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Helping hands …

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AAA of Northern California lent a hand to help clean up Granger’s Wharf Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Volunteers helped cut brush and weeds, pick up trash, rake the grounds, and give the Wharf a little TLC. Hear, hear for AAA! (STEVE GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Sunrise Ridge gives back …

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An Ice Cream Social was held in the Sunrise Ridge Community in Martinez, for the residents and owners. The Ice Cream Social was held to enhance good will within the community and benefit the Contra Costa Food Bank. The Social Committee was made aware that during the summer months, the ...

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Bringing home the Gold …

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Fitness Innovations and Tae Kwon Do (FIT) of Martinez participated in the 2016 All California Tae Kwon Do Championships in Vallejo this past weekend. FIT’s students did an outstanding job in all categories of the competition which included Forms, Board Breaking, and Sparring. Fifteen FIT students competed and 18 Gold, ...

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Regional Medical Center honors volunteers

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center honored volunteers at their 48th Annual Awards Luncheon Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Pictured are “High achievers,” those with more than 1,000 service hours. Front row, from left: Beverly Annis (4 years, 1,400 hours), Clair Mann (24 years, 5,200 hours), Shirley Peterson (21 years, 6,500 hours), Ellsbeth Donavan (22 years, 8,000 hours), Doris Greene (23 years, 16,082 hours); back row, from left: Pat Evans (18 years, 8,700 hours), Pat Harris (13 years, 2,800 hours), Lorna Aylard (21 years, 3,400 hours), Florence Berghuis (7 years, 1,900 hours), Josepina Rayas (7 years, 1,000 hours), Betty Holt (21 years, 6,200 hours), Linda Waxman (7 years, 3,800 hours), Bill Cunningham (11 years, 6,200 hours), and Deloris McDonald (20 years, 3,900 hours). (COURTESY / On File)

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Clinics (CCRMC) celebrated their 48th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition luncheon on April 13 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Following a salad luncheon catered by Food for Thought, Volunteer Coordinator Rhonda Smith thanked all the volunteers ...

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Chamber announces Citizens of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards Tuesday. Awardees will be honored during a special banquet at the Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23. “These remarkable people or organizations have served our community ...

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Police Academy …

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Participants in the first Martinez Police Department Citizen Academy Class who recently completed their 10-week training. The academy gives participants an inside look at the Martinez Police Department’s operations through a series of lectures and hands-on training. For more information on the academy, visit www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/police. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT)

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Helping Hands …

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Each year for more than a dozen years, St. Catherine of Siena School students give back to the community during Catholic Schools Week on Helping Hands Day. Students in grades 5-6 spent the afternoon picking up trash at the Martinez Marina (pictured above), while grade 8 students helped organize the ...

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