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Rotary Report: MCE: Marin Community Choice

Rotary Report: MCE: Marin Community Choice

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – MCE is coming to Martinez. Our City Council has voted that we’ll be part of Marin Clean Energy. They provide clean electricity. Bills from the City already contain inserts explaining how it works. Marcela Vazquez explained the system to Martinez Rotary. You can opt out, but Marcela thinks staying in is best. […]

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Shell/MEF logo contest

Shell/MEF logo contest

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 16th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education will be Sunday September 30, 2018. The 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk is a fundraising event that benefits all Martinez Unified School District Schools. The Martinez Education Foundation is seeking student designs for the T-shirts and ads used to promote this event. The design should be in color (4 color […]

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At Home With Jeff: You’ve Got Mail!

At Home With Jeff: You’ve Got Mail!

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Special to the Gazette Everyone loves getting letters and packages in the mail. Mail is one way that Vivian and kept our family close over the years. Several of my assignments with the Air Force required extensive travel away from the family. One time, I was sent to Somalia for six months. […]

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Martinez Business Beat, April 11, 2018

Martinez Business Beat, April 11, 2018

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tickets Available For Bay Area Craft Beer Festival More than 50 local breweries will be participating in the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival at the Martinez Marina April 21, and tickets are available online through April 20. General admission for beer tasting is $35, and if any are available the event day, will be $45. […]

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Vicente-Briones beats odds with mental health services

Vicente-Briones beats odds with mental health services

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In most schools, only 4 percent of teenaged students seek out help with mental health concerns, Terell Ferris said during a presentation to the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education. That’s one in 25 who need that help, he said. But 20 percent of adolescents need some form of mental health […]

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Granger’s Wharf fires ‘suspicious’

Granger’s Wharf fires ‘suspicious’

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A trio of fires reported Sunday afternoon near Granger’s Wharf were contained by Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters within an hour and never threatened any buildings, a spokesman said. However, since the marshy area was still wet from recent rains, the fires are considered suspicious, the spokesperson said. The fires […]

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John Sparacino, city’s first elected mayor, dies at 92

John Sparacino, city’s first elected mayor, dies at 92

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Sparacino, Martinez’s first elected mayor and a man described as a gentleman and “Mr. Martinez,” died Tuesday at home at 92. Sparacino was chosen the city’s mayor in 1973, then again in 1976 and 1978, when the post was a two-year-term position. “He deserves a public tribute. Everything he did was […]

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MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez Police Department numbers keep dropping, the city could be faced with contracting for some public safety services, said Officer Mike Estanol, public information officer for the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA). MPOA has been warning city officials that the department is having trouble filling persistent vacancies and keeping the officers […]

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Council suggests town hall to address mail service complaints

Council suggests town hall to address mail service complaints

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Even before hearing multiple residents complain about missing mail, incorrect deliveries and other problems, Councilmember Mark Ross suggested Postmaster Jeanette Davis and members of the public meet in a town hall setting, perhaps with the Martinez City Council as moderators. The Martinez Post Office has been the subject of frustration by residents […]

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Underground Echoes: Rice’s grow in Napa

Underground Echoes: Rice’s grow in Napa

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette To recap Aaron Rice and his family’s story since they gained their freedom, we created a list of the important events we have covered to date. We started with their first Holidays as free people in 1860, the loss of their son Lewis in 1862, the […]

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