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Shell sells Martinez Refinery to PBF, ending 104-year relationship with city

Shell sells Martinez Refinery to PBF, ending 104-year relationship with city

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, has agreed to sell the Martinez Shell Refinery to PBF Holding Company for $1 billion and other adjustments, the two companies announced Tuesday afternoon. The refinery has been operating in Martinez under the Shell name since it was completed in 1915 as Shell’s first in the […]

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Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

Council eyes construction projects plan tonight

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to adopt its five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a list of projects that carries through to Fiscal Year 2023-24. The Council updates its capital improvement projects five-year list every two years, and allocates the funds for the first two years, according to a report by […]

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School district breaks ground on new JME campus June 10

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District is breaking ground Monday afternoon June 10 for the new John Muir Elementary School campus. The campus overhaul is the largest project under the school district’s Measure R bond issue approved by voters in 2016. Throughout the summer, contractor Lathrop Construction will start the demolition of the current […]

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Census solutions workshops offered this month

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is offering workshops to help residents become aware of the 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond. “In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners,” said an announcement released by Susan […]

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City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

City budget has few surprises, but Council wary of future expenses

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “This is not bad news,” Mayor Rob Schroder said after Finance Director David Glasser presented the proposed 2019-21 budget during a workshop Wednesday night. At the end of the two fiscal years covered by the budget, the General Fund – described as the city’s operating fund or “checkbook,” ends with a positive […]

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Donation amounts proposed for upcoming budget cycle

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council adopts its 2019-21 budget, likely next month, it will be awarding grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations that have requested funding for community events and services. Many of the applicants have past records with the city, although a few are asking for money for the first […]

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Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

Council eyes five-year capital improvement program update

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council is looking ahead to the next five years, determining what capital improvements will be included in the current and future budget adoptions. During Wednesday’s budget workshop, Interim City Engineer Randy Leptien shared a five-year list of projects, of which the first two are funded in the 2019-21 budget that […]

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Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

Gumball Rally launches fifth annual Cobra Day at Cobra Experience

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While the Cobra Day will be celebrating it fifth anniversary this weekend at the Cobra Experience Museum, for the first time it will start off Friday with a Gumball Rally dinner, said Emily Lambert, the museum’s director. “This is new this year! A new tradition!” she said. The name “Gumball Rally” comes […]

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Council workshop today to address 2019-21 city budget

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will get a chance at a workshop today to refine the proposed 2019-21 two-year budget. That document needs to be in place by the beginning of the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. At its meeting May 23, the Council’s Budget and Finance Subcommittee got a preview of […]

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Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “We are here to honor the greatest men and women the world has seen, from the greatest country the world will ever know,” United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Jenny told those who gathered at Ignacio Park Monday for the Martinez Memorial Day ceremony. Jenny delivered the Memorial Day message at […]

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