Martinez Business Beat, Sept. 19, 2018

‘Little Girl Lost’ Author Signing Books Saturday, Sept. 22., at White Rabbit

Angel Vetrano, author of “Little Girl Lost – A Real Story of PTSD” will be signing copies of her book at White Rabbit Boutique,529 Main St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

After 34 years of writing poetry, journaling, intuitive reading and surviving her state of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Vetrano wrote “Little Girl Lost to give her readers hope of finding peace within.

She explains that PTSD doesn’t just develop in those who serve in the military, but can happen to those who suffer traumatic experiences.

Her book is based on her experiences with a confusing childhood that made her feel lonely, fearful and numb, and how writing helped her escape.

She addresses the pain, depression, and chaos in her own life. Through her writing sessions, she found a peaceful calm, an outlet for her frustrations and abuse and a new beginning to share and guide others who have experienced trauma and are seeing relief.

Vetrano is a life coach who guides others to become their personal best. She also is an intuitive reader, giving her subjects spiritual guidance in their endeavors.

Those interested may contact Anne Mobley at 925-229-1900 or by e-mail at

Tickets Available For Zombie Brew Crawl

Tickets are available for the Downtown Martinez zombie Brew Crawl Oct. 20, when those dressed as the undead can sample beers at local craft brewery stations at several of the Main Street businesses.

Zombie costuming is optional, but those who come dressed in themed attire may compete for cash prizes for best individual and best group costumes.

To help visitors get to the event, free shuttles will run to and from the Martinez-North Concord BART Station and Creek Monkey Tap House, 611 Escobar St., one of the organizers of this event. Other participants are the Brewing Network and the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival.

Advance sale tickets are $35 until Oct. 19, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door at $40.

Tickets are available online at

Fashion Show at Walnut Creek’s Macy’s To Help Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center

The Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center Morning of Fashion, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Macy’s on Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, will help the resource center meet program needs.

Those attending will help Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center by supporting its diaper bank, clothing closet, baby equipment, recycling and open adoption help. The center is asking for donations of packs of diapers.

A continental breakfast will be served, and drawings will give participants a chance at prizes, and there will be live music. Those shopping will be eligible for 30 percent discounts.

Those interested may email

Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center, 1252 Pine St., provides supportive preventative services for those in need, including clean diapers, wipes, clothing, formula, education and other goods and services in hopes of reducing the need for foster care.

It distributes more than 4,000 diapers each month.’

Sweet Beginnings was started by Lisa Sweet, a 30-year resident of Contra Costa County and a liaison for adoptive and foster families. Originally a women’s center, Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center is designed to provide preventive care through a crisis-reduction approach.

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