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Marina Vista St. closure

Marina Vista St. closure

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Public Works to Close a Section of Marina Vista Street in Martinez Due to Construction of the New Administrative Building July 17, 2018, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will close a section of Marina Vista Street from July 18th to July 27th for the installation of a new sanitary sewer for the new County Administration […]

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Postmaster Column: Eyes and ears of the neighborhood

Postmaster Column: Eyes and ears of the neighborhood

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JANETTE DAVIS Postmaster Dear Neighbor and Postal Customer, Mail security and the sanctity of the mail are of the upmost importance to the United States Postal Service and to me as your Postmaster. A report of mail theft from residential mailboxes, postal collection boxes or postal vehicles is of great concern to me. To […]

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Police blotter for June 16-30, 2018

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 16th at 8:00 a.m., Sergeant Gaul located a reported stolen vehicle parked behind the post office on Alhambra Avenue. The victim said the suspect was her neighbor and the vehicle had been returned, but it had not been removed from SVS. Case# 18-1408. At 1:27 p.m. officers responded to Safeway for a shoplift […]

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Two arrested after disturbance in Waterfront Park

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents were arrested late Tuesday afternoon after Martinez Police were told of a disturbance in a Martinez Waterfront park parking lot, according to Chief Manjit Sappal. A caller said one person was challenging another in the parking lot, and as officers arrived, one of the people tried to flee. The […]

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Water main break interrupts service

Water main break interrupts service

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez residents lost water service about 10 p.m. Wednesday when a water main broke on Alhambra Avenue and John Muir Road. Repairs were completed about 4 p.m. Thursday, Public Works Director David Scola said. His work crews, bringing in heavy equipment, responded to calls Thursday night when the big pipe broke, leaving residences within Muir […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

John Stevens, a resident of Virginia Hills and former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. He lives in the newly formed District 4 area which includes a western portion of downtown and runs southward beyond highway 4 where most of the district lies. He ran unsuccessfully […]

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Column 1: Children

Column 1: Children

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist CHILDREN captured the headlines across the globe as two groups struggled to survive the past two weeks. One group in a seemingly impossible recovery in Thailand deep in a cave. The other children are in a ridiculous web of stupid political confusion brought about by the inept current […]

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Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger announces he will be retiring in January

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger announces he will be retiring in January

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

(City of Martinez press release) Kilger was hired by the Martinez City Council in June of 2016 and was selected from a candidate pool of over 40 applicants that emerged from a nationwide search. At the time of his appointment, Mayor Rob Schroder stated that Mr. Kilger would bring to Martinez the perfect blend of […]

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Sea Scout Open House Saturday

Sea Scout Open House Saturday

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The public can visit the 85-foot Sea Scout Ship Albatross and take tours of the museum inside the Sea Scouts’ base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 225 N. Court St., when the Sea Scouts will have an open house, free food and demonstrations of such nautical skills as a rope climb, uses […]

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Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Mark Meuser, who is challenging incumbent Alex Padilla for California secretary of state this November, launched a 5,000 mile campaign bicycle ride Monday from Martinez’s Waterfront Park. He plans to bicycle through all 58 of the state’s counties, meeting residents and encouraging them to vote in the fall general election. Since the […]

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