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Glover seeks candidates for county advisory boards

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County District V residents, which includes those from Martinez, are being sought to serve on county advisory panels, said District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover. “A lot of policies begin in these county commission and boards,” Glover said. District V appointments are made by the Board of Supervisors, but are based on recommendations […]

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County Fire Prevention District, CERT urge landowners to prepare for fire season

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

An advisory published through the partnership of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the Martinez Community Emergency Response Team have one fire season tip for acreage owners: “Prepare!” California has had two devastating fire seasons two years in a row, and 2019 also is expected to be dangerous. The 2017 fire season had […]

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Council approves funding for Waterfront Park concession stand improvements

Council approves funding for Waterfront Park concession stand improvements

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Agreeing Wednesday that the Waterfront Park’s concession stand needs to be repaired, Martinez City Council unanimously approved spending $65,000 form unassigned reserves for the work. Repairing the concession stand, estimated at $45,000, wasn’t included in the recently-completed $8 million improvement of Waterfront Park, said Michael Chandler, deputy director of Administrative Services. But […]

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Cammack, Education Board to continue MJHS bullying conversation Monday

Cammack, Education Board to continue MJHS bullying conversation Monday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will continue the conversation Monday on behavior problems at Martinez Junior High School. District Superintendent C.J. Cammack will offer a report on the topic, which was raised by parents and others who expressed concerns April 22 not only about bullying but fights at the school. […]

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Alhambra High ranked among best in America

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School has been described as among the best in the country, according to a U.S. News & World Report study that ranked more than 17,0245 schools of the 23,000 reviewed. The 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools report said Alhambra High School was ranked 4,125th in the country and 602nd […]

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Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Decisions on a restaurant’s lease extension, Waterfront Park’s concession stand repairs and an ordinance amendment to accommodate the company whose cannabis dispensary application had been put on hold are on tonight’s Martinez City Council meeting agenda. Also under consideration tonight are an employees’ compensation plan and a Capital Improvement Program amendment related […]

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Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Seven laps from the finish at NASCAR’s GEICO 400 at Talladega Superspeedway, Chris Buescher tagged the outside wall, then collected Grass Valley’s Matt DiBenedetto with such force it ripped off the hood of the Californian’s car, as well as Martin Truex Jr. Justin Haley and Aric Almirola. That halted the Alabama race for more than […]

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Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Maira Ayala, district representative for U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, needed judges for the Fifth Congressional District’s art competition, she called on two Martinez Arts Association members. Both Julie Christopher and Vernon Sanders said yes. Vernon, who owns Aldergrove Studios, has a degree in painting from the California College of Arts and […]

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New nonprofit formed to help preserve Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new nonprofit organization has been formed to provide support to the preservation of Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery, which is considered the oldest formal burial site in Contra Costa County, Joseph Palmer has announced. Palmer is president of the Martinez Cemetery Preservation Alliance (MCPA) which he said would be seeking donations of both […]

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Dodd introduces wildfire warning legislation

Dodd introduces wildfire warning legislation

| April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

California Senator Bill Dodd, the Napa Democrat who represents Martinez, has introduced legislation that would establish the California Wildfire Warning Center (CWWC). This would be a statewide network of automated weather and environmental monitoring stations that would conduct fire-weather forecasting and threat assessment to help in wildfire prevention and response, Dodd announced. This past week, […]

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