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Traffic fatality on Alhambra Avenue

Traffic fatality on Alhambra Avenue

| April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Friday, April 19 at 2:38 p.m., Martinez Police Department Officers responded to a report of a head-on traffic collision on Alhambra Ave. at Alhambra Valley Rd. Officers arrived and located two involved vehicles. Both vehicles were occupied by a single driver. One 60-year-old male was found unresponsive behind the wheel. Officers attempted life saving […]

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Contra Costa’s health inspection signs coming to mobile food vendors

Contra Costa’s health inspection signs coming to mobile food vendors

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Food trucks and other mobile food businesses operating in Contra Costa will now post the same color-coded signs as the county’s stationary restaurants to inform the public of any recent, major health code violations. Contra Costa Environmental Health (CCEH) rolled out its placarding program today for some mobile food facilities, including those that cook or […]

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Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefly, the company that has been attempting to open a marijuana dispensary in Martinez since 2017, could get some waivers from the city’s new commercial cannabis ordinance requirements, according to a resolution under consideration today by the City Council. An amendment to the new ordinance could be introduced at tonight’s meeting, and […]

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MUSD accepting applications for provisional appointment

MUSD accepting applications for provisional appointment

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Board of Education of the Martinez Unified School District invites applications for the position of Board member – Area 5 The board intends to fill a vacancy by appointment to serve until November of 2020. This provisional appointment will complete the term of the position vacated by Bobbi Horack, Trustee Area 5. Persons who […]

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Day care’s stolen van recovered in Martinez Walmart parking lot

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A van stolen from a Concord day care center was recovered from the Martinez Walmart shopping center parking lot, Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal said. Concord Police said it still is searching for suspects in the theft. The van belongs to Dianne Adair at Westwood Enrichment Center, at Westwood Elementary School. This […]

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Martinez Police blotter for March 16-31, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for March 16-31, 2019

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

On March 16th at 5:18 am, Corporal Baillie responded to the area of North Park Court. to investigate a residential burglary. Sometime over the night an unknown suspect accessed the garage from the side door and stole items. The garage was the only area accessed. Case 19-799. At 10:21 am, Officer Wah made contact with […]

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Benician in custody after claiming he had bomb on bridge

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 54-year-old Benicia man was taken into custody late Saturday night after he stopped his truck on a southbound lane of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and claimed he had a bomb, according to the California Highway Patrol. No explosive device was found, said Public Information Officer Brandon Correia, but Interstate-680 lanes were shut down for hours. […]

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Cemetery commission to eye finances today

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Cemetery Commission will review its finances and look to future economic projections and expenses, from capital improvements to routine maintenance to having reserves set aside for unexpected expenditures. The Commission also will hear a presentation on the Martinez Cemetery Preservation Alliance by Joseph Palmer, another by Pete Carpenter on St. Catherine’s […]

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Board Of Education consider job eliminations, Horack replacement

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will vote Monday whether to trim its Para professional staff by the equivalent of about 1.6 full time employees and a typist clerk by half of a full-time employee. The cuts are being made as part of the District’s efforts to reduce its deficit […]

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Council approves cannabis ordinance

Council approves cannabis ordinance

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has approved a new commercial cannabis ordinance that establishes how many businesses would be allowed in the city, where they could be opened, and how Martinez will define “youth centers.” That latter point had been a sticking point in Firefly’s attempt to open a dispensary in the same building […]

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