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Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

Hometown Herbalist: Seasonal blooms

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many awe-inspiring native plants, a number of which have a long history of ethnobotanical and medicinal use. If you’ve been hiking in the hills over the past month or so, you’ve likely noticed many of these charming botanicals in bloom. […]

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City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “This is not bad news,” Mayor Rob Schroder said after Finance Director David Glasser presented the proposed 2019-21 budget during a workshop Wednesday night. At the end of the two fiscal years covered by the budget, the General Fund – described as the city’s operating fund or “checkbook,” ends with a positive […]

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Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council is looking ahead to the next five years, determining what capital improvements will be included in the current and future budget adoptions. During Wednesday’s budget workshop, Interim City Engineer Randy Leptien shared a five-year list of projects, of which the first two are funded in the 2019-21 budget that […]

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Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While the Cobra Day will be celebrating it fifth anniversary this weekend at the Cobra Experience Museum, for the first time it will start off Friday with a Gumball Rally dinner, said Emily Lambert, the museum’s director. “This is new this year! A new tradition!” she said. The name “Gumball Rally” comes […]

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Underground Echoes: Where is Velda Dunn?

Underground Echoes: Where is Velda Dunn?

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette Velda Lillian Dunn-Acker, 20, gave birth to her only son Donald Jay Acker, February 27, 1934 in Los Angeles but died during the delivery. Her siblings retrieved her body for burial in Martinez and broke off all contact with her husband and son. This past July, […]

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Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “We are here to honor the greatest men and women the world has seen, from the greatest country the world will ever know,” United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Jenny told those who gathered at Ignacio Park Monday for the Martinez Memorial Day ceremony. Jenny delivered the Memorial Day message at […]

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At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist After church services at Saint Catherine’s last week, we had “hospitality hour” or, as I refer to it, Doughnut Sunday. It was the highlight of my weekend. There is something about doughnuts that brings out the best in people. I never see anyone sad on Doughnut Sunday. On the […]

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Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette MARTINEZ, Calif. – City of Martinez’s Annual Spring Cemetery Cleanup. Due to the numerous winter storms, there was quite the renaissance of those pesky annoying plants we all call “weeds” and the accumulation of numerous fallen branches. Although much was accomplished, more still needs to be […]

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At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last weekend, Vivian and I went to the Campbell Theater to see Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” It was a wonderful production. We were impressed with the lighting, sound, costumes, sets, direction, and acting. I highly recommend that you go see it for yourself. It runs through May […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Meets Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today in the Board Room of the Martinez Unified School District building, 921 Susana St. Soroptimists’ ‘Evening Of Discovery’ Today Welcomes Public Area Soroptimists are welcoming people to their “Evening of Discovery” mixer today, to inform the public about […]

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