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Martinez Business Beat, June 5, 2019

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

CASA Information Session Friday An information session for those interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Contra Costa County foster care will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 at CASA of Contra Costa County 2151 Savio St., Suite 295, Concord. CASA’s related website is https://cccocasa.org/menus/become-a-volunteer.html. There is no cost […]

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Census solutions workshops offered this month

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is offering workshops to help residents become aware of the 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond. “In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners,” said an announcement released by Susan […]

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Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many awe-inspiring native plants, a number of which have a long history of ethnobotanical and medicinal use. If you’ve been hiking in the hills over the past month or so, you’ve likely noticed many of these charming botanicals in bloom. […]

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Rankin Aquatic Center reopens for summer

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rankin Aquatic Center has opened for the summer, the Martinez Recreation Division has announced. The pool, at 100 Buckley St., opened Saturday for the Weekend Recreation Swim, and will be open noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Sept. 8. Weekday recreation swims will start at noon June 11, and weekday recreation swim hours […]

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Park It: Sand castle contest

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Towers of sand will rise from the strand during the annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest at Crown Beach in Alameda, a perennial family-friendly favorite. This year it’s on Saturday, June 8. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the beach house near the Crown Beach entrance at […]

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Column 1: Memorial Day

Column 1: Memorial Day

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist MEMORIAL DAY, the historic and traditional annual event celebrated in many ways by millions of Americans of all ages, and once again saw our nation decked out in the beautiful stars and stripes, bunting and posters celebrating and remembering those Americans lost in the wars past and present. […]

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Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While the Cobra Day will be celebrating it fifth anniversary this weekend at the Cobra Experience Museum, for the first time it will start off Friday with a Gumball Rally dinner, said Emily Lambert, the museum’s director. “This is new this year! A new tradition!” she said. The name “Gumball Rally” comes […]

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John Muir Land Trust announces Painted Rock is saved

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Land Trust To Acquire 84-Acre Property In Lamorinda MARTINEZ, CA — John Muir Land Trust (JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it will acquire and permanently preserve Painted Rock, the prominent 84-acre hill near the boundary of Moraga and Lafayette, CA. Thousands of local residents made generous donations to The Campaign To Save Painted Rock and are […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 29, 2019

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Main Street Summer Wine Stroll Tickets Available Advance tickets for the June 8 summer Wine Stroll are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-martinez-summer-wine-stroll-2019-tickets-61122491016?aff=website. The Downtown Summer Wine Stroll will take place at 2:30 p.m. June 8, giving participants a chance to stroll from one downtown Martinez business to another, getting wine samples and other treats as they […]

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Army vet Frank Baughman visits Washington D.C.

Army vet Frank Baughman visits Washington D.C.

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez resident Frank Baughman, 91-years-old, recently made a visit to Washington D.C. accompanied by his daughter Anne Bernecker. Frank was born in Oakland and graduated from Oakland Tech High School. He then studied at the University of Nevada at Reno and the University of Utah. Frank served in the Army and was stationed in post-combat […]

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