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Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

| November 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Two Martinez residents, represented by the same Malibu attorney firm that threatened to sue the city if it didn’t abandon at-large elections, have filed a suit claiming the Council-adopted districts violate the election code. Plaintiffs Felix Sanchez and Nancy Noonan also accuse 100 unnamed defendants in the suit, which says those individuals have violated the […]

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Lawsuit against City of Martinez (copy of document)

Lawsuit against City of Martinez (copy of document)

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Malibu-based attorney Kevin Shenkman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Martinez. A copy of the suit is below. Shenkman previously threatened Martinez with a lawsuit alleging the city was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. As a result the city adopted a by-district voting system. The Gazette will have full coverage […]

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Adopt a Pet, Nov. 11, 2018

Adopt a Pet, Nov. 11, 2018

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

These pets are available for adoption from Contra Costa County Animal Services. They are available at http://petharbor.com. Tango (Petharbor ID No. A0914234) is one of the stars of the Contra Costa County Animal Services Running Dog Team. She would love to have a new home to call her own. She just ran a 10K race […]

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Thompson condemns shooting in Thousand Oaks, calls for immediate action in 116th congress

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington – Today Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement after the tragic mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. “Yet again, a nation stands horrified at a mass shooting. Young people trying to enjoy a night of music and friendship were gunned down […]

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Bowl for fun and profit

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold a Bowling Blast event on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Paddock Bowl at 5915 Pacheco Boulevard in Pacheco. Each team will have four players (with one alternate if needed). Each player pays $25.00. Family teams are encouraged. Single players can register and will be assigned to […]

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Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHILE THE NATION scanned the results from Senate and House races, along with statewide races, our community was waking up to local results, the most surprising for many being the apparent upset of Councilmember Debbie McKillop by John Stevens, a political newcomer. The difference in the tally of […]

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Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some selected readers comments regarding the news of the ice rink cancellation taken from Facebook. Mary Ewart: We wouldn’t be in shopping and eating around the Holidays in downtown Martinez if it weren’t for the rink! We got season passes and ate at the Starbucks, Thai food, the BBQ place, and so on […]

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Holiday Frolic needs volunteers

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Recreation Department is expanding its Holiday Frolic to two days, and is seeking volunteers to make the event a success, Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said. The Light Parade, hair painting, face and fingernail painting will be Friday, Nov. 30, she said. The next day Saturday, Nov. 1, the downtown area will be the […]

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Bocce birthday

Bocce birthday

| November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sante Cerri celebrated his 99th birthday with a day of bocce. Surrounded by freinds at the Bocce Courts, Cerri spent the day doing what he loves.

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Martinez Police blotter for Oct.1-15, 2018

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On October 1st at 5:22 pm, Detective Wah responded to an argument between a man and woman in the 100 block of Berrellesa Street. The man was arrested for a parole warrant. Case# 18-2313. At 10:55 pm Officer Lincoln made a traffic stop at Pacheco Boulevard and Arthur Road. The driver was arrested for being […]

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