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Culinary Graduation …

Culinary Graduation …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vicente-Briones High School students who have been participating in the Culinary School at Loaves and Fishes will be serving more than 100 meals at 4 p.m. today to clients of the service that provides meals to the hungry. The students’ graduation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at Loaves and Fishes, 835 Ferry St. […]

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At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor A friend at the American Legion asked me last week to update his telephone number on the membership list. He and his wife had just disconnected their home phone permanently. From now on, they will be using their cell phones exclusively while away and while at home. I was […]

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Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep Mike Thompson, Kate Wohlford, Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffe, and Phoebe Tang. Several Alhambra High School students are among those chosen the 2018 Student leaders of the Year for Contra Costa County, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson has announced. Among the six chosen for the recognition are Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffer, Phebe Tang and Kate […]

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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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CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 2017, California had an estimated 134,278 homeless people living on its streets. That was about half of the homeless population in the entire United States. The same study showed that only New York came close to California, with 89,503 counted as homeless that year, said Jenny Robbins, housing and services administrator […]

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Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has accumulated so much money through the half-cent Measure D sales tax that it can accomplish 10 times the road repair projects in one fiscal year than it could previously, City Manager Brad Kilger said. During Wednesday’s meeting, Martinez City Council unanimously approved the lengthy list of local streets that will […]

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Martinez’s short-lived railroad club kept SP 1258 in town

Martinez’s short-lived railroad club kept SP 1258 in town

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A majestic black steam locomotive, Southern Pacific 1258, sits prominently in Martinez Waterfront Park, and is a landmark for those arriving at the local Amtrak station. Many longtime residents remember playing on the locomotive when it sat at Rankin Park. But at one time, the city considered letting go its own locomotive, […]

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Residents hear plans for Golden Hills Park renovation

Residents hear plans for Golden Hills Park renovation

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new clubhouse will be erected, a covered picnic area in a remote corner will be removed, lighting will be improved and adjustments will be made to make Golden Hills Park more accessible to those with disabilities, City Engineer Tim Tucker told more than two dozen residents Thursday afternoon. The new community […]

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Underground Echoes: A froggy morning at Potter’s Field

Underground Echoes: A froggy morning at Potter’s Field

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette Ordinarily this column would begin where we left off with Aaron Rice’s story; however Saturday May 12, marked the restart of our Potter’s Field Restoration Project (PFRP) during the Alhambra Cemetery Spring Cleanup for 2018. We last wrote about it this past October. In it we […]

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Downtown Cleanup

Downtown Cleanup

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Volunteers from the Martinez Church of Christ at the Downtown Cleanup Day. “BIG thank you to all who came out and helped clean up the city on cleanup day. You made the city shine. Pat yourself on the back. – Barbara Kapsalis

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