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MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School students should get the opportunity to learn American Sign Language (ASL), the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education decided Monday. By unanimous vote, it agreed with Tom Doppe, director of educational services, that the course should be made available to the students. “This is the initial step. I’d […]

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Bulldogs ride defense to opening win

Bulldogs ride defense to opening win

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MATT SIEGER Martinez Gazette Contributor MARTINEZ, Calif. – There’s a fascinating video from the Planet Earth television series in which a polar bear is looking to feast on a walrus. You can find it on YouTube. The narration begins, “There will be no easy meals on this island.” That’s because the walrus herd forms an […]

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DC Solar equipment restoring cell service to fire-devastated areas

DC Solar equipment restoring cell service to fire-devastated areas

| November 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

When people think of DC Solar products, they often think of entertainment – concerts, games or other big-venue events – where bright but temporary illumination is needed. And the company with connections to both Martinez and Benicia certainly does that. But it does far more, as first responders battling the Camp Fire in Butte County […]

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Adopt a Pet, Nov. 25, 2018

Adopt a Pet, Nov. 25, 2018

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

These pets are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services and can be found on Petharbor.com. Miata (Perharbor ID No. A0928403) is an affectionate and gentle girl about 3 years old. She does well around other dogs and loves to be around people. She’s described as a female brown and tan smooth-coated Chihuahua. She’s housed […]

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Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

Planning Commission to hear design review request for development of former golf course

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – DeNova Homes will present its designs Tuesday to the Martinez Planning Commission for a 92-home development for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course property. Called “Traditions at the Meadow,” the development already has Planning Commission approval of its mitigated negative declaration, an environmental analysis, as well as the vesting tentative subdivision map. […]

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At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

At Home With Jeff: Black Friday

| November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Like most other American families, the Roubals spend Thanksgiving Day cooking, cleaning, and preparing for the holiday – which we celebrate on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As it turns out, Friday is the best day for our family to gather. Our children, nieces and nephews have grown into adults. […]

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Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

Martinez building economic foundation with action plan, council hears

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe spoke to Martinez City Council last June about the city’s efforts to improve its economic development efforts, she described the work at the time as riding a bicycle while simultaneously riding it. A citywide organization scan outlined recommendations for building that portion of Ratcliffe’s […]

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Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has endorsed a proposed ordinance that regulates personal cultivation of cannabis, and has recommended it for City Council approval. The decision came swiftly Tuesday after a staff presentation. Although no one spoke on the matter that night, Commissioners asked the Council to assure that some citizens’ concerns aired last […]

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Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

Martinez author’s book recalls ‘The Railroad That Never Was’

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In an era when railroads throughout the United States were merging, two companies were so confident their merger request would be approved, they began painting locomotives and rolling stock in the bright, new logo pattern. After two years of consideration, the Interstate Commerce Commission denied the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

Park It by Ned MacKay: Monarchs at Ardenwood

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many years, hundreds of monarch butterflies have spent the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont as part of their migratory, multi-generational life cycle. The naturalists at Ardenwood have scheduled a whole series of programs from November through January, highlighting these fascinating insects and the beautiful spectacle they present […]

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