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MCST wins league championship for seventh year in a row

MCST wins league championship for seventh year in a row

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

By COURTNEY MASELLA-O’BRIEN Contributor The Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters finished up the 2018 swim season with excellent results at the Twin County League Championships on July 28, 2018 and the Contra Costa County Championships on August 11 and 12, 2018. Once again MCST came out on top at the League Championship with a […]

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Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

Alhambra High School Homecoming Parade

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photos by Mark Fierner  (Martinez News-Gazette)

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Father still searching for missing daughter who was last seen in Martinez

Father still searching for missing daughter who was last seen in Martinez

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Robert Avant and his 24-year-old daughter, Sidney, have had a long-standing agreement that no matter what she’s doing, she would keep in touch with her father. But the last word he has about Sidney was Sept. 17, when she told a friend she was leaving the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in […]

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Shell/MEF Run For Education raises $90,000 for local schools

Shell/MEF Run For Education raises $90,000 for local schools

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Joseph Huang was first in the men’s 10k category, and Sigrid Fallentine was first in the women’s category in the same event in Sunday’s Shell/MEF Run for Education. Lev Afonine won the men’s 5K category, and Lisa Allan continues her reign as the women’s 5k category winner. But the real winner is […]

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At Home With Vivian: Past tents

At Home With Vivian: Past tents

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why can’t you run through a campground? You have to “ran” because it’s past tents. It was a simple memorial service. We reminisced about our good times together. We gave our humble thanks for more than twenty-five years of faithful service. Saying farewell to a tried and true comrade was hard, but it was time. […]

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Author, artist granddaughter team up on new book, signing party to be held this Saturday

Author, artist granddaughter team up on new book, signing party to be held this Saturday

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Author Jacque Hall and her artistic granddaughter, Jennifer Oertel, have collaborated on a new book, “Boo!” released just in time for Halloween. Youngsters and adults can meet both the writer and the illustrator at a book signing Saturday. Hall is a third-generation Californian who has lived in Martinez since 1961. At 91, […]

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At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

At Home With Jeff: Artichokes

| September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My father was born and raised near Omaha. When he moved to California, Dad became somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown. His relatives and former neighbors described “LIttle Eddie” as all grown up and living a glamorous life with beaches, freeways, movie stars, and palm trees. During the […]

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PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez might be able to use Proposition 68 money for park improvements, a former Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) member will tell the panel Tuesday. Sherida Bush is a past Commission member who also is a longtime nature advocate, “Bay Nature” writer, founding member of Thousand Friends of Martinez and […]

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Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the checkered flag flashes later today at Sonoma Raceway, the winning driver of the Grand Prix of Sonoma will have earned fans’ cheers. In addition, the 2018 Verizon/IndyCar series champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the race. After today, those ceremonies are going away for the foreseeable future. In July, the series […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– This month our community celebrated another successful National Night Out and every year the event gets better and better! We saw an incredible turn out at various locations and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together and support one another. National […]

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