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Contra Costa County Library introduces five new library card designs

Contra Costa County Library introduces five new library card designs

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Library is excited to offer five new library card designs to the public beginning Tuesday, September 10. First time cardholders may choose one of the new designs when signing up. Those who already have cards may replace their current card at no charge. The new card designs include Mount Diablo, an […]

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At Home With Vivian: Figs

At Home With Vivian: Figs

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Have some figs! My trees are loaded” my friend Gloria Morales offered during “donuts and coffee” after mass at St. Catherine’s last week. I never turn down a fresh fig and hers were delicious. She said she planted a fig tree and the squirrels helped her plant two more. With three fig trees, Gloria was […]

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Martinez Rotary sponsors Tech Trek

Martinez Rotary sponsors Tech Trek

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Rotary presented a check to Emilia Costa and Bianca Lewis for Tech Trek, the program they participated in this summer. Pleasant Hill/Martinez Branch of American Association of University women sponsored six junior high girls at the STEM camp which was held on the Sonoma State campus. The local branch of AAUW has been sending […]

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At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I like to travel. Every place that we visit seems to have a special landmark. That got me thinking about landmarks. Webster’s defines a landmark as “an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that […]

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Business Spotlight: Veterinarian creates an Oasis

Business Spotlight: Veterinarian creates an Oasis

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every small business is more than a means to make a living and unless it is a franchise, it is a reflection of its creator. Entering the Oasis Veterinary Hospital, one immediately notices an atmosphere of the calm, confident control that comforts pets, and simultaneously, owners. “I always wanted to have my […]

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Community Calendar: Fishing Derby and Mutt Strut on tap this month

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MUTT STRUT Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00 p.m. at Susana Park (Susana and Estudillo Streets) Categories include: Best Name, Best Tail, Best Trick, Best Costume, Looks most like Owner Calling all dogs! Register online at www.cityofmartinez.org or call 925-372-3510 FREE TWILIGHT FISHING DERBY FRIDAY Friday, September 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required by […]

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Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) is currently accepting grant applications for its fall 2019 grant review. Nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications. The deadline is Sept. 15, 2019. Established in 1993, MCF has provided over $682,000 in […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Garin Apple Fesitval

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Apples in all their delicious variety are at the core of the Garin Apple Festival, which will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Garin Regional Park in Hayward. The park is home to an antique apple orchard, maintained by volunteers, that has varieties of apples you won’t find in your supermarket. […]

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At Home With Vivian: After Labor Day

At Home With Vivian: After Labor Day

| August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Does it seem quieter to you this week? The little city park next to our home has been emptied of joy. Not one child has laughed with glee from the top of the swing’s arc or screamed in fright as they careened down the slide. No balls have bounced on the pavement or swished through […]

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Tony “the Kite Man” tying the knot…

Tony “the Kite Man” tying the knot…

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As some of you know, last February Lorrie Kalos asked me to marry her…. for real! We have set the date for Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m. Performing the ceremony will be honorable Mayor Rob Schroder of Martinez at the Marina. I will be flying the big stuff and if you are reading this, […]

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