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MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

MUSD students trained in Sandy Hook Promise reporting system

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District’s students in sixth through 12th grades have received training this week in how to use the Sandy Hook Promise’s anonymous reporting system, District Superintendent C.J. Cammack said. The reporting system, which required concurrence with area law enforcement agencies, is one part of the Sandy Hook Promise program adopted […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor “White Guy On the Bus,” the new play being produced by Women of Words Productions at the Campbell Theater, is probably best described as “complex.” Unabashedly racially and politically charged, the play is in turns thought-provoking, insightful, and infuriating, depending on your point of view and political leaning. […]

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Martinez Kiwanis luncheon speakers

Martinez Kiwanis luncheon speakers

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN STEVENS Martinez News-Gazette Contributor The Martinez Kiwanis Club, as a service club, features various speakers at its weekly lunches. These bring knowledge out of diverse fields, from professional to historical to personal. In January, Don Ulrich presented an expansive history of the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States. As Don explained, the […]

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DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

(DC Solar’s name has backed some of Chip Ganassi’s racing team drivers, including Elk Grove native Kyle Larson, one the stars of the younger crop of racers in both the second-tier Xfinity Series and the premiere Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.) DC Solar and its affiliated companies have filed for reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sawasdee! (Hello in Thai). It’s good to be home in cool and rainy Martinez. Jeff and I have returned from a cruise to Southeast Asia where the flowers were in full bloom, trees and grasses were lush and green, and the humidity was high. Ever get out of a hot shower and the room is […]

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Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council could adopt a resolution today that would increase water rates annually through 2024. City Engineer Tim Tucker will be giving the Council a water utility financial plan and rates study compiled by Municipal Financial Services. He will ask the Council to adopt a resolution announcing the intent to increase […]

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UPRR reducing times trains block downtown crossings

UPRR reducing times trains block downtown crossings

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While it’s inevitable that freight trains will block the two Martinez downtown crossings, the Union Pacific Railroad has taken measures to reduce the time motorists and pedestrians must wait for those trains to pass, officials said during a town hall meeting at Martinez City Hall. Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal, whose office […]

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Coffee Talk: No replay in life

Coffee Talk: No replay in life

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN FULLER News-Gazette Columnist Every now and then while I drink my coffee, I think what could have been. During my lifetime there has been several events that have directed my life one direction or another and I really had no choice in the matter. Life just happens. It happens to all of us. […]

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Bulldogs big home win keeps them atop DVAL standings

Bulldogs big home win keeps them atop DVAL standings

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By MATT SIEGER Martinez News-Gazette Contributor MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Alhambra High boys basketball team (15-8, 6-1 league) is tied for first place in the Diablo-Valley League. But they take no team for granted. So when the Ygnacio Valley Warriors (12-11, 2-5 league) stepped onto Alhambra’s court Tuesday night, the Bulldogs were not looking past […]

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