Tag: Martinez News-Gazette

Old rail car, cannabis and postal problems made headlines in 2018

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of the Gazette’s 2018 Year in Review, recapping Martinez’s news from the previous year. MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District’s capital improvement ballot measure passed in 2016 has been accumulating revenues, and before the end of 2018, the Board of Education awarded a contract for the complete overhaul of John Muir […]

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Elections, fires, FBI raid among 2018’s top stories

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez had plenty of news in 2018. Elections dominated much of the year, from the switch to by-district voting to the push for a half-cent general sales tax with the intent to use much of it to bolster police and water system budgets and an extended and expanded parcel tax for Martinez […]

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At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Every week I trek down to the Martinez News-Gazette office for extra copies of my column to mail off to my three adult children. I thoroughly enjoy a little chit chat with whoever is staffing the front desk. One lady in particular always has a smile and nothing but good words to say. Barbara Cetko […]

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Our Town: Headlines from the earliest issues of the Gazette

Our Town: Headlines from the earliest issues of the Gazette

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor “The establishment of a newspaper in Contra Costa County was an important factor in its upbuilding and development,” stated the publisher of the Historic Record’s 1926 History of Contra Costa County. He was introducing Chapter XVIII, entitled “Gleanings from the Files of the Contra Costa Gazette, 1858-1926”. Not only […]

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