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Council to hear introduction of commercial cannabis ordinance tonight

Council to hear introduction of commercial cannabis ordinance tonight

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Council will take public comment tonight during the first airing of a proposed commercial cannabis ordinance and the related amendment of the zoning code. The law has been in development for some time, with the Council giving its staff direction Sept. 5, 2018, about the number and types of cannabis businesses that should […]

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Professional boxer, Feet First visit Las Juntas

Professional boxer, Feet First visit Las Juntas

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Professional boxer Manuel “Tino” Avila visited Las Juntas Elementary School and worked with students in a Feet First Foundation training session. Avila is a Vallejo native who trains at Fightkore in Martinez with various coaches and mentors including owner Sean Sharkey. The session was led by fellow Feet First founder Dan Dorsett, who inspires kids […]

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Blues guitarist returns to Armando’s during album release tour

Blues guitarist returns to Armando’s during album release tour

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A noted blues guitarist and songwriter who later moved to Austin, Texas, billed as the “live music capital of the world, is returning to his Bay Area roots for a tour marking the release of his seventh album. One of his stops is at Martinez’s Armando’s. Mighty Mike Schermer gained recognition locally […]

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At Home With Jeff: Legion

At Home With Jeff: Legion

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist The American Legion turned 100 years old this week. It started March 15-17, 1919, when 463 war-weary members of the American Expeditionary Forces gathered in Paris for a conference to debate their future and ours. As they wrote, “We, the members of the military and naval services of the […]

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One-person play ‘I Am My Own Wife’ a moving experience at the Campbell

One-person play ‘I Am My Own Wife’ a moving experience at the Campbell

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor One-person plays are always a little hectic, and “I Am My Own Wife,” Onstage Theater’s newest play at the Campbell, is no exception. Actor Randall Nott wears a single costume throughout the play, and while the set has a number of distinct locales, they shift fluidly from one […]

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Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Martinez high school students are being invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition by the city’s two members of the House of Representatives, District 05’s U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier. The two are hosts in their respective districts for the art competition. Their districts include different portions of […]

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Martinez Adult Education marks 100th year

Martinez Adult Education marks 100th year

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Adult Education is about to celebrate its 100th year of providing opportunities in a variety of areas. The celebration, with music, refreshments and prizes, will take place April 17 at the school’s campus, 600 F. St. The adult school (MEA) has been offering courses in the area of career and technical […]

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Common Cause forum to address redistricting

Common Cause forum to address redistricting

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents interested in the city’s voting districts may attend a California Common Cause and Thousand Friends of Martinez forum on the topic March 27 at the Veterans Memorial Building. Helen Grieco, an activist with California Common Cause, will address the forum. Thousand Friends of Martinez, a citizens group, is calling for […]

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Shell, Air District reach $165,000 settlement of ‘noncompliance’

Shell, Air District reach $165,000 settlement of ‘noncompliance’

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shell Oil Products and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have reached a $165,000 settlement concerning 16 instances of regulation noncompliance that happened between October 2015 and 2016, the air district has announced. Fifteen notices were sent during that time period about the violations, which both the refinery and the District […]

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MUSD Board makes budget cuts, most in administration

MUSD Board makes budget cuts, most in administration

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education cut nearly $400,000 from its current budget Monday night. Most of the trimming came from the District’s administration rather than the classrooms. Four para educator positions and one classroom position were eliminated. The cuts were needed because of rising costs without comparable rise in revenues, […]

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