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MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What: Martinez Historical Society’s special presentation for the community with John Mercurio speaking about his book Highway 21: The Farm Road that Became an Interstate in the San Ramon and Amador Valleys When: Sunday, January 27, 2019; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Veterans Hall. 930 Ward Street. Martinez, CA. Event details: John Mercurio, past […]

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Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In an era when railroads throughout the United States were merging, two companies were so confident their merger request would be approved, they began painting locomotives and rolling stock in the bright, new logo pattern. After two years of consideration, the Interstate Commerce Commission denied the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe […]

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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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Nathan Turner comes home for book signing

Nathan Turner comes home for book signing

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nathan Turner, who has starred on a Bravo television show and has made a name for himself in interior design, returned to his roots Thursday for a book signing at the former Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. Turner, a Martinez native, happily autographed “I Love California,” but he frequently paused to hug friends, […]

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Nathan Turner’s book reception Thursday at old train depot

Nathan Turner’s book reception Thursday at old train depot

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A reception for Nathan Turner, whose book “I Love California” has a section on Martinez, will take place Thursday in the old Southern Pacific Depot, where visitors can purchase the book and sample area beverages and foods. Turner is a Martinez native who has pursued a career as a decorator, but also emphasizes entertaining in […]

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Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez native whose career has made him a widely recognized decorator is coming home next month to celebrate the publication of his second book. But Nathan Turner, who is known for his appearances on Bravo’s cable program “Million Dollar Decorators,” didn’t write about designing or how to make a home more […]

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