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DC Solar seeks ‘fresh restart’ through bankruptcy

DC Solar seeks ‘fresh restart’ through bankruptcy

| February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In their most recent bankruptcy filings, DC Solar states it wants to use the Chapter 11 process for a “fresh restart”. In a declaration filed in Nevada Bankruptcy court, Seth Freeman, the debtors’ proposed chief restructuring officer, said after a December FBI raid DC Solar owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, “through its advisors, immediately engaged […]

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MPD makes drug and gun arrest

MPD makes drug and gun arrest

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, Martinez Police Department detectives conducted a probation search in the 3900 block of Alhambra Avenue. As a result of the search, Andrew Lopez of Concord was arrested for felony warrants, as well as possession of controlled substances for sales and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Specifically, Lopez was located in […]

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BART gears up for pivotal project to strengthen the Transbay Tube

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Never was BART’s role in the region as a lifeline made clearer than the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. BART was up and running on a 24-hour emergency schedule to serve the public less than 12 hours after the quake hit. It was a watershed event, showcasing infrastructure working for the greater good of the region […]

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Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP) work session tonight

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A City Council Special Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the Work Session on February 13, 2019, staff will ask Council for input on which Core Services and which Economic Centers to prioritize during the next two-year budget cycle. With clear direction from the Work Session, staff […]

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U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The U.S. House of Representatives likely would approve House Bill 8, which would strengthen background checks for gun sales, said its sponsor, Mike Thompson, who represents part of Martinez in the House. It has more cosigners than the minimum number of votes to pass, he said. Thompson (D-Napa) and U.S. Rep. Mark […]

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Martinez Police make two gun-related arrests

Martinez Police make two gun-related arrests

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Monday around 8:13 p.m. hours, Martinez Police Department officers was dispatched to the 400 block of Gilger Avenue for a welfare check. A neighbor in the area heard a gunshot come from a residence earlier in the day, and no activity had been noticed in the house since hearing the gunshot. Officers arrived and […]

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Mt. Diablo School District slates facility town halls

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A series of town halls will let families, residents and business leaders weigh in on Mount Diablo Unified School District’s proposed Family Master Plan for all its schools and charter campuses. Those attending will be able to view the Draft Master Plan proposals, provide written comments and feedback, and ask questions of […]

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MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District’s students in sixth through 12th grades have received training this week in how to use the Sandy Hook Promise’s anonymous reporting system, District Superintendent C.J. Cammack said. The reporting system, which required concurrence with area law enforcement agencies, is one part of the Sandy Hook Promise program adopted […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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MUSD board to hear reports on grant, Alhambra Valley lot, advanced science class, to vote on Black History month

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will hear multiple reports Monday on topics ranging from grants to help underachieving students to the possible sale of a lot it received in 1959 and a potential advanced class in environmental sciences. The panel will be asked to vote on a resolution that recognizes […]

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