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PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

PRMCC to hear about Prop 68 funds

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez might be able to use Proposition 68 money for park improvements, a former Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) member will tell the panel Tuesday. Sherida Bush is a past Commission member who also is a longtime nature advocate, “Bay Nature” writer, founding member of Thousand Friends of Martinez and […]

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Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

Grand Prix of Sonoma to decide IndyCar champion for last time

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the checkered flag flashes later today at Sonoma Raceway, the winning driver of the Grand Prix of Sonoma will have earned fans’ cheers. In addition, the 2018 Verizon/IndyCar series champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the race. After today, those ceremonies are going away for the foreseeable future. In July, the series […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– This month our community celebrated another successful National Night Out and every year the event gets better and better! We saw an incredible turn out at various locations and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together and support one another. National […]

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DeSaulnier announces app coding contest for area high school students

DeSaulnier announces app coding contest for area high school students

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – High school students who live in U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier’s district, California 11, may compete in the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge, a coding competition. DeSaulnier is host of his district competition, which is open to high school students who either live or attend school in this district. To enter, students will […]

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Adopt a pet, Sept. 16, 2018

Adopt a pet, Sept. 16, 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Joe, No. A0924227, is one of the most unusual looking dogs in the Martinez Shelter. He has a Pittie-type doggie face and a Basset hound body, and staff there say he has a sweet personality. Joe leans in to give kisses and seeks out petting. […]

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Martinez could have commercial marijuana law by November

Martinez could have commercial marijuana law by November

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez could have its commercial marijuana ordinance in place as soon as November, city staff members told the City Council Wednesday night. But because the current moratorium on commercial operations ends Oct. 31, the Council may be asked to extend that ban for as much as a year because no further extensions […]

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Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez Many of you, like my wife and I, recently received a letter from the Contra Costa County Elections Department advising you that your precinct no longer has a polling place and you will be voting by mail, whether you signed up for it or not. I have received many […]

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Mutt Strutt Thursday at Susana Park

Mutt Strutt Thursday at Susana Park

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This is no simple dog walk – the Martinez Recreation Division’s annual Mutt Strutt will be Thursday at Susana Park. Besides strutting around the park, the dogs will be judged in such categories as best name, best tail, best trick, best costume and the dog that looks the most like its owner. […]

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Officers, others remember Sgt. Starzyk’s sacrifice

Officers, others remember Sgt. Starzyk’s sacrifice

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Between the solemn sound of a bagpipe to the somber notes of “Taps,” Martinez Police Sgt. Paul Starzyk was praised Thursday by Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal and remembered by former chief, Tom Simonetti, who recalled Starzyk’s humor and dedication. “He made a difference,” Sappal said. “He gave his own life.” Ten […]

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City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez employees will ask the Martinez City Council today for additional guidance as they craft a proposed marijuana ordinance to regulate commercial and other operations. Three staff members – Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe, Chief of Police Manjit Sappal and Contract Planner Brian Millar – wrote a report that described […]

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