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Contra Costa Health Services reminds residents to make healthy plans for weekend heat

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

With temperatures over 100 degrees expected in much of Contra Costa County this weekend, Contra Costa Health Services reminds all residents to take steps to stay safe and healthy in the heat. Stay inside in an air-conditioned space during the hottest parts of the day, if possible. Indoor, air-conditioned public spaces such as libraries, indoor […]

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Maintenance at Shell

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

We want to give you a heads up that there is a variety of work happening at the refinery this summer, beginning in July and lasting through early September. It is a series of planned activities for maintenance at the facility. There may be some noise, minimal flaring and additional lighting. We also expect more […]

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Thanks from Bocce Federation

Thanks from Bocce Federation

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the Martinez Bocce Federation Board of Directors I would like to Thank the following Martinez Businesses. They all gave so generously to our annual Fourth of July Bocce tournament raffle. Hagins Automotive, Mary Kay Cosmetics by Suzie Tendick, the Martinez Yacht Club, Main Street Sweets, Slice of Italeigh Pizza, Luigi’s, Marina Market, […]

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At Home With Jeff: Fruit of our labors

At Home With Jeff: Fruit of our labors

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Still in my pajamas, savoring a first cup of coffee, I surveyed our backyard out the kitchen window. It was only 7 a.m. but the sun was already bright. Because of the wet winter, our plants are going crazy this year, especially the flowers. Gladiolas, verbena, lavender, and roses […]

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Business Spotlight: One of a kind business coming to Main Street

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There is nothing in the Bay Area like the new business that is opening soon on Main Street, according to owner Michelle Y. Williams. B.W. Health Care Education, Research and Innovation Hub at 518 Main Street is a health care education destination, offering drop-in continuing education courses for health care professionals and […]

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Martinez Historical Society presents Angelo Costanza: Local attorney gives a glimpse of glory days for Italian fishermen in Martinez

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez native and local attorney Angelo Costanza will share some his best stories from a deep reservoir of knowledge about the lives of his father, grandfather, and uncles in the flourishing Italian fishing community here, in the early 19th century. “Angelo is very social, and has a lot of good stories and […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Summer stargazing

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer is a perfect time for stargazing, with milder evening temperatures while constellations, planets, galaxies and nebulae parade across the evening sky. There’s a great opportunity for summer astronomy in a program from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Arroyo Road Staging Area of Del Valle Regional Park. The Tri-Valley Stargazers […]

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Hometown memorial for slain officer

Hometown memorial for slain officer

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hometown vigil for Officer Tara O’Sullivan will be held on Saturday, August 03, 2019, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, at Martinez City Hall (525 Henrietta Street). O’Sullivan, 26, was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 19 while responding to a domestic violence call in Sacramento. The vigil will be a […]

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Martinez Senior Center honors volunteers

Martinez Senior Center honors volunteers

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

On July 12, the Martinez Senior Center celebrated their volunteers with a “Calling all Superheroes” luncheon with a delicious meal catered by Wilma Lott. Certificates of Appreciation were presented on behalf of Assembly member Timothy S. Grayson to ninety-five volunteers, who were recognized for the 11,625 hours they provided for the Center this past year! […]

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Business Spotlight: Homage

Business Spotlight: Homage

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Warm-up your fingers for fun and food! A new mobile app where the Grand Prize winner takes home four tickets to Disneyland and runners-up get a free pizza slice from Homage in downtown Martinez. “We are hoping that people from all over the Bay Area will just see the benefit of coming […]

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