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MUSD test scores above state average

MUSD test scores above state average

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District students scored above state averages on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, but not as high as anyone would like. The results were made public Oct. 9, and the district’s administration is still analyzing them. “Our administration is currently reviewing the scores in detail […]

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Study session becomes a call for action

Study session becomes a call for action

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More parking, a hotel or inn, building height limitation, density, and building uses topped agenda at an informal Downtown Plan Study Session, but most of all there was a sense of urgency. During public comment, Mike Telfer reminded the council that the city was often flooded while it took 50 years to […]

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Energy and security plans unveiled for City Hall projects

Energy and security plans unveiled for City Hall projects

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council’s Infrastructure Subcommittee authorized staff to go ahead with research on prices and methods to update the energy and security elements of City Hall. City Manager Eric Figueroa had told Subcommittee members Lara DeLaney and Mark Ross that City Staff is pressed for time, asked if this is the right […]

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MUSD reviews student transfer policy

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) has had a student transfer policy in place for about five years, yet it has been a recurrent topic for discussion. It was on the Sept. 23 agenda. “I am tired of this subject,” declared school board trustee John Fuller. “The policies are there to make […]

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Business Spotlight: Business is a way of life

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Jordan Schreiber is the senior master 7th degree Black Belt Chief Instructor/owner at ATA Martial Arts Leadership Academy. What makes this business different, is Schreiber’s calling to the blend of martial arts, education and community service. Growing up in Northern New Mexico with 13 siblings, he learned people skills. “My parents adopted […]

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Council approves park and development as doubt, suspense precede vote

Council approves park and development as doubt, suspense precede vote

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After what can only be described as high drama, the Martinez City Council approved a series of resolutions to allow a new city park at Traditions at the Meadow, a 65-home development on the site of the former Pine Meadow Golf Course to proceed. According to remarks by City Attorney Veronica Nebb, […]

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Council meets tonight with full agenda

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A public Study Session on Downtown Density is scheduled from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. tonight before the regular city council meeting. The purpose is to gain additional detail and clarification on Priority Items from Council Goal Setting Session relating to the following topics: Downtown height and density, code enforcement, parking, types of […]

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Thieves can’t stop the music at MJHS

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It has been more than a week since thieves broke into the Martinez Junior High School music room to steal an alto sax, a baritone saxophone and a cello with a case. Police say they got in through a window and set off an alarm. According to Instrumental Music Teacher Julianne George, […]

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Theater as a business

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tonight at the Martinez City Council meeting, OnStage Repertory Theater Company will give the council a business update. Even if it is a non-profit entity, because of circumstances surrounding the Campbell Theater, OnStage must operate like a business. More importantly, the City of Martinez is indirectly a stakeholder in the business success […]

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County cracking down on illegal dumping

County cracking down on illegal dumping

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The County Board of Supervisors ad hoc subcommittee met to review progress on a list of 50 strategies designed to curtail illegal dumping. The Sept. 16, meeting in Martinez centered on a list created by an Illegal Dumping Think Tank, that the Supervisors approved in June. Illegal dumping and debris left behind […]

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