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Tenth Annual Soroptimist Blanket Bash

Tenth Annual Soroptimist Blanket Bash

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Soroptimist International of Martinez members and friends gathered to make no-sew fleece blankets for foster children and youth in Contra Costa County. Pictured above are Soroptimists members Theresa Hoffman, Evonne Siguenza, Margaret Mas, Beverly Gomer, Ann Stanley, Visitor Terry Ogondo (visiting member of SI Kakamega, Kenya, Africa), Judy Moon, June Rogers, President Sara Stout, Debbie […]

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Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sleek black and white vehicle that resembles a wingless plane can travel 1,524 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. It’s the winning entry by Northern Illinois University of DeKalb students, who participated this past weekend in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Mileage Challenge at Sonoma Raceway. They were among more than 1,000 students from […]

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At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I went to the dentist last week for a checkup and got to talking to the young dental assistant about the good old days. “Back in the day,” I began, and then cracked up. It seems like everything now is ‘back in the day’ for me! Dental insurance is a fairly recent phenomenon, unlike medical […]

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Alhambra High spring musical: Bye Bye Birdie (photo gallery)

Alhambra High spring musical: Bye Bye Birdie (photo gallery)

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Kids! I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say?… Kids!” Kids? Have we got kids! Right here in Martinez and they are going to amaze and razzle dazzle you next week on the Alhambra High School stage! Live musicians! Period costumes! Colorful sets! Show stopping song and […]

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‘Grandma’ shower for newborns

‘Grandma’ shower for newborns

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priscilla Circle Ladies of the Martinez Congregational Church met in February for their 27th Annual Grandma Baby Shower to benefit the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. Hostesses for the Party were Betty Holt and Bev. Annis. Displaying the Gifts are, Front; Bertha Peters, Bev Annis. Carol Partridge, and Edie […]

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Council approves cannabis ordinance

Council approves cannabis ordinance

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has approved a new commercial cannabis ordinance that establishes how many businesses would be allowed in the city, where they could be opened, and how Martinez will define “youth centers.” That latter point had been a sticking point in Firefly’s attempt to open a dispensary in the same building […]

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Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s proposed commercial cannabis ordinances will receive a final City Council vote tonight. The Council’s votes would repeal certain portions of the Municipal Code and modify the law to allow commercial cannabis uses in specified zoning districts. The panel previously introduced the two ordinances at its March 20 meeting. At that meeting, […]

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County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The last piece of structural steel has been placed on the new Contra Costa County Administration Building. County officials marked that achievement Tuesday with a “topping out” ceremony. Susan Shiu, the county’s director of the Office of Communications and Media, called the topping-out “a significant milestone for the project.” Construction began in […]

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Park It: Scottish Fair

Park It: Scottish Fair

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EDWARD MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks The pipes are calling and Scots will gather on Saturday, April 6 at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., it’s a full day of celebrating things Scottish, including bagpipe music, Scottish dancing, homemade crafts, historic re-enactments, […]

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Retiring city engineer honored by council

Retiring city engineer honored by council

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tim Tucker, Martinez’s city engineer since 2001, is retiring. He recently was recognized by the Martinez City Council for his year of service to the city and for the accomplishments that happened during his watch. Among those are the citywide improvements to Martinez’s parks and the local library financed through the $30 […]

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