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Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my professional life I am finding myself spending more and more time in West County and as a result I had the pleasure of being present for the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for an exciting new project in the city of Richmond, CoBiz. The space was designed as a co-working, business incubator space and […]

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MPD, MUSD investigate school threat

MPD, MUSD investigate school threat

| December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Unified School District Superintendent CJ Cammack sent out a message Monday morning regarding information about an anonymous tip. — December 2, 2019 Dear Alhambra High School Staff Members and Parent Community, I am writing with an important announcement regarding Alhambra High School (AHS). Early this morning we received an anonymous report via our Say […]

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Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police Blotter for Oct. 1-15, 2019

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

On October 1st at 10:01 am, Detective Carney arrested a male for trespassing at a residence in the 400 block of Trailhead Way. Case# 19-2677. At 7:53 pm, officers received an LPR alert of a stolen vehicle on Alhambra Avenue. Officer Ramos located the vehicle, unoccupied, at the Seven Flags Carwash. Case# 19-2683. On October […]

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Pine Meadow developer claims damage for delays

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Traditions at the Meadow, LLC has been damaged by 210 days of delays and is asking for compensation of $2.8 million or more, according to a claim filed at the City of Martinez, November 13. City Manager Eric Figueroa is recommending the city council reject the claim, which is item number four […]

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MUSD reacts to cannabis store site

MUSD reacts to cannabis store site

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

3510 Alhambra Avenue, formerly California Collectible Books, location of a future retail cannabis store is adjacent to MUSD property. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Stunned Martinez Unified School Board (MUSD) trustees are looking for answers about city approval of a retail cannabis store next to the Martinez Adult School and near Alhambra High School (AHS). “If dispensaries are […]

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Rep. Mike Thompson to seek reelection to represent Fifth Congressional District

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

(NAPA, CA) – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has filed to run for reelection in the Fifth Congressional District, which includes all of Napa County and parts of Lake, Sonoma, Solano and Contra Costa Counties. “I am proud to announce that I am a candidate for reelection to again represent our Congressional District […]

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Martinez man linked to Orinda murder investigation charged for possession of firearm & ammunition

Martinez man linked to Orinda murder investigation charged for possession of firearm & ammunition

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez man who was charged with illegally possessing a gun and linked to the investigation of the Halloween night shooting in Orinda that left five people dead pleaded not guilty Monday morning, officials said. On Sunday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed two felonies against Domico Michael Dones of […]

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Martinez Police blotter for Sept. 16-31, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for Sept. 16-31, 2019

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

On September 16th at 8:50 am, Officer Estanol took an auto burglary report at Alhambra High School, where a credit card was stolen out of the vehicle. Case #19-2521. At 5:14 pm, Officer Estanol arrested a male at Marina Market for public intoxication. Case #19-2527. At 2:23 am, Officer Breinig made a traffic stop in […]

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Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

Martinez City Council awards cannabis license to Embarc

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After three hours of presentations, discussion and fiery public comment the Martinez City Council approved a resolution awarding a retail cannabis store near Alhambra High School. Embarc, whose proposal was scored the highest by a review committee, was awarded the conditional certificate for the site at 3501 Alhambra Avenue, formerly California Collectible […]

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Fire destroys boat at Martinez Marina

Fire destroys boat at Martinez Marina

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Flames exploded from a commercial fishing boat at the Martinez Yacht Harbor boat launch at about 10:15 p.m., Nov. 15. A man, a woman and a dog were reportedly aboard the Take Five, when an explosion was heard and a rapidly moving fire consumed the flybridge of the 34-foot Silverton vessel. Witnesses […]

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