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World Book

World Book

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last summer, we sailed on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It was a glorious three week vacation spent visiting exotic ports from Barcelona in the west to Athens in the east. Our favorite city on the cruise was Florence, Italy.  Vivian and I had visited once […]

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City panels touring Vallejo cannabis businesses Wednesday

City panels touring Vallejo cannabis businesses Wednesday

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Council and the Planning Commission will tour two Vallejo cannabis businesses today. Afterwards, the Council will consider its final vote on personal cultivation, then turn its attention to the end of year audit report. The Council and Commission will meet at 3 p.m. at Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., then travel to […]

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Eglite, Bulldogs soar over Eagles 72-45

Eglite, Bulldogs soar over Eagles 72-45

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Matt Sieger Martinez, Calif. – Now that’s the way to play a league home opener! Facing perennial nemesis Berean Christian, the Alhambra Bulldogs boys basketball squad was as tenacious as its mascot, blitzing the visiting Eagles 72-45 in the first Diablo-Valley League game of the season for both teams. In Alhambra coach Chris Petiti’s two previous […]

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At Home With Vivian: Hello Kitty

At Home With Vivian: Hello Kitty

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow!” my chocolate-striped grandcat Tina complained when I opened the door to the guest room this evening. It was five minutes after her usual dinner time and she was not happy that I was late. “It’s only five minutes late!” I said with exasperation. She stared me down with her big green eyes until I […]

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Curry’s love letter to ‘The Town’

Curry’s love letter to ‘The Town’

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stephen Curry hosts event in Oakland By FELICIA D. PURCELL Martinez News-Gazette Reporter The Warriors have officially begun their final countdown at Oracle Area before moving into the new Chase Center in San Francisco next fall. To show his appreciation for the town he’s played for all 10 years of his NBA career, Stephen Curry […]

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Sal’s Family Kitchen moving to Main Street

Sal’s Family Kitchen moving to Main Street

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sal’s Family Kitchen, one of downtown Martinez’s landmark breakfast and lunch spots, is moving to Main Street. The city of Martinez his buying the restaurant’s current home, 825 Escobar St., and intends to level the building to add more parking to the downtown area. To accomplish this, the city had to help […]

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At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today my sister in Spokane posted a picture of her car blanketed in snow. My husband Jeff responded with a photo of himself picking mandarin oranges from a tree in our sunny front yard! After a month of listening to “Let it Snow”, “White Christmas”, and “Frosty the Snowman”, I’m ready for a little of […]

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Pedestrian bridge installed

Pedestrian bridge installed

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Portions of the prefabricated steel pedestrian walkover that will be erected over the Union Pacific Railroad have arrived near the Amtrak Station. This is part of the final phase of the Intermodal Facility Project that is being underwritten by Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measure J sales tax revenues. Gordon N. Ball of Alamo was awarded […]

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Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a workshop devoted to making suggestions for Martinez’s commercial cannabis ordinance, the Planning Commission focused Thursday on getting one phrase defined – “youth center.” Frustrated by the vague way California defined the term in its own cannabis law, the Planning Commission equally has been upset that the definition has delayed a […]

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Federal agents raid home, business of Martinez resident

Federal agents raid home, business of Martinez resident

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided the Martinez home of Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, owners of DC Solar and the Martinez Clippers baseball club. Armando Gomez, the Carpoffs lawyer, emailed a statement to the Gazette Thursday evening. “The Carpoff family was surprised and disappointed with the actions taken by the government earlier this week, which […]

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