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MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School students should get the opportunity to learn American Sign Language (ASL), the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education decided Monday. By unanimous vote, it agreed with Tom Doppe, director of educational services, that the course should be made available to the students. “This is the initial step. I’d […]

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Measure D sales tax paving projects underway

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Motorists in Martinez may be noticing more signs announcing a Measure D road repair project is underway, according to an announcement released by Rica Guidry, Martinez’s executive assistant to the city manager. Measure D, approved by voters in 2016, is the half-cent sales and transaction tax that raises money exclusively for maintenance […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– With the turn of five golden shovels, area officials on Wednesday marked the beginning of a $127 million construction project that will complete an express lane on southbound Interstate-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to the Contra Costa-Alameda counties’ shared line. Randall Iwasaki, executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority […]

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MTA, CCTA breaking ground today in Martinez for I-680 express lane

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A ground-breaking ceremony this morning will mark the beginning of an 11-mile southbound express lane on Interstate-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek. The project’s ceremony, by the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) and Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), will provide a continuous high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) and […]

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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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Council poised to award paving contract, hear posts office concerns

Council poised to award paving contract, hear posts office concerns

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez City Council may decide tonight to spend $1.351,300 in Measure D tax revenues on local road paving. That would include awarding a $1,280,361 contract to MCK Services of Martinez for construction work. Prior to the regular meeting, the Council and members of Congress will conduct at Town Hall meeting about the […]

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Soil erosion threatening Martinez’s Second Baptist Church

Soil erosion threatening Martinez’s Second Baptist Church

| August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez church that routinely assists those in need now finds itself asking for help. The creek that runs next to the Second Baptist Church has been eroding the land underneath its foundation, and during past heavy rains, has even crested its banks to enter the church’s basement. The Rev. Ray Montgomery […]

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Brown, Green Streets’ paving wraps up this month

Brown, Green Streets’ paving wraps up this month

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The extensive paving project on both Brown and Green streets that started in May should be finished by the end of the month, according to an announcement from Don Salts, Martinez deputy public works director. The $1.7 million project is being underwritten through Measure J and One Bay Area (OBAG) 1) grants. […]

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Road relief…

Road relief…

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Crews continue road work at the intersection of Brown Street and Green Street. (ROBERT PERRY/MARTINEZ NEWS-GAZETTE)

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Council uses ‘lease’ financing to pay JFA dissolution settlement

Council uses ‘lease’ financing to pay JFA dissolution settlement

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Following the advice of its bond counsel, the Martinez City Council voted twice Wednesday on a lease agreement that would finance the resulting liability from the dissolution of the Martinez-Pleasant hill Joint Facilities Agency (JFA). By seeking the five-year loan, the city is in a position to save money as it pays […]

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