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Kim Petras delivers euphoric experience at the Mezzanine

BY MASON BISSADA Kim Petras Wednesday night concert at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, the fitting final U.S. stop on her Broken tour, was a euphoric, rave-like wonder. Petras, who first came onto the pop-scene with her hit “I Don’t Want It at All,” sold out the SoMa venue/night-club and …

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Farmers Market Week highlights Savory Melon Salad

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS We’re celebrating farmers’ markets this month ! The mission of the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) is to empower California farmers to be enormously successful, and with our network of local farmers’ markets we can accomplish this with the help of the local community, the …

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American Red Cross requesting help at blood drive July 30th

The American Red Cross is reporting that it is facing a blood shortage and it has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.        “It’s a gift of life and I’ve got it to give. I’ve …

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Obituary: Frankie James Patrick Bologna (1992-2019)

Martinez native Frankie Bologna, age 26, died Monday, July 8, 2019 at his home in Mankato, Minnesota. Funeral services will be 11:00am, Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Timothy Hall officiating. Visitation will be at the church Friday beginning at 10:00am.   On Monday, July …

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Congress Exonerates Port Chicago Fifty, 75 Years After Disaster

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) successfully passed a measure today that directs the Secretary of the United States Navy to publicly exonerate the Port Chicago 50. The effort was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 220-to-197. The …

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Longo’s blast and Samardzija’s arm carry Giants past Cards 1-0

BY RICK PORCARO Evan Longoria’s seventh-inning solo home run briefly interrupted a pitchers duel, breaking up Jack Flaherty‘s no-hit bid in the process, giving the Giants all the offense they would need to reach the All-Star break on a high note with a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. …

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Martinez author releases new book prior to Concord appearance

BY LELIA FIGUEROA David Hagerty, a Martinez-based crime writer, recently released the fourth novel to his series of political murder mysteries, all of which are based on true events. Titled “They Tell Me You Are Cunning,” his newest effort just hit the shelves this week. Continuing on the storyline of …

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Obituary: Jerry “Coach” Phillips (1934-2019)

Jerry Phillips, beloved father, loving husband, brother, teacher, mentor and “Coach” passed away on Sunday, June 23rd at the age of 85. Jerry was a longtime resident of Walnut Creek. Jerry was a legendary basketball coach at Sacred Heart High School and a member of both the Sacred Heart Cathedral …

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Can the Warriors Keep the Other Splash Brother ?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS The free agency of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been a talking point over the past few months, and rightfully so. He is arguably one of the three best basketball players in the world and was the difference in the Warriors’ back-to-back championship runs. But …

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Martinez Farmers Market has you covered for great tomatoes

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Tomatoes are the poster child of vegetables for locally-grown and seasonal eating. Finding tomatoes that taste like tomatoes are one of the biggest draws to local farmers’ markets in the summer. They are also one of the home gardener’s most common vegetables to plant. Who doesn’t …

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