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Creek Monkey Tap House burglarized

Creek Monkey Tap House burglarized

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – Before dawn on Sunday morning, burglars robbed Creek Monkey Tap House, a popular downtown Martinez business. According to the business owner Jim Blair, thieves took whatever they could find that was of value at the popular pub. Blair said an employee called him at the airport, […]

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Victoria Theater production of ‘Hairspray’ not to be missed

Victoria Theater production of ‘Hairspray’ not to be missed

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Special to the Gazette How many of us still remember Dick Clark and the American Bandstand show in the mid-50’s? It formulated in Philadelphia until it was moved to the ABC television Center Los Angeles in 1964. At much the same time, there was another similar show hosted by Winston “Buddy” Deane […]

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At Home With Vivian: Remembering Port Chicago

At Home With Vivian: Remembering Port Chicago

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Oh my,” was all my mother could say. We drove slowly through the desolate landscape of what had once been her childhood home town of Port Chicago. Weeds grew through cracks in the sidewalk. Potholes dotted the former town streets. Only bare traces of concrete foundations remained where homes once stood It was the early […]

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SB 1383 makes cities enforce waste law

SB 1383 makes cities enforce waste law

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – By 2022, California cities will begin phasing in compliance enforcement of SB1383 waste management regulations that go into effect before then, according to Susan Hurl’s report to the City council, July 2.  The state law sets goals of a 50 percent reduction in landfill organic waste […]

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At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As I write my column this morning (Monday), my cell phone is turned to the loudest setting and is sitting right here beside the keyboard. I’m waiting for an important call from Nebraska. A special call indeed. My son just texted the family that they are on the way to the hospital. Baby Boy Roubal […]

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Business highlight: In Motion Dance Center

Business highlight: In Motion Dance Center

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – Businesswoman and dancer Cynthia Berning will celebrate her first year in Northern California as the owner of In Motion Dance Center in August. It seemed like an understatement when she said, “ The transition and adjustment were so smooth and the families at the studio are […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the summer season reaches its peak, there’s lots to see and do in all of the East Bay Regional Parks. For instance, original work by local artists will be showcased in an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Big Break Regional Shoreline […]

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Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a ceremony that blended laughter, applause and poignancy, Martinez police officers raised the rainbow-colored Pride flag and Vice Mayor Noralea Gipner read a proclamation of June as the month to honor lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, the questioning and other community members. “It’s showing that Martinez has a love for all,” Gipner […]

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Parade, movie, fireworks on  tap for July 4 celebration

Parade, movie, fireworks on tap for July 4 celebration

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people will be lining Main Street Thursday morning to watch the Martinez Fourth of July Parade. Launching the holiday will be a flag raising at 9 a.m. that day in front of the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St., to mark the beginning of a full day of festivities to mark the […]

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Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joe Gibbs, the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins who as race team owner has won four NASCAR Cup Series championships has been inducted to the Sonoma Raceway’s Wall of Fame. “I’m thrilled to be on the wall. It’s an honor,” Gibbs said. The owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Gibbs also is a 2020 […]

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