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Martinez Scouts lose camping equipment to thieves

Martinez Scouts lose camping equipment to thieves

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Martinez BSA Troop 429 lost camping gear and supplies when their storage locker was burglarized last month. The Troop storage unit at Public Storage on Pacheco Ave. was vandalized and thieves took a Camp Chef stove, propane tank, several tents, tarps, and other camping gear. “The Scouts use this equipment on a monthly basis and […]

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Intermodal pedestrian overcrossing update

Intermodal pedestrian overcrossing update

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new elevator which provides access to the Pedestrian Bridge on the north side of the railroad tracks is now installed. While the elevator is complete, the plans call for the exterior of the elevator tower to be wrapped with glass. In December of 2019, the general contractor for the project, Gordon N. Ball, learned […]

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Chamber now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

Chamber now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we are now accepting letters of nomination for the 2019 Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards are given in the following categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Man of the Year, Young Woman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Service […]

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Main Street Sweets ending 24-year run

Main Street Sweets ending 24-year run

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Main Street Sweets, an anchor of downtown Martinez for over 20 years, will close its doors on February 1. According to owner Marty Bender the landlord at 815 Main Street “basically has given us the boot.” A 150 percent increase in rent the last decade puts the business operating at a loss. When Marty and […]

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New website and catalog for Contra Costa County Library

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Library has a brand new website and catalog. The platform offers an updated look and feel and is mobile responsive allowing for an improved user experience whether on a computer, tablet or phone. Some of the new features include: · modern design · simple navigation · new events layout · improved […]

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At Home With Jeff: The importance of maintenance

At Home With Jeff: The importance of maintenance

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist A recent visitor commented on our kitchen coffee pot and I was proud to point out the details. Our Coffeematic Universal 10 Cup Coffee Percolator was manufactured in the 1950s by Landers, Frary & Clark Company at their factory in New Britain, Connecticut and still makes a great cup […]

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MUSD community garden

MUSD community garden

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By WENDY KE Contributor You may have noticed a school garden revitalization effort underway at Martinez Unified School District property next to the Martinez Junior High School ball fields. Since the 2019-20 school year began, volunteers from the MJHS community have devoted time and energy at 3 work days weeding tenacious Bermuda grass, pruning, tending […]

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Donation made for students in need

Donation made for students in need

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eve Cameron, founder of Passion to the Streets, presented the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) with $10,000 worth of gift cards at the school board meeting Dec. 9. “They are a gift from the whole community,” she said. “They (district) know the homeless families, and can give them out, not just at […]

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At Home With Vivian: It’s raining

At Home With Vivian: It’s raining

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s raining, it’s pouring, The old man is snoring, He went to bed and he bumped his head So, he couldn’t get up in the morning! I can still hear my mother singing this ditty whenever it rained hard. As a teenager, I sang it with my swimming students to encourage them to splash and […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: Whitney Dotson Celebration

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retiring regional park district director Whitney Dotson will be honored during a celebration from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, rain or shine, at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond. The event also celebrates the district’s efforts to protect public access to shoreline at Miller/Knox. Director Dotson has served on the park district board […]

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