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Martinez woman who wanted to adopt ‘Petey’ sought – he’s available

Martinez woman who wanted to adopt ‘Petey’ sought – he’s available

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A Martinez woman was disappointed when she missed the chance to adopt a dachshund named “Petey” from the Dublin SPCA is being sought by the woman who did adopt the dog. Petey’s available, if the Martinez woman is still interested. “I’m trying to find a woman from Martinez,” said Siobhan Mulvey, who […]

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Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photos by Mark Fierner  (Martinez News-Gazette)

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Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

Open house turns parking lot into model railroaders’ delight

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– From massive outdoor garden-scale layouts to tiny but detailed N-scale railroads, model train exhibits will be filling the parking lot in front of Just Trains for its annual open house. Just Trains, owned by Jim Anthony, is aptly named. It’s one of the few San Francisco Bay Area stores catering to model […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Oct. 3, 2018

Martinez Business Beat, Oct. 3, 2018

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Downtown Martinez Zombie Brew Crawl Tickets Available, Trunk-Or-Treat Oct. 28 Tickets to the Main Street Martinez Zombie Brew Crawl, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, are on sale. Participants will get to stroll through the downtown, visiting participating small businesses that will be serving samples of craft beers made at various breweries. Zombie costuming is not […]

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At Home With Vivian: Past tents

At Home With Vivian: Past tents

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why can’t you run through a campground? You have to “ran” because it’s past tents. It was a simple memorial service. We reminisced about our good times together. We gave our humble thanks for more than twenty-five years of faithful service. Saying farewell to a tried and true comrade was hard, but it was time. […]

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Author, artist granddaughter team up on new book, signing party to be held this Saturday

Author, artist granddaughter team up on new book, signing party to be held this Saturday

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Author Jacque Hall and her artistic granddaughter, Jennifer Oertel, have collaborated on a new book, “Boo!” released just in time for Halloween. Youngsters and adults can meet both the writer and the illustrator at a book signing Saturday. Hall is a third-generation Californian who has lived in Martinez since 1961. At 91, […]

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Martinez police celebrating ‘Coffee With Cops’ today

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Mar­tinez Police will celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day today in Main Street Plaza. Residents and visitors will be able to have a cup of coffee with Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal and other members of the Martinez Police Department, and meet those who patrol their community. Coffee with the Cops […]

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At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

| September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My father was born and raised near Omaha. When he moved to California, Dad became somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown. His relatives and former neighbors described “LIttle Eddie” as all grown up and living a glamorous life with beaches, freeways, movie stars, and palm trees. During the […]

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At Home With Jeff: Dogs I have known

At Home With Jeff: Dogs I have known

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBEL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx When I was growing up, we always had a dog in the family. The first dog that I distinctly remember was brought home by my mother […]

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ITLAPD: British ‘Pirate’ well represented in Bay Area

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Belay yer deck-swabbing, ye scurvy dogs! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If ye dare be ignoring such a grand celebration of maritime linguistics, well, that won’t do twice, by thunder! Come lean on the capstan or take a seat on the deck hatch, and have a listen to how exclamations during a […]

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