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Retail cannabis storefront on Council agenda for final vote

Retail cannabis storefront on Council agenda for final vote

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Martinez City Council is set to give final approval for a conditional certificate to a cannabis retail storefront at a controversial location. On Nov. 20 the Council awarded Embarc the second of two permits allowed inside the city of Martinez. The proposed location of the dispensary is 3501 Alhambra Ave., just over two blocks […]

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Anonymous gift gives AHS marching band a new look

Anonymous gift gives AHS marching band a new look

| January 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sarah Stafford, Director of Music at Alhambra High School, knew she had a challenge. Raising over $30,000 is not easy goal. Her marching band’s uniforms, meant to last ten years were over 12 years old, bought when most of her students were in kindergarten, needed to be replaced. “When I began the fundraising a friend […]

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Suspect charged with felonies in attack on Mayor Schroder

Suspect charged with felonies in attack on Mayor Schroder

| December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder was assaulted Thursday afternoon in front of his insurance business on Main Street in Martinez. Reached Thursday evening Schroder said, “I’m OK. Just a bit shook, but I’m fine.” At 3:21 p.m., Martinez Police Department officers responded to 653 Main St. on a report of the mayor being […]

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Sources: Farias recruited lawyer to target Martinez

Sources: Farias recruited lawyer to target Martinez

| November 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Malibu-based lawyer threatening a lawsuit against the city and school district was recruited to Martinez by former Martinez Councilmember Anamarie Avila Farias. Multiple independent sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said a small group of former candidates, led by Farias, met in the spring with one of the goals being to shake […]

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