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Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez high school students are being invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition by the city’s two members of the House of Representatives, District 05’s U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier. The two are hosts in their respective districts for the art competition. Their districts include different portions of […]

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Martinez Police blotter for Feb. 16-28, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for Feb. 16-28, 2019

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

On February 16th at 1:38 am, Officer Angoco responded to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Brown Street for a woman yelling loudly and throwing items at her neighbor’s door. The woman refused to come out and speak with police, but was given a warning. Approximately twenty minutes later Officer Angoco returned to […]

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Column 1: Welcome aboard

Column 1: Welcome aboard

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WELCOME ABOARD, Eric Figueroa, our new City Manager, arriving soon from San Ramon’s Assistant City Manager position. We all know he will be an asset to our community, and will be a ‘happy camper’ in Martinez. With a name Figueroa, he will feel right at home, right? He […]

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Common Cause forum to address redistricting

Common Cause forum to address redistricting

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents interested in the city’s voting districts may attend a California Common Cause and Thousand Friends of Martinez forum on the topic March 27 at the Veterans Memorial Building. Helen Grieco, an activist with California Common Cause, will address the forum. Thousand Friends of Martinez, a citizens group, is calling for […]

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No School? Go To Clown Camp!

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District students will have Monday off from classes, and Martinez Recreation Department is offering a fun alternative for the day – Clown Day Camp. Clown Day Camp is open to those 4 to 11, and those interested may register online in advance either online at www.cityofmartinez.org, by calling 925-372-3510 or by visiting […]

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Martinez Waterfront, Marina subcommittee meeting Tuesday

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Waterfront and Marina Subcommittee will Tuesday to hear and discuss the Marina State Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) that the city must file with the state of California. The plan must be completed and filed with the State Lands Commission by Jan. 1, 2020. This is an element of the agreement that lets […]

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Underground Echoes: Aaron Rice: The final chapter (1880-1906)

| March 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Martinez Gazette Contributors From our last column, we discovered Aaron had siblings. Although his sister Judy Schlesher (58) was never found, (nor could we find any record of her) his older brother William (62) and family, were located living in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. We additionally found them enumerated in […]

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Contra Costa Animal Services’ 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Day adoption event this Saturday

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Event features free adoptions of all bully breed dogs, $25 adoptions of all other animals. Martinez, CA – On Saturday, March 16th, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be hosting its 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Day event. The St. Pitty’s Day event features free adoptions of all bully breed dogs, and $25 adoptions of all […]

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Trafficking awareness topic at Soroptimist of Martinez meeting

Trafficking awareness topic at Soroptimist of Martinez meeting

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Corporal Ryan Baillie of the Martinez Police Department spoke before a recent meeting of Soroptimist International of Martinez. He shared the events of the 3-year long investigation and subsequent conviction of members in a local human sex trafficking operation. The initial contact was with a victim living in Martinez where Officer Baillie first was assigned […]

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Land Trust seeks donations to preserve Painted Rock

Land Trust seeks donations to preserve Painted Rock

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Muir Land Trust is hoping to raise an additional $550,000 by May 31 to reach its $2 million goal to preserve 84 acres in Lamorinda called Painted Rock, and an event Thursday will welcome those who want to help make plans for a park there. The event, “Plan a Park for Painted Rock,” is […]

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