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Pocono victor Kyle Busch ties Harvick in 2018 wins

Pocono victor Kyle Busch ties Harvick in 2018 wins

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kyle Busch outdueled rookie William Byron 112 laps into the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon to take the lead at last and for good. He had missed leading two earlier times when it counted. Chase Elliott won Stage 1 of the race. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick, first driver this year to win […]

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Adopt a pet, July 29, 2018

Adopt a pet, July 29, 2018

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available for adoption from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Patty Cakes, No. A0921543 is a friendly and fun-filled dog that has proven so compatible with other dogs that Contra Costa County Animal Services has been using her to test the personalities of other dogs at the shelter. She is a brown and […]

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Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Editor’s note: A showing of the recently restored Francis Ford Coppola film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Shell Club House. The benefit for the Martinez Historical Society will take place starting at 6 p.m. A small portion of the […]

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Supervisors’ forum sheds lights on sheriff’s ICE notifications

Supervisors’ forum sheds lights on sheriff’s ICE notifications

| July 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made 284 requests in 2017 to be notified if Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office planned to release an undocumented immigrant from its custody, and of those, 63 notifications were made, Sheriff David O. Livingston said. His report was part of Tuesday’s ICE Access Forum mandated […]

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Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Joey Mellows, right, with artist and traveling companion Andy Brown at a recent Martinez Clippers game. Here is a story on Brown, who paints the ballparks he visits with Mellows. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers games have drawn baseball fans from past Sacramento and from such other Bay Area cities as Sunnyvale and Livermore. But […]

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City Council authorizes half-cent sales tax ballot measure

City Council authorizes half-cent sales tax ballot measure

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to increase its 8.75 percent sales tax by a half-cent, Martinez City Council decided unanimously Monday night. Cost to get the measure on the ballot is expected to be $65,000, which will come from the city’s reserves, the Council decided. While this would be a […]

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Giant Osprey wins Obtainium Cup award

Giant Osprey wins Obtainium Cup award

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite assaults by flying monkeys, robots, zombies, pirates and sharks, a giant Osprey handled by Tree Bartlett, Nick Busch, Dan Baron and Valerie and Michael Nelson won the Obtainium Cup trophy Sunday afternoon on Mare Island in Vallejo. In its seventh year, the Obtainium Cup Contraptors Rally is an offshoot of other contraptors kenetic rallies, […]

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Friends help raise $43,000 for Osiel Mendoza

Friends help raise $43,000 for Osiel Mendoza

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Mark Hughes realized that Osiel Mendoza was in a wheelchair, he decided he wanted to help the former Martinez resident and Alhambra High School graduate. He would go large – raise enough to pay a year’s rent for Mendoza and his wife, Bella. That would be about $25,000 for the Mendoza’s […]

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At Home With Vivian: Winning streak

At Home With Vivian: Winning streak

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mmmm…. Lemon sorbet in a waffle cone from the famous Marianne’s Ice Cream in Santa Cruz. Can’t beat that as a reward for completing a 6.2 mile run/walk! My husband Jeff, daughter Marion, and I spent a lovely morning going to the beach this past Sunday. We left home at 5am and hit the parking […]

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MCST Otters stay undefeated after week 3

MCST Otters stay undefeated after week 3

| July 22, 2018 | 4 Comments

Millie Thomas, Shasta Thompson, Gianna Smith, Daphne Smyth, Maddie McKeown, and Nikki Elrod By Courtney Masella-O’Brien At the end of the third week of the swim season, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters were undefeated, winning their fifth and sixth meets at Pleasant Hill and Benicia. The combined team scores at the June 20, […]

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