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Second city cannabis business workshop Thursday

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second of two cannabis workshops, at which residents can tell city officials what type of licensed commercial cannabis operations they want to open in Martinez, takes place Thursday. At the first workshop last week, residents heard Matt Eaton, HdL Companies’ cannabis compliance manager, told attendees that the city could decide to prohibit all commercial […]

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Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

Message from the Mayor: Let’s play ball

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez At a special meeting of the Martinez City Council, the license agreement between the city and the Martinez Clippers, LLC was approved. Professional baseball is coming to Martinez, and opening day is Thursday, May 31. The Martinez Clippers will host the Sonoma Stompers at the newly rebuilt Joe DiMaggio […]

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Martinez Area Community Emergency Response Team announces donations

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Area Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is proud to announce the receipt of multiple donations from supportive community companies. “It is amazing what a few newly certified members can do for CERT. They requested grant donations that resulted in over $3000 in donations to date,” noted Gwenda Webster, CERT’s new volunteer Class & Training […]

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Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

Noralea Gipner: Information on Marin Clean Energy (MCE) program

| April 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Today I am going to write about the benefits of the MCE program as I understand it. In 2006, the California legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In 2015, Governor Brown issued an executive order that further requires […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

From office staff to park rangers, from police and firefighters to nature educators, almost 800 dedicated employees – even more in the summer — keep the East Bay Regional Parks open and safe for the public to enjoy. You can meet some of them and find out more about what they do during “Rangers and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Stevens positioning for mayoral run?

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I picked a copy of the Gazette at a friend of mine’s house I came upon John Stevens’ article. It’s rather disturbing because it certainly sounds like he is positioning himself to run for Mayor while downplaying the accomplishments that have made by Rob Schroder and the council (past and present) for building the […]

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Finding owls …

Finding owls …

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

While I was out hiking after our last major storm I came across two downed owls, the one pictured a Great Horned Owl and the other a Barn owl. Heavy rain can be hard on them. Interesting fact: Owl flight feathers have comb-like fringed edges, making them feel much softer, that enable these hunters to […]

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CHP investigating highway shootings

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

California Highway Patrol is investigating two apparently unrelated highway shootings reported Wednesday in Contra Costa County. In neither case was anyone hurt. The first took place about 9:45 p.m. on North Interstate-680 near Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek. A driver’s car window broke, and he originally thought perhaps someone had thrown a bottle at his vehicle. […]

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Bruno Peter Nardi

Bruno Peter Nardi

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bruno Peter Nardi Oct. 18, 1921 – April 10, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. Bruno passed away Tuesday at the home he lived in nearly all his life. He was 96. A Martinez native, he grew up in Vine Hill on the family ranch/winery, graduated from Alhambra High School, and served in WWII. After marrying […]

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Message from the Chief of Police: Information sharing for a safer community

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Collaborative partnerships are an invaluable way to leverage resources and effectively solve problems. As you may be aware, we entered into a collaborative partnership with Contra Costa County and the Pleasant Hill Police Department to focus on homelessness. The approach entails using outreach through the County CORE (Coordinated Outreach Referral and Engagement) Team. One of […]

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