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Martinez Business Beat, April 10, 2019

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Crisis Resiliency Workshop Today A business preparedness crisis resiliency workshop will take place at noon today at the Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd. Admission is $20, including lunch. Speakers at the workshop are Julie Clowes, of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jay Lifson, of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Thorp, of the Paradise […]

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Tenth Annual Soroptimist Blanket Bash

Tenth Annual Soroptimist Blanket Bash

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Soroptimist International of Martinez members and friends gathered to make no-sew fleece blankets for foster children and youth in Contra Costa County. Pictured above are Soroptimists members Theresa Hoffman, Evonne Siguenza, Margaret Mas, Beverly Gomer, Ann Stanley, Visitor Terry Ogondo (visiting member of SI Kakamega, Kenya, Africa), Judy Moon, June Rogers, President Sara Stout, Debbie […]

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At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I went to the dentist last week for a checkup and got to talking to the young dental assistant about the good old days. “Back in the day,” I began, and then cracked up. It seems like everything now is ‘back in the day’ for me! Dental insurance is a fairly recent phenomenon, unlike medical […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal herbal-infused vinegar

The Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal herbal-infused vinegar

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

  By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Spring has sprung and with it returns my monthly column featuring local, seasonal herbal information, recipes, and musings. To kick off the season I’m starting with one of my favorite springtime recipes – herbal infused vinegar. During this brief, lush, green time in the East Bay, […]

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‘Grandma’ shower for newborns

‘Grandma’ shower for newborns

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priscilla Circle Ladies of the Martinez Congregational Church met in February for their 27th Annual Grandma Baby Shower to benefit the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. Hostesses for the Party were Betty Holt and Bev. Annis. Displaying the Gifts are, Front; Bertha Peters, Bev Annis. Carol Partridge, and Edie […]

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CHP offers tips regarding highway shootings

CHP offers tips regarding highway shootings

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

After two highway shootings were reported on California Highway 4 in March, California Highway Patrol has issued some tips to motorists. Two occupants of a Nissan were uninjured after another sedan followed them closely on westbound Highway 4 between McEwan and Franklin Canyon roads late Saturday. The two said they were tailgated and pulled over […]

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Envision Contra Costa 2040

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The General Plan outlines the County’s goals for physical growth, conservation, and community life in the unincorporated area, and contains the policies and actions necessary to achieve those goals. County staff members use the General Plan to guide decisions about zoning, permitted development, provision of public services, and transportation improvements. Contra Costa County’s current General […]

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Martinez Business Beat, April 3, 2019

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Texas Hold’Em Tourney To Help White Pony Expresss A Texas Hold’Em Tournament by the Martinez Rotary Club Friday, April 5, will help White Pony Express, the nonprofit organization that is trying to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County. Check-in, lessons and dinner will be at 6 p.m. that day, and card playing starts […]

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Contra Costa County seeks Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council applicants

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors wants to find three adults and youth to join its 19-member Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC). The JJCC is a multi-agency advisory body charged with creating and maintaining the county’s comprehensive Juvenile Probation Consolidated Annual Plan, said the county’s announcement released through Susan Shiu, director of the Office […]

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East Bay Regional Park District marking 85th year

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

East Bay Regional Park District, the largest of its kind in the nation, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, offering visitors “Free Park Fridays,” concerts and other events, said Dave Mason, public information specialist. The District annually welcomes millions of visitors to its preserved 122,000 acres that provide natural habitat for wildlife and outdoor […]

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