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Winter Jam drifting festival returns to Sonoma

Winter Jam drifting festival returns to Sonoma

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Winter Jam, Northern California’s largest drifting festival, is returning to Sonoma Raceway for two days of action this weekend. The event and its host, Sonoma Drift, will take over six different locations around the raceway, including two courses in the main paddock and courses at Turns 2 through 4, Turn 7, through the Esses of […]

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PRMCC subcommittee meets today to address multiple park projects

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission’s Parks and Waterfront Subcommittee will meet today to consider three parks projects. The first is the 2018-19 Park Improvement Project update. Next is a look at a priority list of future park improvements. Finally, the panel will discuss proposed new park signage at the DiMaggio Ballfields in Martinez […]

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Martinez police, Republic offer holiday tips

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents are joining the rest of the country in participating in the biggest shopping season of the year. And two agencies, Martinez Police Department and franchise operator Republic Services (Allied Waste) are offering some holiday tips, one addressing safety and the other speaking for sustainability. The police department has issued an […]

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Residents learn emergency preparedness in free special CERT class

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the wake of back-to-back deadly fire seasons, Martinez’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be giving residents two opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies, said Brian Lindblom, Martinez CERT director. “As we saw with the recent Paradise Fire and last year’s Napa and Sonoma County fires, when the event […]

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Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose the design-build team Monday that will rebuild the John Muir Elementary School campus. Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects were hired to the job for no more than $29,842,624 under the two-step design-build approach to construction. The Board decided in April to use that […]

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Flooding on ballfields should cause no harm

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Recent rains and a partially blocked storm drain may have made the Waterfront Park’s ballfields look like they were drowning in water. But those fields should be fine, according to Don Salts, deputy Public Works director. “City staff was advised water was ponding on the infield of the ball fields,” he said. […]

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Fatal mushrooms sprouting in area parks

Fatal mushrooms sprouting in area parks

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two of the most toxic mushrooms are among those appearing in East Bay Regional Park District’s parks, and the agency has issued a warning about collecting wild mushrooms that can be fatal if consumed. Dave Mason, Public Information supervisor, issued the warning Wednesday. “Each year, mushrooms come out after the first fall rains,” he said. […]

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Education board to see John Muir Elementary design-build agreement, elect officers

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will consider Monday authorizing Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects as the design-build team for the overhaul of John Muir Elementary School’s campus. According the resolution which will be decided Monday, the team was determined to have offered the best value for the project, […]

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Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Worried that a proposed personal-use marijuana law might be too strict, Martinez City Council asked its staff Wednesday to modify it to allow residents to use backyard greenhouses up to six allowed plants. That means its introduction won’t take place until later this month. State law allows individuals to grow up to […]

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Farewell to City Manager Anne Cardwell

Farewell to City Manager Anne Cardwell

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell (middle), who is leaving Martinez for the same position in Vallejo, is honored Wednesday with a proclamation from Martinez City Council. A veteran of 22 years of public and private sector work, she has spent 13 years with the city of Benicia before working since September 2016 as Martinez’s assistant […]

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