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MUSD update on Measure R improvements

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) will welcome about 4,200 students when school starts this week. The school board kicked-off the fall semester with a busy agenda including an update on the status of the $120 million Measure R school facility improvements at the Aug. 12 meeting. John Muir Elementary will be […]

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Residents give input on new city park

Residents give input on new city park

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a good turnout and plenty of ideas at a charette for a new park at Traditions at the Meadow, formerly Pine Meadow Golf Course on Vine Hill Way, Aug. 10. The whole crowd at the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission event got a quick course in landscape architecture before […]

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Adult School Business Coordinator Robert Lawrence found dead

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Longtime Martinez Adult School employee Robert Lawrence passed away unexpectedly August 12, 2019, at age 56. Martinez Unified School District Superintendent made this announcement written announcement on Monday. “It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to inform you Rob Lawrence, Department Coordinator of the Business Training Center for Martinez Adult Education, […]

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Martinez Unified School District meets tomorrow

Martinez Unified School District meets tomorrow

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Board meets Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the MUSD office, 921 Susana Street (There will be a private, closed session at 5:30 p.m.) Topics of interest on the agenda include a revised MUSD budget. California’s school districts are required to in form the public of changes to their […]

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Martinez Police Blotter for July 1 – 15, 2019

Martinez Police Blotter for July 1 – 15, 2019

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On July 1st at 1:03 am, Sergeant Busciglio contacted a man and woman in the 200 block of Howe Road. The man was arrested for possession of a switchblade knife and a methamphetamine pipe. The woman was arrested for identity theft and possession of prescription medications. Case# 19-1745. At 6:00 am, Corporal Baillie took a […]

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County projects update in historic Martinez

County projects update in historic Martinez

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County (CCC) has two active building projects in Martinez, and one of them will have a profound effect on the appearance and convenience of downtown. More than 100 people are working on the two Hensel Phelps Construction projects to get them completed on time. The CCC Public Safety and Emergency […]

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Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A collaborative pilot program aimed at the intransigent homeless situation downtown will offer food, cleanliness, medical care, resources and hope every Wednesday during August on Green Street near the Senior Center. The location is temporary, but organizers hope the program’s effectiveness will make it a prototype that other cities with the same […]

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Park lovers save the date: PRMCC charette for new park

Park lovers save the date: PRMCC charette for new park

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new nine-acre city park will be created on the former Pine Meadows Golf Course land at Vine Hill Way and Morello Avenue. To the Parks, Recreation Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) and city planners, the property is a fresh pallet waiting for a public vision, or wish list. Christina Ratcliffe, AICP […]

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Opportunities, problems found at marina land use workshop

Opportunities, problems found at marina land use workshop

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a good turnout, plenty of ideas, clarification of regulatory limits, and costs at the first public workshop focused on the Martinez Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) for the Marina area. Among new use suggestions were enhancing the popularity of kite flying and windsurfing, add a restaurant and/or a cafe, paid […]

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Planners consider downtown sports store with indoor gun range

Planners consider downtown sports store with indoor gun range

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – People opposed to guns downtown filled the usually empty seats at the Planning Commission meeting, July 23. The reason is Brandon Varise’s proposal for Off Trail, a “flagship sporting goods store” at 604 Ferry Street would have a shooting range in the basement. Not all of the people who came to give […]

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