serving more than 100 meals at 4 p.m. today to clients of the service that provides meals to the hungry. The students’ graduation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at Loaves and Fishes, 835 Ferry St. […]

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At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor A friend at the American Legion asked me last week to update his telephone number on the membership list. He and his wife had just disconnected their home phone permanently. From now on, they will be using their cell phones exclusively while away and while at home. I was […]

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Unusual trash, correct tarping to be shown Thursday

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Caltrans District 4 will have peculiar and unusual trash item on display Thursday during its “Protect Every Drop” education campaign, and officials will demonstrate how to tarp hauled materials so they don’t escape. The District wants to impress upon residents how items can impact local waterways, and will have some of the […]

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Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep Mike Thompson, Kate Wohlford, Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffe, and Phoebe Tang. Several Alhambra High School students are among those chosen the 2018 Student leaders of the Year for Contra Costa County, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson has announced. Among the six chosen for the recognition are Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffer, Phebe Tang and Kate […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 23, 2018

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thursday Is Red Nose Charity Day At Walgreens Don’t laugh at anyone wearing a red clown nose Thursday. Walgreens is selling the bright accessory to raise money for children who are living in difficult situations. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered charity, and it […]

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County tells homeowner maple is not ‘heritage tree’

County tells homeowner maple is not ‘heritage tree’

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A homeowner who lives in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Martinez has been told her large silver maple is not a “heritage tree,” although she’s convinced it qualifies under the county’s own definition. Diana Daniels, who lives at 1049 Sierra Ave., has been living since 1998 in a house built on a […]

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St. Catherine’s teacher wins Energy Conference Scholarship from Shell

St. Catherine’s teacher wins Energy Conference Scholarship from Shell

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Caroline Knapp, a 5th-grade science teacher at St. Catherine’s Elementary School, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Shell to attend the National Energy Conference for Educators in Galveston, Texas, in July. Ms. Knapp was given the scholarship after attending an April 18 Shell-sponsored National Energy Education Development Teacher Seminar at the Shell Martinez Refinery’s […]

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Residents can see plans for Golden Hills Park during workshop Thursday

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Park Subcommittee of the Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will share the city’s proposals for Golden Hills Park Thursday during a public workshop. Among the preliminary improvements are new restrooms and a community building that would meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements; a new rentable picnic area; new benches and trash receptacles; […]

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Downtown Cleanup

Downtown Cleanup

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Volunteers from the Martinez Church of Christ at the Downtown Cleanup Day. “BIG thank you to all who came out and helped clean up the city on cleanup day. You made the city shine. Pat yourself on the back. – Barbara Kapsalis

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At Home With Vivian: How I Met Your Father

At Home With Vivian: How I Met Your Father

| May 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

My mother believed in fate. She’d often say, “It will happen when it’s supposed to happen but it wouldn’t hurt to help it along.” When something happened, good or bad, she’d say, “It was meant to be.” On one fateful day in 1973…. My college roommate, Katie, knew that a young man from the sixth […]

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