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Martinez braces for Sunday afternoon’s protest march

With Martinez bracing for Sunday afternoon’s protest march from the county courthouse to Waterfront Park, many downtown merchants have taken the hint from Police Chief Manjit Sappal and decided to err on the side of caution by boarding up their storefront windows. Hopefully the event will come off peacefully, but given …

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Obituary: Tobie Gene Levingston (1934-2020)

Tobie Gene Levingston, who founded the East Bay Dragons, one of the nation’s first all-Black motorcycle clubs, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at the age of 86. Levingston was born in Louisiana in 1934 to a sharecropper father who made the migration West, along with thousands of other black …

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Adjusting to the New Normal at our Farmers Markets

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer is here, the corn and tomatoes are being harvested, the planting of fall crops has begun, and your local farmers’ markets continue to supply good wholesome fruits and vegetables, even in the midst of a pandemic. We are looking for the light at the end …

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