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At Home With Vivian: Remembering Port Chicago

At Home With Vivian: Remembering Port Chicago

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Oh my,” was all my mother could say. We drove slowly through the desolate landscape of what had once been her childhood home town of Port Chicago. Weeds grew through cracks in the sidewalk. Potholes dotted the former town streets. Only bare traces of concrete foundations remained where homes once stood It was the early […]

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At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As I write my column this morning (Monday), my cell phone is turned to the loudest setting and is sitting right here beside the keyboard. I’m waiting for an important call from Nebraska. A special call indeed. My son just texted the family that they are on the way to the hospital. Baby Boy Roubal […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the summer season reaches its peak, there’s lots to see and do in all of the East Bay Regional Parks. For instance, original work by local artists will be showcased in an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Big Break Regional Shoreline […]

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Welcome aboard, Dana

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dana Guzzetti has returned to reporting local news for the Martinez News-Gazette. She began writing local news in this area for Gibson Publishing 18 years ago, and most recently her stories appeared in the East Bay Times. Guzzetti’s prior writing included a children’s book, business sales book, and marketing/media publications. Her career change to news […]

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PG&E hosting regional Open House in Walnut Creek for Community Wildfire Safety Program

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

WHAT Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting open house in Walnut Creek for customers in Contra Costa county to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program. Topics will include expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management around power lines, and hardening the […]

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Martinez Business Beat, July 10, 2019

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thursday, July 11 – Council on Homelessness – 1 pm – 3 pm 50 Douglas Drive, Martinez The agenda will be posted 96 hours in advance of the meeting here: https://cchealth.org/h3/coc/council.php#simpleContained2 Health, Housing and Homeless Services – 925-608-6716 July 14 – Downtown Open Air Market. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Feature Vintage, Collectibles, Antiques, Arts […]

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Parade, movie, fireworks on  tap for July 4 celebration

Parade, movie, fireworks on tap for July 4 celebration

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people will be lining Main Street Thursday morning to watch the Martinez Fourth of July Parade. Launching the holiday will be a flag raising at 9 a.m. that day in front of the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St., to mark the beginning of a full day of festivities to mark the […]

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CERT: Not too late for fire prevention

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Martinez Residents; With the end of the rainy season the summer fire season starts up again. For a second year, Martinez Area CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be assisting the Contra Costa Fire Prevention District (CCFPD) surveying high risk fire areas and working with property owners to reduce their fire risk. CCFPD has […]

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Happy retirement, Donna

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I write for our readers” was one of the first things Donna Beth Weilenman said when she was hired at the Gazette and it stayed true until her last story. Donna Beth has decided to retire after 50 years in the newspaper industry, working at newspaers from Florida to California. Today’s edition is her last […]

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At Home With Jeff: New technology

At Home With Jeff: New technology

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Like other curmudgeons, I complain about many things, especially all the new technologies. Every few days I am forced to learn how to use another new electronic program or gadget. So far, I have learned to check myself out at the grocery store and pump my own gas using […]

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