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Martinez marina expenses stable, revenues higher since dredging

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Marina has experienced an upswing in its revenues and has stabilized its expenses since the city dredged the area in 2017, Jim Haynes, chief executive officer of Almar Marinas, said Tuesday. In California, Almar Marinas manages the Oakland, Treasure Isle, Marina del Rey, Westport, Peninsula Yacht and Bahia marinas, in […]

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BOE to vote on Sandy Hook Promise agreement

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday whether to participate in the Sandy Hook Promise “Know the Signs” program that are designed to improve school safety. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for two elements of the program, “Start with Hello” and “Threat Assessment and Intervention,” will be up for […]

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Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Reluctant to extend a moratorium on commercial cannabis operations for an entire year, Martinez City Council decided Wednesday the city’s regulation of those businesses must be in place by July 31, 2019. Martinez’s ban on commercial operations, adopted on an emergency basis in 2017 and extended until Oct. 31, was put in […]

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PRMCC moves forward on 2019-20 work plan

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Seeing the Municipal Code as the foundation for the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission’s function, the panel’s members indicated Tuesday that updating and consolidating the code regarding the Commission’s roles and responsibilities could be a top priority on its 2019-20 work plan. Developing the work plan has been an ongoing project […]

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Kader Walk to help Juvenile Hall Auxiliary, youth

Kader Walk to help Juvenile Hall Auxiliary, youth

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 5M walk-run Saturday at the Lafayette Reservoir will benefit the youth of Contra Costa County’s Juvenile Hall. The Chief Philip Kader Annual Walk is the marquis event that both raises money for the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary and celebrates youth who are striving to make positive changes in their lives so they can become productive […]

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Residents stop by for coffee with cops

Residents stop by for coffee with cops

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Residents and Martinez Police officers chatted Wednesday on Main Street during the annual Coffee With a Cop MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– For a few hours Wednesday, Martinez residents and others walking along Main Street could have a free cup of coffee and spend some time chatting with a police officer. For once, it wasn’t because there […]

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Missing woman, Sidney Avant, found

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sidney Avant, the 24-year-old woman being sought by her father, Robert, after she left the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, Sept. 17, has been found, according to reports made public through social media postings. The posting, which says Sidney also goes by the name Zoe Black, said she has been found and is with […]

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Board Of Education to air unions’ salary settlements, costs

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District’s Board of Education will conduct public hearings Monday before voting on agreements with its employees’ labor representatives. Those settlements will give most employees 4 percent raises effective last July. The public hearings will disclose the cost to fund those salary settlements with the Martinez Education Association (MEA), the […]

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Over 10k expected in ‘Tough Mudder NorCal’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

SONOMA, Calif. ­­– More than 10,000 competitors from around the world have been competing at Sonoma Raceway since Saturday and are on course today to see if they are “Tough Mudders.” Although the track is best known for motorsports, Tough Mudder NorCal is strictly people-powered. It has been challenging participants for 5 to 10 muddy […]

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Experienced hands will take wheel of SCCA Pace Car at Sonoma during runoffs

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

SONOMA, Calif. ­­– When the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) brings its 55th annual National Championship Runoffs to Sonoma Raceway Oct. 16-21, a long-time driver, Dan Sherrod, will be behind the wheel of the races’ pace car. “I got started in SCCA racing in 1956,” he said. That’s when his father took Sherrod and […]

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