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Council meets tonight with full agenda

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A public Study Session on Downtown Density is scheduled from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. tonight before the regular city council meeting. The purpose is to gain additional detail and clarification on Priority Items from Council Goal Setting Session relating to the following topics: Downtown height and density, code enforcement, parking, types of […]

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Thieves can’t stop the music at MJHS

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It has been more than a week since thieves broke into the Martinez Junior High School music room to steal an alto sax, a baritone saxophone and a cello with a case. Police say they got in through a window and set off an alarm. According to Instrumental Music Teacher Julianne George, […]

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Theater as a business

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tonight at the Martinez City Council meeting, OnStage Repertory Theater Company will give the council a business update. Even if it is a non-profit entity, because of circumstances surrounding the Campbell Theater, OnStage must operate like a business. More importantly, the City of Martinez is indirectly a stakeholder in the business success […]

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County cracking down on illegal dumping

County cracking down on illegal dumping

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The County Board of Supervisors ad hoc subcommittee met to review progress on a list of 50 strategies designed to curtail illegal dumping. The Sept. 16, meeting in Martinez centered on a list created by an Illegal Dumping Think Tank, that the Supervisors approved in June. Illegal dumping and debris left behind […]

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Power outage Wednesday in Martinez

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a power outage to 6,736 customers at its peak in the Martinez/Pleasant Hill area. It began at 7:00 p.m., and according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, the company was able to restore service to 1,623 customers within 20 minutes. However, most of the outage, which was located in a triangular […]

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Marina Trust Lands Use Plan moves on to City Council

Marina Trust Lands Use Plan moves on to City Council

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Planning Commission and Council’s Marina Subcommittee approved the Marina Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) with no changes, recommending the City Council do the same. The Council is scheduled to hold its first public review of the plan on Sept. 18 and will likely vote on the existing Marina TLUP at […]

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Council subcommittee checks Marina Trust Lands Plan today

Council subcommittee checks Marina Trust Lands Plan today

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Today, a 9:00 a.m. meeting of the city council’s Marina Sub-committee is open to the public, but there will be no votes or major decisions made. Mayor Rob Schroder and Councilman Mark Ross are the committee members who will review the public draft of the Marina Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) before […]

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MUSD Board meets Monday

MUSD Board meets Monday

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Unified School District meets Mon., Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at 921 Susana Street. These are someof the topics on the agenda: The board will discuss an alternate meeting date for November when Veteran’s Day falls on Monday, and take a final vote on eliminating the use of herbicide products containing the chemical […]

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Residents call for independent redistricting at Council meeting

Residents call for independent redistricting at Council meeting

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than a dozen people, including representatives of the Women’s League of Voters, Common Cause and 1000 Friends of Martinez urged the city council to adopt an ordinance establishing an independent redistricting commission at a Sept. 4 meeting Speaking for a new group, Martinez Residents for an Independent Redistricting Commission, Mike Flemming […]

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Homelessness pilot program paying off, moves to new location

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “It’s working,” Vice Mayor Noralea Gipner jubilantly announced to the city council about a pilot program designed to help resolve the seemingly intractable homeless situation in Martinez. She and Martinez Police Community Resource Officer (CRO) Rodney Brinser teamed up to approach it as a health as a safety issue, and Gipner is […]

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