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At Home With Vivian: Unexpected entertainment

At Home With Vivian: Unexpected entertainment

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last Sunday at St. Catherine’s was a lot more fun than usual. While Deacon Albert’s sermon was as interesting and thought provoking as usual, the entertainment in the pews was unexpectedly delightful. I was surrounded by little people. A little boy, about six years old, sat directly in front of me. His mother, and an […]

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2019 Martinez Martini Shake Off!

2019 Martinez Martini Shake Off!

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the Martinez Martini Shake Off! It was a fabulous and successful event at the spectacular venue The Cobra Experience. People’s Choice: Mona’s Bar and Grill Drink: Basil Tajin Gimlet Bartenders: Dennis Aragon (co-owner), Mouloud Toumer (co-owner), Cameron Giafala, and Jazzmine Moore First place: Mona’s Bar and Grill Drink: Basil Tajin […]

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Community Calendar, Sept. 25, 2019: Grandparents Day at St. Catherine of Siena School

Community Calendar, Sept. 25, 2019: Grandparents Day at St. Catherine of Siena School

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BRITTANY ROGERS Teacher at St. Catherine of Siena School As grandparents and VIP’s walked through the historic doors of the oldest Catholic church in Martinez, smiles of excitement and anticipation beamed on all faces as the students searched for their loved ones. On September 13, the students of St. Catherine of Siena School celebrated […]

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Business Spotlight: Business is a way of life

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Jordan Schreiber is the senior master 7th degree Black Belt Chief Instructor/owner at ATA Martial Arts Leadership Academy. What makes this business different, is Schreiber’s calling to the blend of martial arts, education and community service. Growing up in Northern New Mexico with 13 siblings, he learned people skills. “My parents adopted […]

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At Home With Jeff: Crop Swap tonight

At Home With Jeff: Crop Swap tonight

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist From time to time, Vivian and I end up with an excess of produce. I have written in past columns about our sudden abundance of apricots, peaches, artichokes, lemons, and walnuts. One never knows when a windfall of something delicious will blow one’s way. When I was growing up […]

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AHS Homecoming 2019…

AHS Homecoming 2019…

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Homecoing Queen Davina Pruett and Homecoming King Lorenzo Fonseca Isaiah Huntsinger as Woody from Toy Story.

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Contra Costa Vegan Chef Challenge

Contra Costa Vegan Chef Challenge

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Enjoy original vegan menu items specially created by top chefs at your favorite local restaurants Inspired by the hugely popular Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge; Contra Costa Vegan Chef Challenge is launching its inaugural event that kicks off October 1 and runs through October 31, 2019. Local restaurants and chefs throughout the county have been busy […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: FAM Fest

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A reminder: FAM Fest!, East Bay Regional Park District’s free Fall Arts and Music Festival, is from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland. The event celebrates the district’s 85th anniversary year. The venue is the newly refurbished Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, which […]

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At Home With Vivian: I love a parade

At Home With Vivian: I love a parade

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Homecoming parade in the mid 1990s. We had a little rain and a dip in temperature this week. Autumn is starting to show its colors -blue and gold. Go Bulldogs! I was talking to my young neighbor, Leah, the other day. She informed me that she’s been having fun after school helping to build the […]

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Martinez remembers 9/11

Martinez remembers 9/11

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a simple, but eloquent ceremony Martinez honored those who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others on that crisp, clear autumn day, Sept. 11, 2001. Almost 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 injured when 19 members of the Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airliners to […]

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