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At Home With Vivian: How I Met Your Father

At Home With Vivian: How I Met Your Father

| May 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

My mother believed in fate. She’d often say, “It will happen when it’s supposed to happen but it wouldn’t hurt to help it along.” When something happened, good or bad, she’d say, “It was meant to be.” On one fateful day in 1973…. My college roommate, Katie, knew that a young man from the sixth […]

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Bike to work day

Bike to work day

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez Gazette Contributor Tomorrow will be our 24th annual Bike to Work Day – a day for everyone to ride a bicycle to work, to school, to run errands, and to play. More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplaces, an ideal distance for bicycling. Tens […]

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Saint Catherine of Siena celebrates 145th anniversary

Saint Catherine of Siena celebrates 145th anniversary

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez Gazette Contributor More than 200 worshippers from Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic church processed through the streets of downtown Martinez on Saturday morning to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the Martinez church and the feast day of Saint Catherine of Siena. Parishioners walked and sang with images of Saint Catherine, celebrated […]

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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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At Home With Jeff: Bring home the bacon

At Home With Jeff: Bring home the bacon

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Guest Columnist Vivian and I were grocery shopping recently when I started grumbling about the price of bacon. “Stop complaining,” Vivian chided me, “Bacon does not grow on trees. It takes a lot of hard work.” Hearing her words, I was immediately transported back to my grandparents’ farm. My mother […]

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