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Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez police have made an arrest of Martinez man after receiving calls Friday morning about a man who was trying to hit vehicles with rocks from Muir Station Road. According to information released by Captain Aaron Roth, the department received a report of a man jumping in and out of traffic while he was holding […]

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Marina Vista St. closure

Marina Vista St. closure

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Public Works to Close a Section of Marina Vista Street in Martinez Due to Construction of the New Administrative Building July 17, 2018, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will close a section of Marina Vista Street from July 18th to July 27th for the installation of a new sanitary sewer for the new County Administration […]

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Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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Police blotter for June 16-30, 2018

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 16th at 8:00 a.m., Sergeant Gaul located a reported stolen vehicle parked behind the post office on Alhambra Avenue. The victim said the suspect was her neighbor and the vehicle had been returned, but it had not been removed from SVS. Case# 18-1408. At 1:27 p.m. officers responded to Safeway for a shoplift […]

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Two arrested after disturbance in Waterfront Park

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents were arrested late Tuesday afternoon after Martinez Police were told of a disturbance in a Martinez Waterfront park parking lot, according to Chief Manjit Sappal. A caller said one person was challenging another in the parking lot, and as officers arrived, one of the people tried to flee. The […]

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Water main break interrupts service

Water main break interrupts service

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez residents lost water service about 10 p.m. Wednesday when a water main broke on Alhambra Avenue and John Muir Road. Repairs were completed about 4 p.m. Thursday, Public Works Director David Scola said. His work crews, bringing in heavy equipment, responded to calls Thursday night when the big pipe broke, leaving residences within Muir […]

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Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

Units respond to possible chemical release at switching yard

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A dozen units from various agencies responded to a possible chemical release Thursday at a Union Pacific Railroad switching yard northwest of Martinez. Justin E. Jacobs, Union Pacific’s director of Media Relations said the situation has been addressed A chemical odor was reported about 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ozol Yard, Jacobs […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

John Stevens, a resident of Virginia Hills and former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. He lives in the newly formed District 4 area which includes a western portion of downtown and runs southward beyond highway 4 where most of the district lies. He ran unsuccessfully […]

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City Manager Kilger will retire in January

City Manager Kilger will retire in January

| July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger has announced he will retire in January 2019. In a statement released Friday, Kilger said Jan. 1, 2019, would be mark his 40th year in public service. He has been Martinez’s city manager since June 2016, and prior to that, he was the city manager in Benicia, Ceres and Yucca […]

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Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger announces he will be retiring in January

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger announces he will be retiring in January

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

(City of Martinez press release) Kilger was hired by the Martinez City Council in June of 2016 and was selected from a candidate pool of over 40 applicants that emerged from a nationwide search. At the time of his appointment, Mayor Rob Schroder stated that Mr. Kilger would bring to Martinez the perfect blend of […]

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