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Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Library Services Impacted by Cyber Security Attack All Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices are currently experiencing a network outage due to a ransomware attack. The Library is working with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to investigate the attack. The affected […]

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Please share your thoughts on local news

Please share your thoughts on local news

| December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Without the Martinez News-Gazette, which will publish its last edition Dec. 29, our community will soon lose a lifeline to important news and information. Local journalists and community members who are concerned about that void are asking you for ideas and opinions that might help form the basis for a new site because Local […]

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City Council considers fishing pier

City Council considers fishing pier

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is likely the City Council will commission an assessment of the beloved, but rundown Martinez Fishing Pier at tonight’s council meeting. The fishing pier has been a favorite fishing and strolling spot for residents and visitors since it was built in 1934. It is also the site of the Annual Diamond […]

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Amid a surge Covered California extends deadline

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In response to a strong surge in enrollment, Covered California extended the deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance that would start on Jan. 1. They will now have through Friday, Dec. 20, to sign up and have their coverage go into effect on New Year’s Day. “Covered California is […]

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Professional baseball could return to Martinez

Professional baseball could return to Martinez

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers baseball fans were disappointed when team sponsors had to drop their sponsorship, due to legal and financial troubles. Those, and all local baseball fans will be happy to learn that another professional independent baseball league, the Pecos, wants one of its teams to call Martinez home. The 2020 season is […]

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Beauty on utility boxes

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Keep your eyes peeled this spring. Drivers may spot images of local birds, animals boats, nature and history on previously unattractive electrical boxes around the city. They will become part of a City beautification pilot program spearheaded by Zach Seal, Martinez senior management analyst. On Dec. 16, the Parks, Recreation, Marina & […]

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New Sea Scout vessel coming to Martinez Marina

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

“We lucked out,” Sea Scouts Skipper Adam Mollwitz said about the Scouts acquisition of the Phoenix, a 62-foot Corbin Twin Diesel Steel Pilot Boat that will call Martinez its home port. What he calls luck, was more like an amazing quirk of fate. The Scouts had wanted to buy that boat before the All American […]

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Two Pacheco Bvld. sites selected as potential marijuana storefronts

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors selected two prospective operators of storefront retail marijuana stores which are located near Martinez city limits. – Embarc at 3503 Pacheco Blvd. That site in on the north side of Pacheco Bvld, across from Ace Truckbox Center. – Authentic 925 at 5753 Pacheco Bvld. Both will now go […]

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Martinez Police Blotter for Nov. 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police Blotter for Nov. 1-15, 2019

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On November 1st at 10:22 pm, officers located an unsecured front door to building A at the Junior High School. When opened, the alarm activated. We had not received any alarms earlier. The interior was checked (both floors) and no one was located inside. There were no signs of theft or any other crime. There […]

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Arrest made in non-viable threat against Alhambra High

Arrest made in non-viable threat against Alhambra High

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The below message was sent out the morning of Thursday, December 12 from MUSD School Superintendent CJ Cammack. School threat, determined not viable December 12, 2019 Dear MUSD Staff and Parent Community, Late last night the District was made aware of an anonymous threat regarding a shooting at Alhambra High School on Thursday, December 12, […]

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