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Message from the Mayor: Election time coming

Message from the Mayor: Election time coming

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The older I get, the faster time goes by. I cannot believe we are already more than halfway through summer and our kids will be heading back to school in a couple of weeks. Let us all enjoy the final weeks of my favorite season. The month of August is a time when many of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the most recent Mayor’s Message by Rob Schroder he stated “Very soon, what many call the silly season will begin – the start of the midterm election campaign”. He also stated “We will all be relieved when the silly season is over”. According to Webster’s dictionary August is the “silly season” when journalists have […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

John Stevens, a resident of Virginia Hills and former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. He lives in the newly formed District 4 area which includes a western portion of downtown and runs southward beyond highway 4 where most of the district lies. He ran unsuccessfully […]

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Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Mark Meuser, who is challenging incumbent Alex Padilla for California secretary of state this November, launched a 5,000 mile campaign bicycle ride Monday from Martinez’s Waterfront Park. He plans to bicycle through all 58 of the state’s counties, meeting residents and encouraging them to vote in the fall general election. Since the […]

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Update: Measure I lead growing

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Measure I, the citizen-initiated ballot measure that would prevent development on open space park and recreation land without voter approval, now leads by 100 votes a similar city measure that would apply only to publicly-owned land, according to information provided by the Contra Costa County Elections Department. The two measures were put […]

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City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

City’s open space protection measure has narrow lead

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters showed Tuesday they want a say if open spaces are to be developed, but by a 75-vote margin so far, indicate that such referendums should not apply to privately-owned properties. Measure F, placed on the ballot by the Martinez City Council, has received 2,762 “yes” votes and 2,542 “no” votes, […]

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Primary election information released

Primary election information released

CORRECTION: In an earlier edition Jason Kishineff’s name was omitted in the voter guide. He is running under the Green Party for the U.S Congressional District 5 seat. Mike Thompson, Jason Kishineff, Anthony Mills, Nils Palsson are the candidates. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez voters are receiving primary election information from Joseph E. Canciamilla, Contra Costa […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

| April 25, 2018 | 5 Comments

I work outside of Martinez and depending on the level of stress from the past week I tend to hunker at home on the weekends to decompress as such I am not entirely sure when the sign favoring Tim Platt’s land grab initiative over the city’s parks protection measure went up on Alhambra Ave. With […]

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Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council violates state law and loses lawsuit

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled the Martinez City Council violated the State Election Code by not putting the Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Initiative on the ballot at their 12/13/17 meeting. The Council’s failure to do so was illegal. The ruling, issued this Tuesday, forces the City Council to do what they should […]

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