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Martinez News-Gazette Jan. 19, 2020

Martinez News-Gazette Jan. 19, 2020

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Fourth conspirator pleads guilty in DC Solar Ponzi scheme

Fourth conspirator pleads guilty in DC Solar Ponzi scheme

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ryan Guidry, 43, of Pleasant Hill, pleaded guilty today to participating in a massive fraud scheme involving a solar energy company in Benicia that defrauded investors of approximately $1 billion, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Those losses resulted from investment transactions in solar energy hardware valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Guidry […]

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School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Wednesday’s final vote approving a marijuana retail store at 3501 Alhambra Avenue the Martinez Unified School District has released a statement opposing the locations. “The District is not in opposition to the City of Martinez opening a retail cannabis store, however, the proposed location, just feet from our Adult School and in such […]

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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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Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Library Services Impacted by Cyber Security Attack All Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices are currently experiencing a network outage due to a ransomware attack. The Library is working with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to investigate the attack. The affected […]

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Please share your thoughts on local news

Please share your thoughts on local news

| December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Without the Martinez News-Gazette, which will publish its last edition Dec. 29, our community will soon lose a lifeline to important news and information. Local journalists and community members who are concerned about that void are asking you for ideas and opinions that might help form the basis for a new site because Local […]

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City Council considers fishing pier

City Council considers fishing pier

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is likely the City Council will commission an assessment of the beloved, but rundown Martinez Fishing Pier at tonight’s council meeting. The fishing pier has been a favorite fishing and strolling spot for residents and visitors since it was built in 1934. It is also the site of the Annual Diamond […]

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Amid a surge Covered California extends deadline

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In response to a strong surge in enrollment, Covered California extended the deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance that would start on Jan. 1. They will now have through Friday, Dec. 20, to sign up and have their coverage go into effect on New Year’s Day. “Covered California is […]

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Professional baseball could return to Martinez

Professional baseball could return to Martinez

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers baseball fans were disappointed when team sponsors had to drop their sponsorship, due to legal and financial troubles. Those, and all local baseball fans will be happy to learn that another professional independent baseball league, the Pecos, wants one of its teams to call Martinez home. The 2020 season is […]

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