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At Home With Vivian: A new season

At Home With Vivian: A new season

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

It feels wonderful to finally have a chill in the air. Winter is on the way. The seasons are changing once again. I love this time of year. The air is cleaner, the stars brighter. We don’t have to mow the lawn, and, if we’ve been good, we can look forward to Santa coming. Jeff […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Nov. 28, 2018

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Of Directors Meeting Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today at Shell Western States Federal Credit Union, 1700 Pacheco Blvd. Santa Beer Crawl Dec. 8 Main Street Martinez’s Santa Brew Crawl, for which attendees may dress in Santa suits or ugly Christmas sweaters, will take place […]

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Santa arriving at Buchanan Field airport Saturday

Santa arriving at Buchanan Field airport Saturday

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Santa Claus and his helpers are flying Saturday morning into Contra Costa County Public Works’ Buchanan Field Airport Concord, where they will be collecting donations for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and giving candy canes to children. Santa and his helpers will greet children behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and will move […]

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AAUW holiday fashion show fundraiser

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pleasant Hill-Martinez Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) in partnership with Macy’s is sponsoring “Remarkable You”, a Fashion Show Fundraiser on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The event starts at 1:00 PM at Macy’s in Walnut Creek located at 1301 Broadway Plaza. We will gather at the second floor Women’s Apparel section. […]

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Marathon grants to help wildfire victims

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), which operates the local Andeavor Refinery, has contributed $275,000 in grants to help in relief and recovery efforts associated with California wildfires, Patricia Deutsche, director of Government and Public Affairs, has announced. The grants, from Marathon Petroleum’s charitable foundation, have been awarded to multiple organizations that are aiding victims, her announcement […]

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Adopt a Pet, Nov. 25, 2018

Adopt a Pet, Nov. 25, 2018

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

These pets are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services and can be found on Petharbor.com. Miata (Perharbor ID No. A0928403) is an affectionate and gentle girl about 3 years old. She does well around other dogs and loves to be around people. She’s described as a female brown and tan smooth-coated Chihuahua. She’s housed […]

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PG&E readies for Thanksgiving week storms

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 Personnel Continue to Support Camp Fire Response Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is readying for the most rainfall since early April across Northern and Central California starting Wednesday and continuing through the Thanksgiving weekend. PG&E electric crews and vegetation contract crews are on alert for potential outages and will be ready […]

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At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

| November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Like most other American families, the Roubals spend Thanksgiving Day cooking, cleaning, and preparing for the holiday – which we celebrate on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As it turns out, Friday is the best day for our family to gather. Our children, nieces and nephews have grown into adults. […]

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Adopt a Pet, Nov. 18, 2018

Adopt a Pet, Nov. 18, 2018

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available for adoption from Contra Costa County Animal Services, which has a special in November. It is offering any dog weighing 25 pounds or more for an adoption fee of $25. Dory (Petharbor ID No. A0923834) is a dog that loves water. She’ll even take her toys into the water with her, […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many years, hundreds of monarch butterflies have spent the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont as part of their migratory, multi-generational life cycle. The naturalists at Ardenwood have scheduled a whole series of programs from November through January, highlighting these fascinating insects and the beautiful spectacle they present […]

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