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MUSD update on Measure R improvements

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) will welcome about 4,200 students when school starts this week. The school board kicked-off the fall semester with a busy agenda including an update on the status of the $120 million Measure R school facility improvements at the Aug. 12 meeting. John Muir Elementary will be […]

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Adult School Business Coordinator Robert Lawrence found dead

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Longtime Martinez Adult School employee Robert Lawrence passed away unexpectedly August 12, 2019, at age 56. Martinez Unified School District Superintendent made this announcement written announcement on Monday. “It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform you Rob Lawrence, Department Coordinator of the Business Training Center for Martinez Adult Education, […]

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Residents give input on new city park

Residents give input on new city park

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a good turnout and plenty of ideas at a charette for a new park at Traditions at the Meadow, formerly Pine Meadow Golf Course on Vine Hill Way, Aug. 10. The whole crowd at the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission event got a quick course in landscape architecture before […]

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Business Spotlight: Passion for beauty a path to local business

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Born in Taiwan, Frank Kubler’s family moved to Iowa when he was a boy. Then he moved to San Francisco where he graduated from SF State University with honors in Art. All of these settings impacted his awareness of the natural environment and made him a fan of John Muir’s writings. That […]

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Martinez Youth Football welcoming new coaches and new culture

Martinez Youth Football welcoming new coaches and new culture

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – New coaches, new staff and a new approach to football is restoring and strengthening the Martinez Youth Football (MYF) and Cheers program this year. On Aug. 8, new MYF Board President Lina Taylor announced the program is still accepting students sign-ups for football and cheerleading. “They’re learning and having fun!” Christy Sherman, […]

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Summer vacation not for everyone at MUSD

Summer vacation not for everyone at MUSD

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is the opposite of summer vacation at Martinez Unified School District school sites. Cleaning, construction, and maintenance crews have worked up a sweat getting schools in top shape for incoming students by Aug. 14. There is a huge construction job working at John Muir Elementary School on Vista Way, and the […]

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Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Park

Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Park

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Discover something delightful, entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, delicious or just fun at Art in the Park. The 50th annual Martinez Arts Association (MAA) event will be held at Susana Park on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and over 60 local artists are expected this year. Along with live music, food […]

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Business Spotlight: Patent attorneys on Main

Business Spotlight: Patent attorneys on Main

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Local entrepreneurs and inventors may be surprised to find experienced patent attorneys on Main Street. Other than its location, what makes the six-month-old CrossPond Law firm unique, is the technical and international business experience the attorneys bring to town. “Our competitive advantage is that we are experienced and licensed in America and […]

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County projects update in historic Martinez

County projects update in historic Martinez

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County (CCC) has two active building projects in Martinez, and one of them will have a profound effect on the appearance and convenience of downtown. More than 100 people are working on the two Hensel Phelps Construction projects to get them completed on time. The CCC Public Safety and Emergency […]

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Annual National Night Out on Tuesday

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Night Out is a free, annual gathering of friends and neighbors to share food, fun and conversation with police officers in neighborhoods of Martinez, Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at five locations. The idea is to have a personal conversation with local officers and establish neighborhood camaraderie to […]

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