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Meeting Rosie …

Martinez resident and man about town John Grubka (at right) meets with the world’s oldest park ranger, Rosie the Riveter Betty Reid Soskin, this past weekend during a gathering at the Concord Naval Weapons Station to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster. The explosion occurred July 17, 1944, when munitions detonated while being loaded onto a vessel. Three hundred and 20 sailors and civilians were killed, while 390 others were injured in the blast. Most of the fatalities were enlisted African-American sailors. (COURTESY / On File)

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Rhonda Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator (far right), introduced the “High Achievers” of Volunteer service hours for 2016 at the 49th Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center last week. They are Jo-Ann Lee (735 hours), Linda Waxman (1,133 hours), Bill Cunningham (586 hours).  Not shown is Richard Firth (1,110).  For the year, 314 volunteers totaled up 31,145 service hours. (COURTESY / On File)

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