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Residents, friends turning out to help Martinez native fighting ALS

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez residents have turned out to help an Alhambra High School graduate who has turned his own misfortune as a way to do lasting good. Since Oct. 25, 2016, when he was 21, Osiel Mendoza has known he is fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Three days before, he had proposed to his childhood sweetheart, Bella. […]

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Council meets Monday to put sales tax measure on November ballot

Council meets Monday to put sales tax measure on November ballot

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will meet Monday to consider putting a half-cent sales tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. “The city of Martinez has been fiscally prudent in spending, and has made responsible expenditure adjustments in response to significant reductions in revenues from prior state takeaways – in excess fo $24 million […]

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Police blotter for July 1 – July 15

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

On July 1st at 2:39 am, officers responded to the closed Chevron gas station at 6606 Alhambra Avenue for a front glass break alarm. Upon arrival, a front window was smashed and cigarette cartons were in the parking lot. The area was searched and the suspect was not located. Cigarettes and numerous rolls/displays of CA […]

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Fire burns container boxes on Howe Road

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A single-alarm fire burned several portable storage container boxes at a commercial industrial yard at 855 Howe Road early Wednesday, according to information provided by Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Martinez Police helped evacuate residents, said Steve Hill, public information officer for the fire protection district. “We dispatched two truck companies […]

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Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

Arrest made in rock-throwing incident

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez police have made an arrest of Martinez man after receiving calls Friday morning about a man who was trying to hit vehicles with rocks from Muir Station Road. According to information released by Captain Aaron Roth, the department received a report of a man jumping in and out of traffic while he was holding […]

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Marina Vista St. closure

Marina Vista St. closure

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Public Works to Close a Section of Marina Vista Street in Martinez Due to Construction of the New Administrative Building July 17, 2018, Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will close a section of Marina Vista Street from July 18th to July 27th for the installation of a new sanitary sewer for the new County Administration […]

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What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is the first in a series of articles about the County’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and how the public can use similar tactics at home. Contra Costa County has reduced its pesticide use by 75% since the County’s IPM Program began. The Board of Supervisors adopted an IPM Policy in 2002 that requires […]

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Thompson shares insight on those seeking asylum, entrance to U.S.

Thompson shares insight on those seeking asylum, entrance to U.S.

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest group of people who are trying to enter the United States through amnesty or asylum are coming from conditions that have made them desperate, said United States Representative Mike Thompson. “These folks are unsafe in their home spot,” he said. “They are appealing to the United States for amnesty. If they stay in […]

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Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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Police blotter for June 16-30, 2018

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 16th at 8:00 a.m., Sergeant Gaul located a reported stolen vehicle parked behind the post office on Alhambra Avenue. The victim said the suspect was her neighbor and the vehicle had been returned, but it had not been removed from SVS. Case# 18-1408. At 1:27 p.m. officers responded to Safeway for a shoplift […]

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