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Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefly, the company that has been attempting to open a marijuana dispensary in Martinez since 2017, could get some waivers from the city’s new commercial cannabis ordinance requirements, according to a resolution under consideration today by the City Council. An amendment to the new ordinance could be introduced at tonight’s meeting, and […]

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Day care’s stolen van recovered in Martinez Walmart parking lot

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A van stolen from a Concord day care center was recovered from the Martinez Walmart shopping center parking lot, Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal said. Concord Police said it still is searching for suspects in the theft. The van belongs to Dianne Adair at Westwood Enrichment Center, at Westwood Elementary School. This […]

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Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This year’s celebration of Earth Day will combine a variety of related commemorations April 20 at the John Muir National Historic Site. John Muir, the environmental writer and explorer who cofounded the Sierra Club, was born 181 years ago in Scotland, but eventually came to California and lived in the Martinez house […]

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“Showtime!” exhibit at Martinez Museum

“Showtime!” exhibit at Martinez Museum

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Showtime!” a look at theatrical arts in Martinez, is the current exhibit at the Martinez Museum. The exhibit opened Sunday and will be on display for three months, said Debbie Zamaria, secretary of the Martinez Historical Society. Visitors will see photographs, histories and artifacts from several of Martinez area theaters, including the […]

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Benician in custody after claiming he had bomb on bridge

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 54-year-old Benicia man was taken into custody late Saturday night after he stopped his truck on a southbound lane of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and claimed he had a bomb, according to the California Highway Patrol. No explosive device was found, said Public Information Officer Brandon Correia, but Interstate-680 lanes were shut down for hours. […]

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Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sleek black and white vehicle that resembles a wingless plane can travel 1,524 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. It’s the winning entry by Northern Illinois University of DeKalb students, who participated this past weekend in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Mileage Challenge at Sonoma Raceway. They were among more than 1,000 students from […]

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Cemetery commission to eye finances today

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Cemetery Commission will review its finances and look to future economic projections and expenses, from capital improvements to routine maintenance to having reserves set aside for unexpected expenditures. The Commission also will hear a presentation on the Martinez Cemetery Preservation Alliance by Joseph Palmer, another by Pete Carpenter on St. Catherine’s […]

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Board Of Education consider job eliminations, Horack replacement

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday whether to trim its Para professional staff by the equivalent of about 1.6 full time employees and a typist clerk by half of a full-time employee. The cuts are being made as part of the District’s efforts to reduce its deficit […]

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Council approves cannabis ordinance

Council approves cannabis ordinance

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has approved a new commercial cannabis ordinance that establishes how many businesses would be allowed in the city, where they could be opened, and how Martinez will define “youth centers.” That latter point had been a sticking point in Firefly’s attempt to open a dispensary in the same building […]

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Students competing in Eco-Marathon at Sonoma Raceway

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 high school and college students from throughout the Western Hemisphere will enter their ultra-efficient vehicles in the Make the Future Live California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas starting Thursday at Sonoma Raceway. This is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competitions. Three of the teams […]

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