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Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to accept the list of streets recommended for road repair under Measure D funding. Measure D is the half-cent sales tax approved in 2016 by Martinez voters. The revenues can be used solely for local road maintenance and repairs, and the tax lasts 15 years. […]

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Public hearing on Pine Meadow documents Tuesday

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A public hearing for a mitigated negative declaration and vesting tentative map for the former Pine Meadow Golf Course will take place Tuesday during a meeting of the Planning Commission. The property is at 451 Vine Hill Way, and now is owned by the Meadow Creek Group, according to a notice issued […]

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School district looks to cut spending by $3.5 Million in 2019-20

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday on a resolution that says the District’s 2019-20 budget must cut spending by as much as $3.5 million. “[W]hile these actions must be taken to maintain the fiscal stability of the District, the Board of Education will continue to make every effort […]

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Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission agreed Tuesday with a city staff recommendation to delay deciding whether to recommend the City Council approve an application for a medicinal marijuana dispensary. Originally, Contract Planner Cindy Gnos and Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe had suggested the Commission recommend approving the conditional use permit and an […]

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Bipartisan support for Thompson’s preventing changes to gun violence prevention legislation

U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents part of Martinez in the House, said 131 Congressional members of both major parties support his effort to prevent last-minute legislative language, or “riders” he said could undo or prevent progress on his work to prevent gun violence. Thompson composed and sent his letter, with the […]

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Primary election information released

Primary election information released

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters are receiving primary election information from Joseph E. Canciamilla, Contra Costa County’s registrar of voters, who has been mailing a 176-page sample ballot. The statewide primary election will be June 5, although many voters are choosing to cast their ballots earlier, either by mail or at regional early voting sites, […]

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Adventure Faire-BerryFest family-friendly Mothers Day weekend event helps kids’ groups

Adventure Faire-BerryFest family-friendly Mothers Day weekend event helps kids’ groups

The Golden Coast Adventure Faire will give families a new way to celebrate Mothers Day, and let children and adults alike experience a place “where history and imagination collide.” This year, the Adventure Faire has joined with the annual BerryFest for a two-day event Mothers Day weekend at the newly-named @ The Grounds in Roseville. […]

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City puts open space measures information on website

City puts open space measures information on website

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two ballot measures that say they would save open space areas from being developed are going head to head in vying for voter approval in next month’s election. Advocates of one open space measures, I, are sending mailers and dropping off flyers at residents’ homes, while the city of Martinez has put […]

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Roseville festivals offering cash prizes in video contest

Golden Coast Adventure Faire and Berryfest Strawberry Festival organizers are offering two $1,000 prizes for the best videos that illustrate the two events that have combined this year into a larger Mothers Day weekend celebration. The contest is open to all directors, actors, producers, camera operators, YouTube contributors, Viners and vloggers who enter and receive […]

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City Council affirms police pay raise

City Council affirms police pay raise

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez police officers will get an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, Martinez City Council has decided. However, the city needs to find a better way to assure that the ongoing costs of public safety are funded without dipping into reserves, Martinez’s “rainy day” and one-time expenditure money, Vice Mayor Lara […]

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