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Council to clarify intent in Dunivan waiver, considers new fee schedule tonight

Council to clarify intent in Dunivan waiver, considers new fee schedule tonight

| April 18, 2018 | 3 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council decided last year to waive annexation application fees for 10 acres owned by the Dunivan Family Trust, did that include the costs of a plat map and a legal description of the property? Or should the applicant pick up those costs? City employees will ask the Council […]

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Second city cannabis business workshop Thursday

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second of two cannabis workshops, at which residents can tell city officials what type of licensed commercial cannabis operations they want to open in Martinez, takes place Thursday. At the first workshop last week, residents heard Matt Eaton, HdL Companies’ cannabis compliance manager, told attendees that the city could decide to prohibit all commercial […]

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MUSD teachers, support staff of year honored

MUSD teachers, support staff of year honored

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District has honored both its teachers of the year as well as support staff, or classified employees, of the year. Andrea Salas is Alhambra High School’s teacher of the year, recommended by the school after she developed a plan for courses in computer science. Three years ago, the school […]

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Planning commission rules land by complies with General Plan

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The city’s proposal to purchase of a building on Escobar Street that would be demolished so the site could be used for parking complies with the Martinez General Plan, the Martinez Planning Commission decided Tuesday. The building sits at 821 to 825 Escobar St., and is surrounded by a parking lot. Its […]

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CHP investigating highway shootings

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

California Highway Patrol is investigating two apparently unrelated highway shootings reported Wednesday in Contra Costa County. In neither case was anyone hurt. The first took place about 9:45 p.m. on North Interstate-680 near Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek. A driver’s car window broke, and he originally thought perhaps someone had thrown a bottle at his vehicle. […]

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Residents hear commercial marijuana options for Martinez

Residents hear commercial marijuana options for Martinez

| April 15, 2018 | 3 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the first of two workshops on the topic, Martinez residents heard the options the city could take to regulate commercial marijuana operations in their city. What city officials are hoping to hear is whether residents want any marijuana related businesses at all, and if so, whether they want it limited to […]

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PRMCC to hear waiver requests, bocce report

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will decide Tuesday whether to waive fees for the 11th annual Beaver Festival and for a Cub Scout graduation. Heidi Perryman and her nonprofit organization, Worth a Dam, which became the voice of those who wanted to save the Alhambra Creek beavers when they […]

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Veterans Commission hears plans for war memorial unveiling

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A monument bearing the names of Martinez residents who have died in the nation’s military conflicts will be unveiled June 16 at Veterans Park, the small triangular space where Alhambra Avenue and Berrellesa Street merge. Richard Cheney, who has been working on the memorial monument for more than a year, described to […]

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School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

School Board decides on delivery method for new John Muir Elementary School

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Deciding on a method that would lock in a price earlier than other procedures, the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education agreed that the two-step “design-build” is how it would accept delivery of the new John Muir Elementary School. A new single building will replace the existing structures, and traffic flow […]

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MUSD employee arrested, accused of attempting lewd acts on minor

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 32-year-old network engineer employed by Martinez Unified School District has been arrested and charged with three felonies in connection with attempting to commit lewd acts on a child, authorities said Monday. Ahmed Kamal Ismaiel, who has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of legal proceedings, has been working full […]

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