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William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (June 16, 1942 – May 19, 2018)

William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright (June 16, 1942 – May 19, 2018)

| May 27, 2018 | 1 Comment

Well-known Martinez resident William H. ‘Bill’ Wainwright passed away on May 19 at his home after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years-old. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Although Wainwright spent his earliest years away from Martinez, returning with his family to […]

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Police Blotter for May 1 – 15, 2018

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

• On May 1st at 7:00 am, Police Assistant Tolliver located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 600 block of J Street. Case# 18-1003. • At 9:30 am Officer Voyvodich recovered a stolen vehicle in the 300 block of Via Cordova Lane. Case# 18-1005. • At 2:00 pm Officer Voyvodich responded to a residence in the 2400 block […]

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Park Commission to hear report on public safety issues

| May 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission will hear reports tonight on public safety and maintenance. Commissioners and residents described their concerns at the Commission’s April meeting, starting when one resident, Bill Nichols, told the panel during the public comment period, “I’m tired of stepping on needles.” He described seeing feces from […]

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CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 2017, California had an estimated 134,278 homeless people living on its streets. That was about half of the homeless population in the entire United States. The same study showed that only New York came close to California, with 89,503 counted as homeless that year, said Jenny Robbins, housing and services administrator […]

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Road closure …

Road closure …

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vine Hill Way was blocked in both directions Sunday afternoon after a large tree fell in the 700 block of that street. Crews arrived at around 4:00 p.m. and spent the next three hours clearing the roadway. City crews used power equipment, including the chipper, to process the branches into mulch for future use and […]

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Martinez’s double ceremony honors fallen military

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In keeping with the city’s longtime custom, Martinez will have a two-part Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 28, to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have died in military service. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. that day at the Alhambra Cemetery, on Carquinez Drive, with a benediction, placing of a wreath and […]

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Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has approved unanimously both the mitigated negative declaration and the vesting tentative map for a proposed development to be built on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. “That’s it. The project is approved,” said Christina Ratcliffe, Martinez Community and Economic Development director. However, one the development’s opponent, Tim Platt, […]

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Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has accumulated so much money through the half-cent Measure D sales tax that it can accomplish 10 times the road repair projects in one fiscal year than it could previously, City Manager Brad Kilger said. During Wednesday’s meeting, Martinez City Council unanimously approved the lengthy list of local streets that will […]

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Residents hear plans for Golden Hills Park renovation

Residents hear plans for Golden Hills Park renovation

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new clubhouse will be erected, a covered picnic area in a remote corner will be removed, lighting will be improved and adjustments will be made to make Golden Hills Park more accessible to those with disabilities, City Engineer Tim Tucker told more than two dozen residents Thursday afternoon. The new community […]

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Combined forces battle Franklin Canyon fire

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The combined forces of a half a dozen fire departments fought a blaze in the 2400 block of Franklin Canyon Road south of California Highway 4 Wednesday night, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a storage lot that contained vehicles and boats, spokesperson Steve […]

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