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City Council considers fishing pier

City Council considers fishing pier

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is likely the City Council will commission an assessment of the beloved, but rundown Martinez Fishing Pier at tonight’s council meeting. The fishing pier has been a favorite fishing and strolling spot for residents and visitors since it was built in 1934. It is also the site of the Annual Diamond […]

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Professional baseball could return to Martinez

Professional baseball could return to Martinez

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers baseball fans were disappointed when team sponsors had to drop their sponsorship, due to legal and financial troubles. Those, and all local baseball fans will be happy to learn that another professional independent baseball league, the Pecos, wants one of its teams to call Martinez home. The 2020 season is […]

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Beauty on utility boxes

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Keep your eyes peeled this spring. Drivers may spot images of local birds, animals boats, nature and history on previously unattractive electrical boxes around the city. They will become part of a City beautification pilot program spearheaded by Zach Seal, Martinez senior management analyst. On Dec. 16, the Parks, Recreation, Marina & […]

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New Sea Scout vessel coming to Martinez Marina

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

“We lucked out,” Sea Scouts Skipper Adam Mollwitz said about the Scouts acquisition of the Phoenix, a 62-foot Corbin Twin Diesel Steel Pilot Boat that will call Martinez its home port. What he calls luck, was more like an amazing quirk of fate. The Scouts had wanted to buy that boat before the All American […]

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Junior High bullying issues show improvement but problems remain

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Amy Scott-Slovick told the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board how her son was attacked by six Martinez Junior High School (MJHS) students after being bullied all day. This in spite of him reporting it to the school office and the valiant efforts of a teacher trying to protect him and his […]

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PRMCC talks grant use & sport field priorities

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – During the dark days of winter, a storm of sports field requests blow into the Park and Recreation Department. Karen Galindo, recreation supervisor III, said it is getting tougher to decide who gets to play. She asked the Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission and Waterfront Subcommittee to clarify the City’s priorities at […]

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MUSD sees real estate revenue slip as budget cuts of $1.8 million loom

MUSD sees real estate revenue slip as budget cuts of $1.8 million loom

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) has been aware of a looming financial shortfall for more than a year. Helen Rossi, assistant superintendent of administrative services said the district has already made significant spending cuts and agreed in March 2019 to further cuts totaling $1.8 million. The problem is that the Contra […]

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Donation made for students in need

Donation made for students in need

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eve Cameron, founder of Passion to the Streets, presented the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) with $10,000 worth of gift cards at the school board meeting Dec. 9. “They are a gift from the whole community,” she said. “They (district) know the homeless families, and can give them out, not just at […]

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County to consider cannabis retail stores on Pacheco Boulevard

County to consider cannabis retail stores on Pacheco Boulevard

| December 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Board Supervisors will consider six cannabis store proposals located on north Pacheco Boulevard, just outside the city limits, at the Dec. 10 board meeting. The City of Martinez has just approved the only two cannabis retail operations allowed in the city, Firefly, and Embarc. More retail cannabis stores just […]

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The giant pumpkin snowman

The giant pumpkin snowman

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “I think I am the inventor of the Giant Pumpkin Snowman,” Jordan stated. “The way it happened is the real story.” Holiday decorations at his home near the corner of Arreba Street and Berrellesa Avenue have been a tradition since he, his wife Miranda and son Dylan moved in seven years ago. […]

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