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Thompson co-sponsors Green New Deal

Thompson co-sponsors Green New Deal

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal, legislation that outlines broad recommendations on how to aggressively address the threat of climate change over the next decade. A statement from Thompson on his support is below. “Climate change is the most existential threat we face today. I […]

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Courts accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Superior Court is seeking those willing to serve on the 2019-2020 civil grand jury for one year beginning in July, it has announced. Nineteen members will be chosen from applicants. The civil grand jury monitors, reviews and reports on city and county governments, special districts and school districts. Applications are being accepted […]

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DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

(DC Solar’s name has backed some of Chip Ganassi’s racing team drivers, including Elk Grove native Kyle Larson, one the stars of the younger crop of racers in both the second-tier Xfinity Series and the premiere Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.) DC Solar and its affiliated companies have filed for reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Enrollment open for Mt. Diablo district

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Enrollment has opened for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten for the Mount Diablo Unified School District 2019-20 year, which begins Aug. 15. The kindergarten students would be the graduating class of 2032, and those in transitional kindergarten, the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, would be the class of 2033, said Ursula […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Feb. 6, 2019

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Recreation Department Job Fair Saturday The Martinez Recreation Department annual recreation summer job fair will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rankin Aquatic Center, 100 Buckley St. Interviews will be conducted on the spot. Among the paid positions available are lifeguards and swim instructors, who must be at least 15; pool manager, […]

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Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council could adopt a resolution today that would increase water rates annually through 2024. City Engineer Tim Tucker will be giving the Council a water utility financial plan and rates study compiled by Municipal Financial Services. He will ask the Council to adopt a resolution announcing the intent to increase […]

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Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leaders

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for the 116th Congress will have two new vice chairpersons and four new whips, Task Force Chairperson and U.S. Representative Mike Thompson has announced. Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents a portion of Martinez, has led the task force since its establishment shortly after the tragic active shooter massacre […]

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Thompson invites doctor to State Of Union address

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A doctor who barely survived being shot as a teenager will be the guest of U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California 05) at the State of the Union Address. Thompson, whose district includes a portion of Martinez, is the chairperson of the House’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. His guest is Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, assistant […]

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U.S. Reps to lead gun violence town hall Feb. 9

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif. 11) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif. 5) will lead a gun violence dialogue town hall Feb. 9 at Alhambra High School. Both DeSaulnier and Thompson have districts that include portions of Martinez. The announcement released by DeSaulnier said acts of gun violence have continued to impact communities across […]

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DC Solar companies file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Carpoffs leave leadership roles

DC Solar companies file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Carpoffs leave leadership roles

| February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

DC Solar Solutions and DC Solar Distribution both have filed for reorganization in Nevada Bankruptcy Court. The Benicia-based companies owned by Martinez residents Jeff and Paulette Carpoff were raided along with the Carpoffs’ home Dec. 18 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI has confirmed the raids, but have released few specifics, citing the […]

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