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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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Anonymous gift gives AHS marching band a new look

Anonymous gift gives AHS marching band a new look

| January 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sarah Stafford, Director of Music at Alhambra High School, knew she had a challenge. Raising over $30,000 is not easy goal. Her marching band’s uniforms, meant to last ten years were over 12 years old, bought when most of her students were in kindergarten, needed to be replaced. “When I began the fundraising a friend […]

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Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Library Services Impacted by Cyber Security Attack All Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices are currently experiencing a network outage due to a ransomware attack. The Library is working with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to investigate the attack. The affected […]

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Please share your thoughts on local news

Please share your thoughts on local news

| December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Without the Martinez News-Gazette, which will publish its last edition Dec. 29, our community will soon lose a lifeline to important news and information. Local journalists and community members who are concerned about that void are asking you for ideas and opinions that might help form the basis for a new site because Local […]

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City Council considers fishing pier

City Council considers fishing pier

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It is likely the City Council will commission an assessment of the beloved, but rundown Martinez Fishing Pier at tonight’s council meeting. The fishing pier has been a favorite fishing and strolling spot for residents and visitors since it was built in 1934. It is also the site of the Annual Diamond […]

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At Home With Jeff: The importance of maintenance

At Home With Jeff: The importance of maintenance

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist A recent visitor commented on our kitchen coffee pot and I was proud to point out the details. Our Coffeematic Universal 10 Cup Coffee Percolator was manufactured in the 1950s by Landers, Frary & Clark Company at their factory in New Britain, Connecticut and still makes a great cup […]

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MUSD community garden

MUSD community garden

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By WENDY KE Contributor You may have noticed a school garden revitalization effort underway at Martinez Unified School District property next to the Martinez Junior High School ball fields. Since the 2019-20 school year began, volunteers from the MJHS community have devoted time and energy at 3 work days weeding tenacious Bermuda grass, pruning, tending […]

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Professional baseball could return to Martinez

Professional baseball could return to Martinez

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers baseball fans were disappointed when team sponsors had to drop their sponsorship, due to legal and financial troubles. Those, and all local baseball fans will be happy to learn that another professional independent baseball league, the Pecos, wants one of its teams to call Martinez home. The 2020 season is […]

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Les Schwab Softball Team: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

Les Schwab Softball Team: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Champions of the Martinez Recreation division softball Wednesday nights Front Row Left to Right Coach Fred Bagno, John Maida, Phil Koch, Dale Swinford, Erik Cizmich Back Row Left to Right Shane Sorhan. Andrew Glover, Guy Wirich, Troy Sullivan Parker Goselin, Coach Anthony Bagno Brian Pike A huge thank you to our sponsors, MTZ Auto Repair […]

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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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