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Martinez News-Gazette printing final edition December 29

Martinez News-Gazette printing final edition December 29

| November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Late last week it was relayed to the staff of the Gazette that the newspaper would cease printed publication at the end of the year. Gibson Publishing offered no other details. The Gazette began printing in September 1858, making it the oldest continuous publication in Contra Costa County. The staff of the Gazette wishes to […]

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Firefighters quickly douse brush fire near Alhambra Creek

Firefighters quickly douse brush fire near Alhambra Creek

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A small brush fire was extinguished Wednesday morning near the Martinez train station. Firefighters put out the fire between the two railroad bridges crossing Alhambra Creek. The site is believed to be a homeless encampment. (photos by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)    

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At Home With Vivian: Pick one!

At Home With Vivian: Pick one!

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

My older sister Brenda was visiting last weekend from Washington State. We shopped on Main Street, rode the Vallejo Ferry to San Francisco, and enjoyed the Harvest Festival Craft Fair in Pleasanton. Brenda had never heard of “Trunk or Treat” so, on Sunday after church, we walked through the Farmer’s Market and checked out the […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist In light of the smoke-filled skies we’ve been experiencing in many parts of California, I decided to put this month’s column out a few days early to offer some herbal info related to the fires. These past few weeks have been a challenge: refinery fires, wildfires, evacuations, power […]

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Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Evacuations were ordered in Martinez Sunday afternoon after a fast moving brush fire broke out around 4 p.m. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to the two-acre blaze in the vicinity of Alhambra Avenue near Forest Way, about a mile south of Highway 4. By the time the fire was […]

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Nine injured in Downtown Martinez when winds knock down tree

Nine injured in Downtown Martinez when winds knock down tree

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ – Nine people were injured when a 25-foot Australian Willow tree at the Plaza in the 700 block of Main Street came crashing down. The people were shopping at the Sunday Farmers’ Market when the tree fell, , because of high winds, at 10:15 a.m according to Martinez police Sgt. Steve Gaul. Shortly after […]

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New Fire Truck 14 makes its debut

New Fire Truck 14 makes its debut

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District introduced the new Fire Truck 14 to Martinez city leaders and members of the public ahead of the last night’s city council meeting. Martinez Police Department was on-hand to affix a placard in memory of Police Sergeant Paul Starzyk who lost his life in the line of duty […]

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Council seeks end to Pine Meadow delays

Council seeks end to Pine Meadow delays

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Half of the room was filled with union workers when the city council agreed to their terms for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), and tried to end an engineering impasse that threatens to derail the Traditions at Meadow development and park projects at their Oct. 23 meeting. DeNova Homes Executive Vice President […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The season is approaching when monarch butterflies congregate at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and several other Bay Area locations, where they overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. Ardenwood schedules a series of programs from late November through February during which visitors can search for the clusters of butterflies in the park’s […]

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UPDATE: Potential PSPS impact zone expands by 90,000 customers

UPDATE: Potential PSPS impact zone expands by 90,000 customers

| October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Total Projected Impact Now 940,000 Customer Across 36 Counties Beginning Saturday Afternoon Customers Encouraged to Use Online Address Look-up Tool  to Confirm If They Will Be Impacted Historic Wind Event Forecast to Cause Dangerous Conditions Until Midday Monday

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