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Peas in season, available fresh at farmers market

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickinson Spring is here in all its glory. The hills are green, the flowers are blooming, and spring produce is in abundance at your farmers’ market. The produce to buy in April is peas – sweet English peas, snow peas, ...

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St. Baldrick’s …

Volunteers shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, held last Sunday, March 19, 2017, in downtown Martinez. Hundreds came out to support the effort, including Mayor Rob Schroder, who in keeping up with tradition dyed his hair green for a couple of ...

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‘My Three Angels’ to show at Campbell Theatre

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Opening March 17 at the Campbell Theatre is Onstage’s production of “My Three Angels” – a delightful story of three convicts who come to the rescue of shop keeper Felix Ducotel. Set at Christmas time in Cayenne, French Guiana, the year 1910, the three convicts are employed as roofers to repair a family’s ...

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Community Emergency Response Team class taking registration

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training Class still has space for the Saturday, March 18 class. Class runs for four consecutive Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martinez City Council Chambers, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. CERT teaches residents about emergency preparedness ...

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Lioness Club to host fashion show fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at noon at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year is “Spring is in the Air” and will feature fashions from White Rabbit Boutique in Martinez. The ...

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School orchard …

School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has orchards on school campuses throughout the state, including Hidden Valley Elementary and New Leaf Collaborative. For more information on the ...

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Chamber announces Citizens of Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Awards. “These are exceptional people that have served our community in extraordinary ways,” a Chamber release stated. Recipients for the awards are: Lifetime Achievement: Gay Gerlack Gay Gerlack has been a ...

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Arrest Log: March 17-23, 2017

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Matthew Hagin, 51, was arrested March 12 on DUI alcohol/drugs, DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08 charges. • Nicholas Ebert, ...

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Oakland A’s looking to the future in 2017

BY RICK PORCARO & DANIEL GLUSKOTER As the Oakland A’s prepare to return home from spring training in Arizona, many questions remain about what to expect from them in the 2017 season. While the prospects are strong for a noticeable improvement over last season’s 69-93 last place finish, the American ...

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