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Herbie Hancock, Grace Potter and Bob Weir to headline benefit

The fourth annual Sound Summit music festival is returning to the slopes of Mount Tamalpais for another festive and eclectic day of music high above San Francisco Bay on September 8th. Jazz legend and musical icon Herbie Hancock will be topping a bill that includes stellar rock vocalist Grace Potter, …

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September to bring a fresh crop of produce to Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS The flavors of fall are now arriving at your local farmers’ market ! September is the best time of year to enjoy late summer’s produce, while discovering the bounty that early fall brings. Your farmers are bringing the last of the peaches and nectarines, summer squash, …

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Employee injured in Minor Explosion at Martinez Water Plant

This morning at approximately 7:45 am at the Water Treatment Plant, located at 3003 Pacheco Boulevard, employees reported an explosion of a 100-gallon Sodium Hypochlorite container. Martinez Police Officers, Contra Costa County Fire, and Contra Costa County Hazmat responded. One employee was transported to the hospital for assessment due to …

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Martinez Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) is currently accepting grant applications for its fall 2018 grant review. Nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications. The deadline is Sept. 15, 2018. Established in 1993, MCF …

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Obituary: Dorothy Masayko (1922-2018)

Dorothy Masayko, daughter of Pauline and Jacob Lorenz, passed away on August 5, 2018. Dorothy was born in Billings MT and attended the University of Montana. When the U.S. entered World War II, she volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the US Army. Near the end of the war …

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10 Local Groups Join Forces to End Unemployment in CC County

Even though the Bay Area job market may feel red-hot, nearly 16,000 Contra Costa residents remain unemployed and are looking for work. To help these individuals find a job or start a new career, ten organizations have partnered with Contra Costa County and its Workforce Development Board (WDBCCC) to create …

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