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Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez police have made an arrest of Martinez man after receiving calls Friday morning about a man who was trying to hit vehicles with rocks from Muir Station Road. According to information released by Captain Aaron Roth, the department received a report of a man jumping in and out of traffic while he was holding […]

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Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land the organization has preserved. (COURTESY OF ADAM WEIDENBACH) MARTINEZ, Calif – John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land […]

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Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A dozen units from various agencies responded to a possible chemical release Thursday at a Union Pacific Railroad switching yard northwest of Martinez. Justin E. Jacobs, Union Pacific’s director of Media Relations said the situation has been addressed A chemical odor was reported about 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ozol Yard, Jacobs […]

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City Manager Kilger will retire in January

City Manager Kilger will retire in January

| July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger has announced he will retire in January 2019. In a statement released Friday, Kilger said Jan. 1, 2019, would be mark his 40th year in public service. He has been Martinez’s city manager since June 2016, and prior to that, he was the city manager in Benicia, Ceres and Yucca […]

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AHS senior earns national SkillsUSA title in early childhood education

AHS senior earns national SkillsUSA title in early childhood education

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Julia Coyne was in Alhambra High School teacher Brian Wheeler’s auto shop class, he saw her potential and suggested she enter the SkillsUSA competition that highlights how education trains students to become workforce employees. Alhambra High School has been participating in the competition for the past six years, with students in […]

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Local band to play during Martinez’s Relay For Life

Local band to play during Martinez’s Relay For Life

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While volunteers and team members take laps at the Martinez Junior High School during the Relay for Life of Martinez, they’ll be serenaded by a local rock and roll band whose music will keep them energized. The band is Dorothy Lane, formed by two brothers-in-law, Nick Knoblock and Lorin Holmen discovered they […]

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Martinez Relay for Life to raise money to fight cancer

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif – Later this month, teams of Martinez residents will participate in an annual 24-hour event that not only raises money to fight cancer but also honors those who are battling the disease. The event is the Relay for Life of Martinez, and its 24-hour time period is a reminder that those dealing with […]

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‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An incident described a “unit upset” emitted odors from the Shell Martinez Refinery about 2:30 a.m. Friday, causing the company to issue a Community Warning System Level 2 advisory to neighbors. That level is used in incidents that could cause such offsite impacts as eye, skin, nose or respiratory irritations could be […]

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Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday with a larger Home Town Parade and a nighttime fireworks display. The parade began on Main Street shortly after a flag was raised in front of the Veterans Memorial Building. “The turnout was much larger than in years past,” said Leanne Peterson, executive director of Main […]

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