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Martinez Police blotter for March 1-15, 2019

Martinez Police blotter for March 1-15, 2019

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

At 9:30 am, Officer Voyvodich was making a security check of Amtrak. He observed a 59-year-old man from Lafayette walking near the Chamber of Commerce and noticed he was obviously highly intoxicated. The man was arrested for public intoxication and booked into MDF. Case# 19-633. At 12:15 pm, Corporal Mayberry stopped a vehicle on Monterey […]

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Vehicle shot on Highway 4 west of Martinez

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – California Highway Patrol is investigating an apparent vehicle shooting that took place on California Highway 4 west of Martinez shortly before midnight Saturday. According to Officer Brandon Correia, someone shot at an occupied silver Nissan Maxima that had pulled over on the shoulder of Highway 4 between McEwen Road and Franklin Canyon […]

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Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s proposed commercial cannabis ordinances will receive a final City Council vote tonight. The Council’s votes would repeal certain portions of the Municipal Code and modify the law to allow commercial cannabis uses in specified zoning districts. The panel previously introduced the two ordinances at its March 20 meeting. At that meeting, […]

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‘Mr. Transportation’ Bob Schroder, father of Martinez’s mayor, dies at 90

‘Mr. Transportation’ Bob Schroder, father of Martinez’s mayor, dies at 90

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bob Schroder, 90, whose public service career earned him the nickname “Mr. Transportation,” died Friday at his Walnut Creek home. He was the father of Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder. “He had a good, long life,” the mayor said of his father. Born in 1928 in San Francisco, the elder Schroder moved to Walnut Creek at […]

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County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

County celebrates new building’s ‘top out’

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The last piece of structural steel has been placed on the new Contra Costa County Administration Building. County officials marked that achievement Tuesday with a “topping out” ceremony. Susan Shiu, the county’s director of the Office of Communications and Media, called the topping-out “a significant milestone for the project.” Construction began in […]

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County event starts 2020 Census countdown

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County is announcing the one-year countdown to the 2020 United States Census with a “Complete Count” celebration Tuesday at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in Concord. Monday marks one year until Census Day, the day that the U.S. Census Bureau will take a count of every person living in the […]

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Retiring city engineer honored by council

Retiring city engineer honored by council

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Tim Tucker, Martinez’s city engineer since 2001, is retiring. He recently was recognized by the Martinez City Council for his year of service to the city and for the accomplishments that happened during his watch. Among those are the citywide improvements to Martinez’s parks and the local library financed through the $30 […]

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Greico: Voters, not politicians, should draw Martinez district maps

Greico: Voters, not politicians, should draw Martinez district maps

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Speaking to about 40 Martinez residents Wednesday, an educator and activist with California Common Cause said the city’s voting districts should be drawn by a citizens’ commission rather than the Council’s politicians. Helen Grieco addressed those attending a meeting of The Thousand Friends of Martinez, a citizens group that is advocating for […]

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Briones student objects to removal from AHS lacrosse team

Briones student objects to removal from AHS lacrosse team

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Briones Independent Study School student who had been allowed to play on Alhambra High School’s lacrosse team is seeking reinstatement after being told she no longer qualifies to participate. But reinstating her as a team member may be beyond the control of Martinez Unified School District, its chief administrator said. Kamarie […]

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Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

Council special meeting today focuses on strategic plan, budget goals

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will meet in a special session today to discuss goals for its 2019-20 Strategic Plan as well as its 2019-21 budget. In addition, members will hear updates on the preliminary 2019-21 capital improvement projects. A report prepared by Michael Chandler, deputy director of Administrative Services, and submitted by Manjit […]

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