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The Hometown Herbalist: Medicinal Tea

The Hometown Herbalist: Medicinal Tea

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Of all the wonders that the herbal world bestows, my favorite medicine almost always comes in the form of tea. Putting the kettle on, choosing the herbs, waiting for the brew to complete, and finally – the settle in and sip. No matter how you lay it […]

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Pirates descending on Vallejo Father’s Day weekend

Pirates descending on Vallejo Father’s Day weekend

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Ahoy, ye salty sea dogs! Keep a weather eye on the horizon – especially toward the Carquinez Strait. Pirates are coming to invade the Vallejo Waterfront Park Father’s Day weekend, June 16 and 17. And those sea rogues and privateers have been doing just that for a dozen years, giving fathers and […]

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Adopt a Pet: Nacho and Bonnie

Adopt a Pet: Nacho and Bonnie

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

These pets are available for adoption from the Contra Costa County Animal Services shelters. Nacho, No. A0910764, is a willing companion who is ready to accompany someone in any activity. He’s described as a 3–year-old, easygoing lovebug type of dog who is happy to do anything so long as a human companion is involved. He […]

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People’s Choice award added to Chamber of Commerce King of the County Barbecue

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – People who have attended the annual Martinez Chamber of Commerce’s King of the County Barbecue Festival have often said they wanted to do more than watch the Backyard Barbecue Competition. And the Martinez Chamber of Commerce has heard them. For the first time, attendees can participate in selecting a “People’s Choice” winner, […]

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At Home With Vivian: School’s Out

At Home With Vivian: School’s Out

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

No more pencils No more books No more teacher’s Dirty looks! It’s count down time! Just a few more hours until Martinez school hallways will be filled with shouts of glee to be free! Joy and glad tidings will ring from every classroom, office, bus, and cafeteria. Summer vacation is within view. So close. Oh, […]

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At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor “May you live in interesting times.” – A traditional Chinese curse One of my current projects is to build a fence between our neighbor’s house and ours. Our neighbor does not live in his house. Nobody does. The house is uninhabitable. There are holes in the roof. The gas […]

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Culinary Arts class graduates 8

Culinary Arts class graduates 8

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A magician, a son following his parents’ enthusiasm for cooking and a student who already has landed a job as a chef are among the eight graduates of the 10-week Loaves and Fishes Culinary Arts program that primarily offers training to Vicente High School. This session, three adults also participated. Robert Aamodt […]

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John Muir Mountain Day Camp

John Muir Mountain Day Camp

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Muir Mountain Day Camp is based at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez. California, where John Muir—naturalist, preservationist, writer, farmer and father—lived and raised his family for 24 years. Campers explore Muir’s land and 1882 Victorian home, and view his “scribble den,” where he penned many of his influential works. At the […]

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Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is about remembering fallen military heroes, speakers at Martinez’s ceremony said Monday. The tone was set by Shane Bower, chairperson of the Martinez Veterans Commission, who said he often hears people wish others “Happy Memorial Day.” “But it’s not happy,” he said. In his own military service, he lost two friends in combat, […]

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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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