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Agreement reached on Pine Meadow

Agreement reached on Pine Meadow

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ – On July 10, 2019, the City of Martinez, DeNova Homes, Inc., Civic Martinez LLC, Meadow Creek Group LLC, Friends of Pine Meadow, and Martinez residents Tim Platt, Kerry Kilmer and Mark Thomson reached agreement on a settlement of all outstanding disputes about the disposition of the former Pine Meadow Golf Course and the […]

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SB 1383 makes cities enforce waste law

SB 1383 makes cities enforce waste law

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – By 2022, California cities will begin phasing in compliance enforcement of SB1383 waste management regulations that go into effect before then, according to Susan Hurl’s report to the City council, July 2.  The state law sets goals of a 50 percent reduction in landfill organic waste […]

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Martinez Celebrates 4th of July Parade in Style

Martinez Celebrates 4th of July Parade in Style

| July 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Photos by Mark Fierner   (Martinez News-Gazette)

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Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a ceremony that blended laughter, applause and poignancy, Martinez police officers raised the rainbow-colored Pride flag and Vice Mayor Noralea Gipner read a proclamation of June as the month to honor lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, the questioning and other community members. “It’s showing that Martinez has a love for all,” Gipner […]

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Police blotter for Bay 16-31, 2019

Police blotter for Bay 16-31, 2019

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 16th at 6:27 am, officers responded to 1836 Alhambra Ave. (Vintage Market) for a report of a man breaking down the fence leading to the rear of the building. Officers contacted the 24-year-old resident of Antioch and arrested him for felony vandalism. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF). Case # […]

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PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Representatives of PBF Energy, prospective buyers of the Shell Martinez Refinery, promised again to keep the refinery’s current employees and to continue safety and community programs. While Shell and PBF Energy announced a agreement June 11 for the sale for $1 billion and other adjustments, the transaction is subject to regulatory approval, […]

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Slain Sacramento officer had Martinez area ties

Slain Sacramento officer had Martinez area ties

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 26-year-old Sacramento Police officer who was slain Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call had ties to the Martinez area. Officer Tara Christina O’Sullivan was a graduate of College Park High School, which is in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, a part of which covers Martinez. She was involved in soccer while in […]

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Meeting attendees question Varise’s sports store, gun range plans

Meeting attendees question Varise’s sports store, gun range plans

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Few at Brandon Varise’s informational meeting Thursday objected to how he saved 714-18 Main Street from demolition and how it now has a popular bar and crepe restaurant. But many opposed his plans for 604 Ferry St., where Varise wants to put an outdoor sports store with a gun range below. Varise […]

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MUSD Board votes Monday on budget

MUSD Board votes Monday on budget

| June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Board of Education expects to adopt its next budget Monday. The 2019-20 budget maintains a positive fund balance at the end of the school year, but Assistant Superintendent Helen Rossi said the District will be able to meet its financial obligations during the subsequent two fiscal years only if $1.8 million […]

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Woman walking on railroad struck, killed by train

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman walking on railroad tracks in Martinez near where Jenna Betti was killed by a train five years ago was struck and killed by a BNSF freight train about 6:20 p.m. Saturday. Liliana Alam, 32, of Martinez, is the deceased according to BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent. The site, near Old Orchard […]

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