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Hotrod Hoodlums, Chrysler of Fairfield event Saturday to help Las Juntas Elementary

Hotrod Hoodlums, Chrysler of Fairfield event Saturday to help Las Juntas Elementary

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A team-up event Saturday between a Fairfield Chrysler dealership and a Bay Area car club will help raise money for a Martinez elementary school during its annual PTA car show and barbecue. Chrysler of Fairfield is bringing its parent company’s “Cars 4 Classrooms” fundraising program to Las Juntas Elementary School Saturday. Megan Benando, a member […]

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Council to hear appeal of cannabis dispensary permit

Council to hear appeal of cannabis dispensary permit

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Council will hear an appeal tonight of the Planning Commission’s approval of a conditional use permit for a medicinal marijuana dispensary in a suite at 4808 Sunrise Drive. After several Planning Commission meetings to determine whether a gym that’s a tenant in the building has enough young clientele to be called as a […]

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County receives grant to help end sexual, domestic violence, abuse

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $1 million to help respond to incidents of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking, Tish Gallegos, community and media relations representative for the county’s Employment and Human Services Department. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence against Women awarded a […]

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PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez might be able to use Proposition 68 money for park improvements, a former Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) member will tell the panel Tuesday. Sherida Bush is a past Commission member who also is a longtime nature advocate, “Bay Nature” writer, founding member of Thousand Friends of Martinez and […]

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Veterans Commission plans November ceremonies

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Taking the lead of the federal government, which will be observing Veterans Day Nov. 12, the Martinez Veterans Commission has agreed to have local ceremonies on that date. A hundred years ago, the Treaty of Versailles, signed June 28, 1919 in France, ended World War I, or “The Great War” as it […]

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Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the checkered flag flashes later today at Sonoma Raceway, the winning driver of the Grand Prix of Sonoma will have earned fans’ cheers. In addition, the 2018 Verizon/IndyCar series champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the race. After today, those ceremonies are going away for the foreseeable future. In July, the series […]

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DeSaulnier announces app coding contest for area high school students

DeSaulnier announces app coding contest for area high school students

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – High school students who live in U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier’s district, California 11, may compete in the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge, a coding competition. DeSaulnier is host of his district competition, which is open to high school students who either live or attend school in this district. To enter, students will […]

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DTSC considering Shell’s RCRA permit renewal

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering the Shell Martinez Refinery’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit renewal application that would delay closure of a hazardous waste management unit so Pond 7 could be used for non-hazardous wastewater treatment. The permit renewal application was submitted April 20, according […]

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Board of Education eyes finances, school safety

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District managed to curb expenses in Fiscal Year 2017-18, but still spent more than it received, according to a report the District’s Board of Education will hear Monday. The unaudited actual report, a year-end summary of the District’s financial status, gives the Board a chance to confirm the books […]

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MEA launches petition for teachers’ contract settlement, strike possible

MEA launches petition for teachers’ contract settlement, strike possible

| September 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– The Martinez Education Association, the labor organization representing Martinez Unified School District teachers, is asking people to sign an online petition urging a contract settlement, saying members “are preparing to strike if necessary.” The petition is on the website Change.org, and MEA representatives said they may surpass their goal of 1,000 signatures. […]

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