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At Home With Vivian: Take a hike

At Home With Vivian: Take a hike

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By VIVIAN ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist A hike is a long walk with snacks – Ranger Marion Roubal I was raised in a family that appreciated nature. In fact, I can’t remember a time when we didn’t spend most sunlit days outdoors. We camped every summer; Lake Tahoe, Mt. Shasta, the Redwoods, Guerneville, the Russian […]

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CHP Lip Synch video gets 350,000 views

CHP Lip Synch video gets 350,000 views

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A law enforcement social media phenomenon that began in June in Texas has spread across the country. And California Highway Patrol officers in Contra Costa County have taken up the challenge. They’ve posted their lip-synch video to Facebook. Things started small, when Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander Mena did a solo video […]

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AAUW welcome brunch

AAUW welcome brunch

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

AAUW Pleasant Hill-Martinez branch invites prospective members with an AA, BA/BS or higher degree to join them at the “Welcome Brunch” from 10 am. to noon, Saturday, September 15, at a member’s home in Martinez. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. […]

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Adopt a pet, Aug. 12, 2018

Adopt a pet, Aug. 12, 2018

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Are you looking for a cuddle buddy who will also have fun with you outside? Shaq (No. A0904313) is the best of both worlds! He is equally happy either to snuggle up and watch a movie or go outside and enjoy the nice weather.Shaq is […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Aug. 8, 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kids Getting Free Lunch Boxes Thursday At Clippers Game The Martinez Clippers baseball club will be giving away lunch boxes at Thursday’s game against the Pittsburg Diamonds. The lunch boxes will be Clippers-themed, and “is in celebration of back to school,” said Brent Martin, who handles fan engagement for the club, and will be given […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Aug. 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in thefts from vehicles and one of the common themes has been that items of potential value have been left in vehicles. When items are left in view, it can serve as an opportunity for a thief to break into your car. Taking a few […]

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At Home With Jeff: Things You Never Expect

At Home With Jeff: Things You Never Expect

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Things sometimes turn out as you never expected — usually to the better!  In 1983, Vivian and I were living in Hayward. We were a young couple, married five years with three children all under the age of four. We rented a small, three-bedroom house on Sunset Boulevard. Sunset was a main […]

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Joltin’ Joe traveling to Tahoe boat show

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Fresh from its stroll down Main Street during Martinez’s Fourth of July parade, Joe DiMaggio’s former boat, the Joltin’ Joe, is traveling to Tahoe Aug. 9 to enter the Lake Tahoe Concourse, accompanied by several city officials as well as members of the Local 152 Carpenters who worked on restoring the watercraft. […]

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Fun at FanFest …

Fun at FanFest …

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leo Clauson, 5, of Martinez, wins a ball signed by the entire Martinez Clippers team at the ball club’s first day of Fanfest, Thursday at Waterfront Park. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN/MARTINEZ NEWS-GAZETTE)

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Martinez to celebrate ‘National Night Out’

Martinez to celebrate ‘National Night Out’

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– In the 1970s, a community watch volunteer working in a Philadelphia, Pa., suburb realized that neighborhood watch groups needed to communicate better with each other. Then the volunteer, Matt Peskin, decided even more was needed – a get-acquainted celebration. His idea of block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other events that brought […]

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