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Artist paints Waterfront Park field during game

Artist paints Waterfront Park field during game

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – During the nine innings of Tuesday’s Clippers-Stompers baseball game, Andy Brown was in the bleachers along the first base side of the field. In front of him was a stretched canvas, and to the right, his paints. Taking shape during the game was a painting of Waterfront Park, complete with the players. […]

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Rising Sun offers service-oriented youth summer employment

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Rising Sun, a small area nonprofit organization, is giving young people a chance for a summer employment that helps residents lower their utility bills and help the environment, Lindsey Roark, spokesperson, said. “Young people can do any number of things during the summer, but the youth that comprise Rising Sun’s California Youth […]

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Giant Osprey wins Obtainium Cup award

Giant Osprey wins Obtainium Cup award

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite assaults by flying monkeys, robots, zombies, pirates and sharks, a giant Osprey handled by Tree Bartlett, Nick Busch, Dan Baron and Valerie and Michael Nelson won the Obtainium Cup trophy Sunday afternoon on Mare Island in Vallejo. In its seventh year, the Obtainium Cup Contraptors Rally is an offshoot of other contraptors kenetic rallies, […]

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Friends help raise $43,000 for Osiel Mendoza

Friends help raise $43,000 for Osiel Mendoza

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Mark Hughes realized that Osiel Mendoza was in a wheelchair, he decided he wanted to help the former Martinez resident and Alhambra High School graduate. He would go large – raise enough to pay a year’s rent for Mendoza and his wife, Bella. That would be about $25,000 for the Mendoza’s […]

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Martinez Business Beat, July 25, 2018

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Meets Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon at the Martinez Unified School District building, 921 Susana St. Bike Challenge At Ian’s Yogurt The Summer Bike Challenge location this week will be at Ian’s Yogurt, 530 Center Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. Complimentary items […]

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At Home With Vivian: Winning streak

At Home With Vivian: Winning streak

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mmmm…. Lemon sorbet in a waffle cone from the famous Marianne’s Ice Cream in Santa Cruz. Can’t beat that as a reward for completing a 6.2 mile run/walk! My husband Jeff, daughter Marion, and I spent a lovely morning going to the beach this past Sunday. We left home at 5am and hit the parking […]

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Martinez beavers history retold in online nature journal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The story of how a family of beavers made an impression on residents and how one woman became a champion of the animals is being told in an online nature journal by the woman who now heads “Worth a Dam,” the advocacy group that also organizes the annual Beaver Festival. Heidi Perryman […]

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Martinez Historical Society’s fabulous coming event

Martinez Historical Society’s fabulous coming event

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Historical Society: A special August 11 evening showing at the Shell Club house of Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Tucker”, the complicated and ultimately sad story of a dynamic automotive visionary determined in the 1950s to create the car of the future. As his car became better, safer and more beautiful, the stronger the opposition […]

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Chamber awarded use of Ignacio Plaza for Martinis on the Plaza

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce will be able to use Ignacio Plaza Sept. 15 for its annual Martinis on the Plaza, the second largest fundraiser for the community’s business organization, the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission decided Tuesday night. As it has granted other nonprofit organizations, the Commission also waived the […]

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‘Obtainium Cup’ contraptor race Sunday on Mare Island

‘Obtainium Cup’ contraptor race Sunday on Mare Island

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A road race will pit the drivers of some oddball vehicles against flying monkeys, robots and zombies Sunday on Vallejo’s Mare Island. The contest is called “The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Road Rally,” and this is the seventh year for the organized mayhem. It’s somewhat inspired by the three-day Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County, a […]

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