Tag: downtown Martinez

Main Street Sweets ending 24-year run

Main Street Sweets ending 24-year run

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Main Street Sweets, an anchor of downtown Martinez for over 20 years, will close its doors on February 1. According to owner Marty Bender the landlord at 815 Main Street “basically has given us the boot.” A 150 percent increase in rent the last decade puts the business operating at a loss. When Marty and […]

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Mayor Rob Schroder victim of an attack in downtown Martinez

Mayor Rob Schroder victim of an attack in downtown Martinez

| December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder was assaulted Thursday afternoon in front of his insurance business on Main Street in Martinez. Reached Thursday evening Schroder said, “I’m OK. Just a bit shook, but I’m fine.” At 3:21 p.m., Martinez Police Department officers responded to 653 Main St. on a report of the mayor being accosted by a […]

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Annual Holiday Frolic coming to downtown Martinez (map and schedule)

Annual Holiday Frolic coming to downtown Martinez (map and schedule)

| November 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

*Maps and schedule at bottom The Martinez Recreation Division will host the annual Holiday Frolic event on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th. Traditionally a one-day event, the Holiday Frolic has for the second consecutive year expanded to two days of family-friendly fun. Friday activities will begin with the Martinez Arts Association Christmas Boutique […]

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Nine injured in Downtown Martinez when winds knock down tree

Nine injured in Downtown Martinez when winds knock down tree

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ – Nine people were injured when a 25-foot Australian Willow tree at the Plaza in the 700 block of Main Street came crashing down. The people were shopping at the Sunday Farmers’ Market when the tree fell, , because of high winds, at 10:15 a.m according to Martinez police Sgt. Steve Gaul. Shortly after […]

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Letter to the Editor: Rose colored glasses

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tuesday evening, July 23, I attended the Planning Commission meeting where the topic of discussion was Brandon Varise’ experiential outdoors / sporting goods store with the proposed inclusion of an indoor shooting range. I’m not sure if it was fortunate or not that I arrived towards the end of public comment, Brandon – love ya […]

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Forum to address downtown sporting goods store

Forum to address downtown sporting goods store

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

To My Neighbors, Thank you to the many members of the community who have voiced their views about my proposal to open a flagship outdoor sporting goods store in the 604 Ferry Street building. Specifically, much of the discussion has been about the proposed underground shooting range that would be located in the basement of […]

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Downed power lines in downtown Martinez

Downed power lines in downtown Martinez

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Around 1:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Estudillo St. in downtown Martinez, a partially fallen tree pulled down at least two utility poles, damaged at least four vehicles and caused power outages all over Martinez. Martinez Police, Contra Costa Fire and PG&E personnel and crews are on the scene. (all photos by Ken Mitchroney)

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