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Martinez Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
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On Saturday, April 26, we will be honoring citizens from the community for their contributions to the betterment of Martinez. The event will take place at the Martinez Event Center, 524 Main Street...

Lion's Club Egg Hunt in Martinez
LION’S CLUB EASTER EGG HUNT is this Saturday, April 19 at 10:00am at the Waterfront Park Grass Area. Event is for  ages 2 - 9 yars old. Enjoy face painting and bring your own camera to take picture...
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Egg Hunt and Boutique in Pleasant Hill
The "Egg"-Citing Egg Hunt in Pleasant Hill is on Saturday, April 19th at Pleasant Hill Park! Start times vary by age group! Sign up early for this spring-time tradition in beautiful Pleasant Hill P...
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PHBA'sParent Appreciation Luau!
The Pleasant Hill Baseball's Parent Appreciation Luau is Saturday, May 3 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner is at 7:30pm. This is a fun filled evening with dinne...
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Police in San Jose are investigating the death of a nine-month-old baby boy whose father apparently forgot the infant in his car seat and found him unconscious in his parked car Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

At approximately 7:14 p.m., the San Jose Police Department received a report of an unresponsive infant in a vehicle in the 3700 block of Payne Avenue. Upon arrival officers located the infant who was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police determined the father and the infant arrived at his workplace earlier in the day. He was supposed to drop off the infant at the babysitter's house before he went to work, but forgot.

He parked his vehicle on the street with the infant strapped in his car seat and went to his workplace. The father found the baby unconscious in the vehicle after finishing his work day.

The San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  No arrests have been made pending review by Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

2014-04-17 10:03:05 -0700

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.

Through Tuesday's end of the enrollment period, nearly 1.4 million Californians had selected a policy through the state's online marketplace, about 1 million more than the federal government had projected last fall.

Covered California, the agency that runs the exchange, released the final sign-up data on Thursday. Still unknown is how many of those who signed up for insurance plans have paid their first month's premium, which will allow them to begin receiving health coverage.

An additional 1.9 million people gained coverage through Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid. The state opted to accept the expansion of the low-income health insurance program that was offered under the federal Affordable Care Act.

2014-04-17 10:00:51 -0700

A remodeling project that turned into a rediscovery — an Indiana couple found love letters dating back to World War I tucked away in their attic.

"While renovating their house in Jasper, the couple found the letters in their attic insulation. The letters were written by a soldier preparing to fight in World War I." (Via WISH)

The contractor Phil Mathies, hired to begin work upstairs, had pulled the letters out of the couple's attic while he rewired the room. WFIE reports the letters peeked Phil, his wife, and his sister's interest and, of course, they started reading them.

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​"​Clement Berger he had a sweetheart, Mary Borho, and he was writing her letters ... how he felt about her and he wanted to be with her." 

Phil and his sister Barbara decided they had to find Clements' relatives. Since he was from Jasper, there was a small chance some of his family could still be living there.

The couple published some of the letters in their local paper. One read, "... you are closer than ever to me, for every day, I long for you more and more. Well darling it’s no use to write you of this for this is what I want and it’s you and you only and that thought will remain with me till the last." (Via The Herald)

And that small chance soon became a reality. Sisters Mary McCune and Nancy Teder are the soldier's nieces. They still live in Jasper and were extremely surprised to see the letters published in the paper.

"It was just an amazing find ... Those letters really convey what he lived in his life and how he felt about our aunt Mary." (Via WFIE)

No one knows how the letters wound up in the attic in the first place. McCune and Teder plan on passing them down to their grandchildren.

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2014-04-17 09:50:29 -0700

A fan was arrested after allegedly throwing fireworks from the bleachers at AT&T Park into a bar area during the San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday night, a police spokesman said.

At about 9:30 p.m., officers at the ballpark heard a loud explosion and saw smoke coming from the Coors Light bar area behind the bleachers, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Umpires temporarily stopped the game while officers tried to figure out what happened. Multiple people had pain, dizziness and temporary loss of hearing from the explosion, Shyy said.

No one was seriously injured in the blast and all were treated at the stadium.

A suspect in Section 142 of the bleachers had allegedly stood up and threw something back toward the bar area, Shyy said.

He was arrested and identified as Paolo Alessio Pavone, 21, of San Bruno, and was booked on suspicion of willful and malicious explosion of a destructive device, reckless or malicious possession of a destructive device and throwing or discharging a firework in a public place, Shyy said.

The game was not delayed for long and the Giants went on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.

2014-04-17 09:47:34 -0700

Some low clouds reported in Half Moon Bay and on parts of the coast, but mostly clear skies elsewhere Thursday. High clouds are moving up from the south and might drag across the South Bay/Santa Cruz area. Nice but a little cooler with temperatures in the 60s and 70s; a few locations such as Clearlake, Vacaville, Antioch and Gilroy will approach 80.

Cooler Friday with low and high clouds increasing.

Projected highs for Thursday:

  • Concord: 77
  • Livermore: 78
  • Napa: 77
  • Oakland: 68
  • San Francisco: 65
  • San Jose: 74
  • San Rafael: 73
  • Santa Cruz: 73
  • Santa Rosa: 76
2014-04-17 09:44:57 -0700
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