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Obituary: Dennie Lee Baugh (1930-2021)

Born November 20, 1930 in Shenandoah, Iowa, Dennie Lee Baugh passed away peacefully from acute myeloid leukemia on February 2, 2021 in Martinez. He was the son of Severn Baugh and Bernice Huffine Baugh. He is survived by his loving wife Betty, brother James Baugh (Sandra), daughters Diane Bailey (Reginald) …

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Underground Echoes: The Great Horse Trough Mystery

BY JUDIE & JOSEPH PALMER One of the rough gems of the Alhambra Cemetery is the cement remnants of what once was a very large water container. It is unknown exactly when it was installed, by whom, its eventual abandonment, or its complete structure and appearance. Unfortunately, no records or …

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Parks Closing December 6 Due to Rise in Regional COVID-19 Cases

Effective 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2020, all campgrounds, outdoor museums (visitor centers), and children’s playgrounds at East Bay Regional Park District locations will be closed until further notice as mandated by the six Bay Area county regional health officers’ order announced yesterday. Facility Closures Include: Ardenwood Historic Farm Regional …

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Obituary: Jean Sonnikson Francis (1936 – 2020)

Jean Sonnikson Francis passed away on September 26, 2020 at her home in Martinez at the age 84. Jean was born in Healdsburg, CA to Emmet and Emma Sonnikson on April 8, 1936. She was raised in the Alexander Valley (just outside of Healdsburg) and was a farm girl who …

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