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Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 16-31

Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 16-31

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

On October 16th at 3:36 am, Officer Espinoza responded to an alarm at Martinez Animal Hospital. Upon arrival he noticed a broken window and unsecured door; no one was inside. The owner responded and determined there was no loss. Case #19-2795. At 3:39 pm, Officer Weems and Corporal Schnabel were dispatched to a residence in […]

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County to consider cannabis retail stores on Pacheco Boulevard

County to consider cannabis retail stores on Pacheco Boulevard

| December 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Board Supervisors will consider six cannabis store proposals located on north Pacheco Boulevard, just outside the city limits, at the Dec. 10 board meeting. The City of Martinez has just approved the only two cannabis retail operations allowed in the city, Firefly, and Embarc. More retail cannabis stores just […]

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Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent murder-suicide in unincorporated Martinez

Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent murder-suicide in unincorporated Martinez

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at about 10:43 AM, Muir Station Deputy Sheriffs assisted Martinez Police Department regarding an investigation of a missing person. The investigation led them to the 2400 block of Monterey Avenue in the Mt. View area of unincorporated Martinez. Deputy Sheriffs and Martinez Police Officers entered a residence and found a deceased […]

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New elementary school takes shape

New elementary school takes shape

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Years in the making, plans for the new John Muir Elementary (JME) school are visibly coming to fruition 205 Vista Way, and from the back on Holly View Drive. With framing in place, eager students are asking Julie Webb, JME office manager, “When will it be done?” The architects came to the […]

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Supervisor Federal Glover files for re-election

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Incumbent Supervisor Federal Glover, representing District 5 on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, officially filed for re-election yesterday. “I’m so proud of our accomplishments and excited to be applying for a final term to complete the good work we started,” said Glover. Glover has been one of the County’s top transportation advocates, identifying […]

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Fire on Wayne Street …

Fire on Wayne Street …

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

There was a fire in the 2300 block of Wayne Street. The main house on a large lot was mostly burned by a fire that required multiple pieces of equipment and no one was at home at the time. PG&E was called to shut off the gas, which was contributing to the conflagration. In August, […]

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Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my professional life I am finding myself spending more and more time in West County and as a result I had the pleasure of being present for the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for an exciting new project in the city of Richmond, CoBiz. The space was designed as a co-working, business incubator space and […]

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MPD, MUSD investigate school threat

MPD, MUSD investigate school threat

| December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Superintendent CJ Cammack sent out a message Monday morning regarding information about an anonymous tip. — December 2, 2019 Dear Alhambra High School Staff Members and Parent Community, I am writing with an important announcement regarding Alhambra High School (AHS). Early this morning we received an anonymous report via our Say […]

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Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 1-15, 2019

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

On October 1st at 10:01 am, Detective Carney arrested a male for trespassing at a residence in the 400 block of Trailhead Way. Case# 19-2677. At 7:53 pm, officers received an LPR alert of a stolen vehicle on Alhambra Avenue. Officer Ramos located the vehicle, unoccupied, at the Seven Flags Carwash. Case# 19-2683. On October […]

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Pine Meadow developer claims damage for delays

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Traditions at the Meadow, LLC has been damaged by 210 days of delays and is asking for compensation of $2.8 million or more, according to a claim filed at the City of Martinez, November 13. City Manager Eric Figueroa is recommending the city council reject the claim, which is item number four […]

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