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Casaba Melons in season at Cipponeri Farms

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Melons mean that summer is here and there are many varieties from which to choose at your local farmers’ market. From the familiar watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe to the Santa Claus and Persian melons, you’ll find varieties you most likely won’t find at the supermarket. But ...

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Obituary: Marjorie Anne Ross (1938-2018)

In March of 1938, Marjorie Anne Ross, a resident of Martinez, was born into the world in St.Paul, Minnesota, being the youngest child and second daughter of Louis and Mable Herschler. The family would eventually move to Indiana, whereupon she would enter Elkhart High School, and was imbued with Midwestern ...

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4th of July Fireworks Celebration Plans Announced

Fireworks will light up the night at Radke Martinez Shoreline Park, Wednesday, July 4. Join the crowd at the Waterfront or head over to your special viewing spot before 9:15 p.m. Pyrotechnics begin around 9:30 p.m. and will last approximately twenty-five minutes. Waterfront Park will be closed to cars at ...

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Pick a Pepper at your Farmers Market this month

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer peppers are arriving at your farmers’ market this month, everything from mild and sweet bell peppers to wildly spicy Thai chile peppers. The hot summer months are perfect growing weather for these vegetables and we’re glad, because any pepper is a good pepper in our ...

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Election Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations in Martinez Announced

The City of Martinez announced today that Contra Costa residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming June 5th Primary Election, as the Contra Costa Elections Office and City Clerks countywide are providing convenient Vote By Mail drop-off locations, prior to and on Election Day. The election drop-off ...

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Sand & Sandbag Pick-Up Locations Announced

The City of Martinez has designated the following four locations for the stockpiling of sand, and two locations with sand bags only for use by residents during heavy rains and or flooding: Nancy Boyd Park – Located on Pleasant Hill Rd E & Church St F Street- Located at the ...

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