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Martinez to mark Memorial Day Monday with two ceremonies

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will remember those who gave their lives in American military service in two ceremonies Monday, Memorial Day, according to an announcement released by the city. Martinez Veterans Commission is the host of the commemorations, which will start with a flag raising at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Veterans Building, 930 […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Memorial Day in the parks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special activities on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day, the national holiday that honors those who died in service to the United States. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an admission-free day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help with […]

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Local Coast Guard Auxiliary marks Marine Safety Week with vessel safety checks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Flotilla 57 will celebrate Marine Safety Week Saturday with vessel safety checks and refreshments. The celebration also concludes Safe Boating Week. Vessels passing the safety checks will receive a Coast Guard Auxiliary decal that shows boating law-enforcement and other safety agencies the boat complied with all federal and state laws during […]

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PRMCC to hear safety, Measure H reports, discuss joint meeting with Council

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will meet Tuesday to hear Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal describe public safety issues. The chief also will answer questions from the panel. Also on Tuesday’s agenda is an update on Measure H park bond expenditures as submitted by the citizens oversight committee, which sends a report annually […]

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Planning Commission eyes capital improvement program Wednesday

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Planning Commission will meet Wednesday in a special session to determine whether the city’s five-year capital improvement program conforms with the General Plan. A staff report said most projects consist of rehabilitation or maintenance tasks that don’t require a finding of General Plan consistency. However, the city’s practice is to send the Capital Improvement […]

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National Parks hosts Fandango Campfire program

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

“My fire was in all its glory about midnight…I had nothing to do but look and listen and join the trees in their hymns and prayers.” – John Muir, Travels in Alaska Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earth Day, celebrated annually since the first one in 1970, has become a global event of rededication to protection and preservation of our planet’s environment. Several events will herald Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, where “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the theme of […]

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AAUW hosts Molly Murphy MacGregor to speak about women’s voting rights

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pleasant Hill-Martinez Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) is very fortunate to have Molly Murphy MacGregor, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), as the featured speaker for the April 17 meeting. For 38 years, she and other women have been working with NWHA to ensure that […]

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Kiwanis rummage sale approaches

Kiwanis rummage sale approaches

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN STEVENS Contributor The Martinez Kiwanis Club performs public services and raises money for causes such as college scholarships and support of local nonprofits. The rummage sale is one of the projects that helps fund those. Sale items include clothing, furniture, household items, yard and garden equipment and more. The sale this year will […]

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Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This year’s celebration of Earth Day will combine a variety of related commemorations April 20 at the John Muir National Historic Site. John Muir, the environmental writer and explorer who cofounded the Sierra Club, was born 181 years ago in Scotland, but eventually came to California and lived in the Martinez house […]

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