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PRMCC subcommittee meets today to address multiple park projects

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission’s Parks and Waterfront Subcommittee will meet today to consider three parks projects. The first is the 2018-19 Park Improvement Project update. Next is a look at a priority list of future park improvements. Finally, the panel will discuss proposed new park signage at the DiMaggio Ballfields in Martinez […]

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Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose the design-build team Monday that will rebuild the John Muir Elementary School campus. Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects were hired to the job for no more than $29,842,624 under the two-step design-build approach to construction. The Board decided in April to use that […]

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Fatal mushrooms sprouting in area parks

Fatal mushrooms sprouting in area parks

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two of the most toxic mushrooms are among those appearing in East Bay Regional Park District’s parks, and the agency has issued a warning about collecting wild mushrooms that can be fatal if consumed. Dave Mason, Public Information supervisor, issued the warning Wednesday. “Each year, mushrooms come out after the first fall rains,” he said. […]

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Flooding on ballfields should cause no harm

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Recent rains and a partially blocked storm drain may have made the Waterfront Park’s ballfields look like they were drowning in water. But those fields should be fine, according to Don Salts, deputy Public Works director. “City staff was advised water was ponding on the infield of the ball fields,” he said. […]

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Education board to see John Muir Elementary design-build agreement, elect officers

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will consider Monday authorizing Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects as the design-build team for the overhaul of John Muir Elementary School’s campus. According the resolution which will be decided Monday, the team was determined to have offered the best value for the project, […]

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Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Worried that a proposed personal-use marijuana law might be too strict, Martinez City Council asked its staff Wednesday to modify it to allow residents to use backyard greenhouses up to six allowed plants. That means its introduction won’t take place until later this month. State law allows individuals to grow up to […]

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Farewell to City Manager Anne Cardwell

Farewell to City Manager Anne Cardwell

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell (middle), who is leaving Martinez for the same position in Vallejo, is honored Wednesday with a proclamation from Martinez City Council. A veteran of 22 years of public and private sector work, she has spent 13 years with the city of Benicia before working since September 2016 as Martinez’s assistant […]

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Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

Martinez elections results certified, officials take oaths

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez election results have been certified by County Clerk Joseph E Canciamilla,and the three returning incumbents have taken their oaths of office. District 1’s Council race was not in doubt since Lara DeLaney was unopposed and got all 3,090 of the votes cast. Mayor Rob Schroder, with 63.78 percent of the vote, […]

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Martinez Police blotter for Nov.16-30, 2018

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

On November 16th at 1:01 am, Officer Angoco arrested a man who was in the middle of the roadway at Pacheco Boulevard and Howe Road for being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer. Case# 18-2748. At 6:51 am officers responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of […]

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Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Martinez

Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Martinez

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 41-year-old Discovery Bay man was fatally shot on Adelaide Drive near Pacheco Boulevard Wednesday morning after a gunfight with a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy who was attempted to take him into custody on an outstanding warrant, said Jimmy Lee, the Sheriff’s Office public information officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene by […]

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