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Old rail car, cannabis and postal problems made headlines in 2018

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of the Gazette’s 2018 Year in Review, recapping Martinez’s news from the previous year. MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Unified School District’s capital improvement ballot measure passed in 2016 has been accumulating revenues, and before the end of 2018, the Board of Education awarded a contract for the complete overhaul of John Muir […]

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Elections, fires, FBI raid among 2018’s top stories

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez had plenty of news in 2018. Elections dominated much of the year, from the switch to by-district voting to the push for a half-cent general sales tax with the intent to use much of it to bolster police and water system budgets and an extended and expanded parcel tax for Martinez […]

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New Martinez economic data released

New Martinez economic data released

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The City is excited to publish its newest semi-annual Business Confidence Survey and Economic Snapshot reports, and our quarterly Sales Tax Summary. These three reports help the public understand the latest economic trends in the Martinez economy and enable the City to make informed decisions that serve the public and help our local businesses thrive. […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Dec. 2018

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I wanted to share my thoughts on a recent tragedy that many of you may have heard about. We recently had a young man, a student at Alhambra High School who by all accounts is an all-around great young man, get injured in a car accident. The young man was a passenger in a vehicle […]

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No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

No Downtown Holiday Ice rink this year, Main Street Director says

| November 11, 2018 | 6 Comments

The rink, which had been set up in past years in Parking Lot 4, at the corner of Ferry Street and Marina Vista Avenue, has been giving individuals and families the chance to skate daily on ice, rather than an artificial surface. (photo by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)   MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Martinez Director […]

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Residents stop by for coffee with cops

Residents stop by for coffee with cops

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Residents and Martinez Police officers chatted Wednesday on Main Street during the annual Coffee With a Cop MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– For a few hours Wednesday, Martinez residents and others walking along Main Street could have a free cup of coffee and spend some time chatting with a police officer. For once, it wasn’t because there […]

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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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Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Many Martinez residents have received a letter from Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla that their voting precincts now are designated solely for vote-by-mail. Some voters aren’t happy about the change, which Canciamilla’s office is blaming on how the city of Martinez and the Martinez Unified School District dealt with a legal […]

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Martinez releases ‘Business Confidence Survey’ results

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Business owners remain optimistic about the city’s commerce climate, as shown by the second Business Confidence Survey, Economic Development Coordinator Zach Seal said. Results have been tabulated for the survey, taken in April, and when compared to a similar survey in November 2017, company owners have approximately the same feelings about the […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Aug. 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in thefts from vehicles and one of the common themes has been that items of potential value have been left in vehicles. When items are left in view, it can serve as an opportunity for a thief to break into your car. Taking a few […]

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