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Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

Underground Echoes: Bricks and sticks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette MARTINEZ, Calif. – City of Martinez’s Annual Spring Cemetery Cleanup. Due to the numerous winter storms, there was quite the renaissance of those pesky annoying plants we all call “weeds” and the accumulation of numerous fallen branches. Although much was accomplished, more still needs to be […]

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At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last weekend, Vivian and I went to the Campbell Theater to see Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” It was a wonderful production. We were impressed with the lighting, sound, costumes, sets, direction, and acting. I highly recommend that you go see it for yourself. It runs through May […]

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Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

Ginelli chosen to represent MUSD Area 5

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After a series of interviews Monday night, Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose Jeremie Ginelli to succeed Bobbi Horack, who was forced to resign after moving out of that voting area. Ginelli is an attorney who also is a member of the Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission, and […]

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Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

Martinez Business Beat, May 22, 2019

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chamber Board Meets Today The Martinez Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at noon today in the Board Room of the Martinez Unified School District building, 921 Susana St. Soroptimists’ ‘Evening Of Discovery’ Today Welcomes Public Area Soroptimists are welcoming people to their “Evening of Discovery” mixer today, to inform the public about […]

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Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

Council’s contract amendment concludes Joint Facilities agreement, residents ask City help with school fighting

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A longtime problem that began in the 1970s when Martinez and Pleasant Hill made an agreement to buy computer equipment that was far more expensive in that era is over, the Martinez City Council heard after voting on a legal procedure Wednesday night. On second reading, the Council unanimously amended its contract […]

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Council to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

Council to receive Measure H annual report, review CalPERS/JFA contract

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will vote tonight whether to amend a contract with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide for the merger of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency (JFA.) That agency was formed in the 1970s to make the purchase of computer equipment more efficient. But Pleasant Hill soon […]

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City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The city of Martinez is seeking proposals from those who want to open commercial cannabis businesses here, according to an announcement released through City Planner Margaret Kavanaugh-Lunch. Successful applicants first would receive a conditional certificate and ultimately would be awarded a commercial cannabis operating permit, needed before they could open a business in the city, […]

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At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My wife and I bought a new car a couple months ago. The vehicle is a marvel of electronic gadgetry. We are still discovering features that are delightful and sometimes a bit mysterious. “How does that work?” we wonder when the car does something unexpected. Some of the thingamajigs […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Volunteer at Crab Cove

Park It by Ned MacKay: Volunteer at Crab Cove

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District always welcomes volunteers to help with its wildlife preservation and habitat enhancement programs. There’s a good opportunity coming up on Sunday, May 19 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. It’s a work session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help prepare the center’s butterfly and native plant […]

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