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Not the same old fire department

Not the same old fire department

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council praised Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis T. Broschard III for his comprehensive report on fire danger in Martinez and big changes at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire). Broschard said he was relieved to find the western hills of Martinez had been mowed recently. […]

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Martinez Marina planning workshop tonight

Martinez Marina planning workshop tonight

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tonight there is a community workshop/meeting to find out what the public would like to have or do at the Marina. The City must create a Martinez Trust Lands Use Plan (TLUP) for 68-acres contiguous to the waterfront and submerged lands. Parcels of land in that area are owned by East Bay […]

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Martinez Police blotter for Jun 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for Jun 1-15, 2019

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 1st at 1:39 am, Officer Montano contacted a 46-year-old man at Pacheco Boulevard and Falling Star Drive. The man was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and booked into MDF. Case# 19-1505. At 3:45 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of Pine Street for a report of smoke and a fire alarm sounding […]

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MUSD creates a new job; hires new MJHS Asst. Principal

MUSD creates a new job; hires new MJHS Asst. Principal

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District hired Yadira Zapata to fill the vacant position of Assistant Principal at Martinez Junior High School at a special July 17 board meeting. Zapata, who was serving as Vice Principal at Benicia High School, topped 46 applicants for the job. Her past work experience with MUSD may […]

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Council resolves problems, finds new ones

Council resolves problems, finds new ones

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City council reached a conclusion that resolves differences between the Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Association (MYBSA) and the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) about locked ball fields at Hidden Lakes Park. Dylan Radke, PRMCC chairman, explained the problem to the council at the July 17 meeting. He had […]

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Pacheco brush fire spreads to storage units

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Firefighters needed two hours to contain a two-alarm grass fire near the junction of state Highway 4 and Interstate Highway 680 in Pacheco that spread to a storage rental facility and damaged about 30 units, a spokesman said. The fires started at approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said […]

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MPD K9 apprehend San Bruno mall shooter suspect

MPD K9 apprehend San Bruno mall shooter suspect

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two additional suspects involved with the shooting that took place at the Tanforan Mall July 2, 2019, have been arrested. MPD officers & K9 Brut were very busy Thursday morning. Officers were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle & once the vehicle became disabled three of the five occupants fled on foot. Ofc. Breinig and […]

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Creek Monkey Tap House burglarized

Creek Monkey Tap House burglarized

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – Before dawn on Sunday morning, burglars robbed Creek Monkey Tap House, a popular downtown Martinez business. According to the business owner Jim Blair, thieves took whatever they could find that was of value at the popular pub. Blair said an employee called him at the airport, […]

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Funds for infrastructure mean lighting and road projects

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – With the passage of municipal Measure D and funds from California State SB1, there has been road work all over Martinez this summer. Deputy Director of Public Works Don Salts gave the City council Infrastructure Subcommittee an update on the projects, answered questions about the quality […]

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Martinez City Council debates Northern Waterfront cities collaboration

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By DANA GUZZETTI Martinez News-Gazette Reporter MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City council will consider a plan to collaborate with Contra Costa County and six other waterfront towns to execute a Strategic Action Plan aimed at creating dynamic economic growth along the 60-mile northern county waterfront. The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative (NWEDI) is a […]

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