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At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor “May you live in interesting times.” – A traditional Chinese curse One of my current projects is to build a fence between our neighbor’s house and ours. Our neighbor does not live in his house. Nobody does. The house is uninhabitable. There are holes in the roof. The gas […]

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Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents who historically are on opposite sides of whether the former Pine Meadow Golf Course should be developed with housing have sent a Planning Commission decision on the matter to the City Council. The public hearing is tonight at City Hall. In a brief message to several officials, including City […]

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Why Joe left town

Why Joe left town

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette Before he turned three years old, Joe DiMaggio and his family had left Martinez for good. Joe often returned to the town of his birth after he retired from baseball, but San Francisco gets to call itself Joe’s hometown. That’s where Joe and his brothers Vincent and […]

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Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

| May 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

The May 29th editorial in the East Bay Times completely misses the mark on Measures F and I on the June ballot. In addition to being blatantly one-sided, the information presented by Dan Borenstein in the editorial was missing the facts. I am writing this letter to clear up some relevant issues. Measure I is […]

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John Muir Mountain Day Camp

John Muir Mountain Day Camp

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Muir Mountain Day Camp is based at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez. California, where John Muir—naturalist, preservationist, writer, farmer and father—lived and raised his family for 24 years. Campers explore Muir’s land and 1882 Victorian home, and view his “scribble den,” where he penned many of his influential works. At the […]

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Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is about remembering fallen military heroes, speakers at Martinez’s ceremony said Monday. The tone was set by Shane Bower, chairperson of the Martinez Veterans Commission, who said he often hears people wish others “Happy Memorial Day.” “But it’s not happy,” he said. In his own military service, he lost two friends in combat, […]

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Culinary Graduation …

Culinary Graduation …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vicente-Briones High School students who have been participating in the Culinary School at Loaves and Fishes will be serving more than 100 meals at 4 p.m. today to clients of the service that provides meals to the hungry. The students’ graduation will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at Loaves and Fishes, 835 Ferry St. […]

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At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

At Home With Jeff: What’s my line?

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor A friend at the American Legion asked me last week to update his telephone number on the membership list. He and his wife had just disconnected their home phone permanently. From now on, they will be using their cell phones exclusively while away and while at home. I was […]

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Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

Martinez scholars among county’s 2018 Student Leaders of the Year

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep Mike Thompson, Kate Wohlford, Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffe, and Phoebe Tang. Several Alhambra High School students are among those chosen the 2018 Student leaders of the Year for Contra Costa County, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson has announced. Among the six chosen for the recognition are Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffer, Phebe Tang and Kate […]

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Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez native whose career has made him a widely recognized decorator is coming home next month to celebrate the publication of his second book. But Nathan Turner, who is known for his appearances on Bravo’s cable program “Million Dollar Decorators,” didn’t write about designing or how to make a home more […]

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