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Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

Shenkman clients Sanchez, Noonan sue city, say districts lines violate election code

| November 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Two Martinez residents, represented by the same Malibu attorney firm that threatened to sue the city if it didn’t abandon at-large elections, have filed a suit claiming the Council-adopted districts violate the election code. Plaintiffs Felix Sanchez and Nancy Noonan also accuse 100 unnamed defendants in the suit, which says those individuals have violated the […]

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A Pointed Explanation

A Pointed Explanation

| November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

I made an origami market bag last week just for fun. My friends Cathy and Jann came over to my house and we had a lovely time sewing together. Cathy found the bag at a craft fair and wanted to duplicate it. “The lady selling the bags told me how to make them.” Cathy explained. […]

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Couple says they received incorrect ballots at AHS pollsite

Couple says they received incorrect ballots at AHS pollsite

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A couple related to the incumbent District 4 Council member, Debbie McKillop, said they were given the wrong provisional ballots during Tuesday’s election. Now the two are wondering if their votes for McKillop will be counted. McKillop notified election officials, saying that if this wasn’t an isolated incident, it could affect those […]

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Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As votes continue to arrive at the Contra Costa County Elections Division, Martinez voters are preferring Mayor Rob Schroder to challenger Yazmin Llamas-Morales in Tuesday’s election. The incumbent has received 6,793 votes to Llamas-Morales’s 3,657, giving Schroder a 65 percent of the votes cast. In an undisputed race, Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney […]

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Adopt a Pet, Nov. 11, 2018

Adopt a Pet, Nov. 11, 2018

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

These pets are available for adoption from Contra Costa County Animal Services. They are available at http://petharbor.com. Tango (Petharbor ID No. A0914234) is one of the stars of the Contra Costa County Animal Services Running Dog Team. She would love to have a new home to call her own. She just ran a 10K race […]

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No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

| November 11, 2018 | 6 Comments

The rink, which had been set up in past years in Parking Lot 4, at the corner of Ferry Street and Marina Vista Avenue, has been giving individuals and families the chance to skate daily on ice, rather than an artificial surface. (photo by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)   MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Martinez Director […]

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Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some selected readers comments regarding the news of the ice rink cancellation taken from Facebook. Mary Ewart: We wouldn’t be in shopping and eating around the Holidays in downtown Martinez if it weren’t for the rink! We got season passes and ate at the Starbucks, Thai food, the BBQ place, and so on […]

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Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

Festival of Altars celebration honors Dia de Los Muertos

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sugar skulls, cigar-box nichos, large displays and a plaza filled with dancers turned Main Street into a Central American festival Saturday during the Dia de Los Muertos Festival of Altars. Under spreading black wings, which gained paper feathers decorated in colored chalk by children, residents set up small remembrances of lost loved […]

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Key ingredients for flood preparation: Sandbags, plastic, and hundreds of boots on the ground

Key ingredients for flood preparation: Sandbags, plastic, and hundreds of boots on the ground

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a summer of non-stop fires, the threat of heavy winter rain poses a risk to California communities. State agencies warn charred landscapes could leave neighborhoods vulnerable to heavy rains and mudslides. When and if those rains hit, the California Conservation Corps is prepared to be the state’s “boots on the ground” to respond to […]

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Hospice Tree Of Lights to shine again Saturday

Hospice Tree Of Lights to shine again Saturday

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A large tree with branches that provide a canopy over both sides of Morello Avenue will sparkle at dusk Saturday with hundreds of white lights during the annual Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights ceremony. The Martinez oak that stands in the median of Morello Avenue is one of a dozen such […]

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