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Mutt Strutt Thursday at Susana Park

Mutt Strutt Thursday at Susana Park

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This is no simple dog walk – the Martinez Recreation Division’s annual Mutt Strutt will be Thursday at Susana Park. Besides strutting around the park, the dogs will be judged in such categories as best name, best tail, best trick, best costume and the dog that looks the most like its owner. […]

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City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez employees will ask the Martinez City Council today for additional guidance as they craft a proposed marijuana ordinance to regulate commercial and other operations. Three staff members – Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe, Chief of Police Manjit Sappal and Contract Planner Brian Millar – wrote a report that described […]

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Fans find fun at Clippers games

Fans find fun at Clippers games

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fans turned out for the inaugural year of the Martinez Clippers professional baseball team, sticking by the players during the early losses and enjoying the turnaround that started stacking more games in the win column. Some say they’re going to miss going to the Waterfront Park ball field now that the regular […]

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Martinez gains new Main Street Director, Peterson joins Clippers

Martinez gains new Main Street Director, Peterson joins Clippers

| September 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Main Street Martinez has a change of leadership, although longtime executive director Leanne Peterson hasn’t gone far. Peterson has joined the Martinez Clippers as its director of Community Partnerships, and joined the ball club June 1. “I have a lot of respect for the Clippers’ owners, and I love the idea of […]

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Crash, chemical spill temporarily closes I-680 Thursday

Crash, chemical spill temporarily closes I-680 Thursday

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A multi-vehicle collision involving a company truck loaded with pool chemicals forced the closure of south Interstate-680 Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol reports. Once the chemicals, described as chlorine and muriatic acid spilled onto the highway, the accident triggered a hazardous materials cleanup response from Contra Costa County’s fire […]

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MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education may seek a meeting with Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla, who recently mailed a notice to many district voters telling them their precinct no longer has a polling place and they would receive mail-in ballots instead. The panel also may ask the district […]

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Joltin Joe’ on display for A’s-Yankees game

Joltin Joe’ on display for A’s-Yankees game

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fresh from taking a second-place prize at the recent Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance boat show, Martinez’s “Joltin Joe” boat that once belonged to baseball legend and native son Joe DiMaggio is going to the big leagues. At the Sept. 5 game between the Oakland Athletics and DiMaggio’s former team, the New York […]

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Clippers players happy to be part of Martinez baseball history

Clippers players happy to be part of Martinez baseball history

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez earned its place in baseball history with men’s and women’s teams long before the first pitch of the May 31 season opener for the Clippers independent league ball club. The city is known throughout the sport as the birthplace of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, whose nickname, “The Yankee Clipper,” […]

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Residents, businesspeople unload mail complaints at Town Hall

Residents, businesspeople unload mail complaints at Town Hall

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez residents and business owners used Wednesday’s town hall meeting with their U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson and Mark Desaulnier and Postmaster Jeanette Davis to air their frustrations with mail delivery – or lack of it. Members of Martinez City Council also were present to hear the complaints, many of which they’ve been […]

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No vote on renaming park for Sparacino

| August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– The Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission, noting the city has no procedure for naming landmarks, did not vote Tuesday night whether to rename Alhambra Park after the late mayor John Sparacino. The City Council asked city staff July 23 to start the process of changing the name of the park, […]

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