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Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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At Home With Vivian: Road Trip

At Home With Vivian: Road Trip

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I met a father and his two daughters from Houston, Texas last weekend at the Golden Gate Recreation Area in Marin County. We were waiting together at Rodeo Beach, near the finish line of the trail runs. He waited for his daughters who were running the marathon (26.2 miles!) and I was waiting for my […]

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Police blotter for June 16-30, 2018

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 16th at 8:00 a.m., Sergeant Gaul located a reported stolen vehicle parked behind the post office on Alhambra Avenue. The victim said the suspect was her neighbor and the vehicle had been returned, but it had not been removed from SVS. Case# 18-1408. At 1:27 p.m. officers responded to Safeway for a shoplift […]

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JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land the organization has preserved. (COURTESY OF ADAM WEIDENBACH) MARTINEZ, Calif – John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land […]

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City Manager Kilger will retire in January

City Manager Kilger will retire in January

| July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez City Manager Brad Kilger has announced he will retire in January 2019. In a statement released Friday, Kilger said Jan. 1, 2019, would be mark his 40th year in public service. He has been Martinez’s city manager since June 2016, and prior to that, he was the city manager in Benicia, Ceres and Yucca […]

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Sea Scout Open House Saturday

Sea Scout Open House Saturday

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The public can visit the 85-foot Sea Scout Ship Albatross and take tours of the museum inside the Sea Scouts’ base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 225 N. Court St., when the Sea Scouts will have an open house, free food and demonstrations of such nautical skills as a rope climb, uses […]

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Local band to play during Martinez’s Relay For Life

Local band to play during Martinez’s Relay For Life

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While volunteers and team members take laps at the Martinez Junior High School during the Relay for Life of Martinez, they’ll be serenaded by a local rock and roll band whose music will keep them energized. The band is Dorothy Lane, formed by two brothers-in-law, Nick Knoblock and Lorin Holmen discovered they […]

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Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW Scholarship and Tech Trek recipients

Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW Scholarship and Tech Trek recipients

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

At our Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW (American Association of University Women) June Brunch, scholarship awards were presented to local High School Seniors and middle school girls. College scholarships were awarded to five students from local high schools, and five girls from local Middle Schools and Junior High will attend our AAUW Tech Trek camp. Each recipient […]

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‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An incident described a “unit upset” emitted odors from the Shell Martinez Refinery about 2:30 a.m. Friday, causing the company to issue a Community Warning System Level 2 advisory to neighbors. That level is used in incidents that could cause such offsite impacts as eye, skin, nose or respiratory irritations could be […]

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Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday with a larger Home Town Parade and a nighttime fireworks display. The parade began on Main Street shortly after a flag was raised in front of the Veterans Memorial Building. “The turnout was much larger than in years past,” said Leanne Peterson, executive director of Main […]

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