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Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Evacuations were ordered in Martinez Sunday afternoon after a fast moving brush fire broke out around 4 p.m. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to the two-acre blaze in the vicinity of Alhambra Avenue near Forest Way, about a mile south of Highway 4. By the time the fire was […]

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City of Martinez Call for artists

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ – The City of Martinez is launching a Utility Box Public Art Pilot Project and inviting artists to submit applications to participate in the program. Applicants who are selected to create the art will receive a $750 stipend per box set. Artists may submit an application for one utility box set, or may submit […]

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Martinez remembers 9/11

Martinez remembers 9/11

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a simple, but eloquent ceremony Martinez honored those who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others on that crisp, clear autumn day, Sept. 11, 2001. Almost 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 injured when 19 members of the Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airliners to […]

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Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

Martinez flies Pride flag, issues LGBTQ proclamation

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a ceremony that blended laughter, applause and poignancy, Martinez police officers raised the rainbow-colored Pride flag and Vice Mayor Noralea Gipner read a proclamation of June as the month to honor lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, the questioning and other community members. “It’s showing that Martinez has a love for all,” Gipner […]

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Parade, movie, fireworks on  tap for July 4 celebration

Parade, movie, fireworks on tap for July 4 celebration

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people will be lining Main Street Thursday morning to watch the Martinez Fourth of July Parade. Launching the holiday will be a flag raising at 9 a.m. that day in front of the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St., to mark the beginning of a full day of festivities to mark the […]

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PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

PBF officials pledge to keep Shell employees, community involvement, safety measures

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Representatives of PBF Energy, prospective buyers of the Shell Martinez Refinery, promised again to keep the refinery’s current employees and to continue safety and community programs. While Shell and PBF Energy announced a agreement June 11 for the sale for $1 billion and other adjustments, the transaction is subject to regulatory approval, […]

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Martinez to mark Memorial Day Monday with two ceremonies

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will remember those who gave their lives in American military service in two ceremonies Monday, Memorial Day, according to an announcement released by the city. Martinez Veterans Commission is the host of the commemorations, which will start with a flag raising at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Veterans Building, 930 […]

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Homelessness Forum – A discussion on impacts of homelessness in our community

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

City of Martinez press release MARTINEZ – Have you ever wondered about the issue of homelessness? Do you want to learn more about the problem regionally and in Martinez? Do you want to learn more about what the City is doing to address the issue and do you have any thoughts or ideas? Would you […]

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Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has $8.1 million in reserves, which Mayor Rob Schroder calls the city’s “rainy day” fund. But that doesn’t mean Martinez is ready for some hefty expenses ahead, he cautioned. Speaking Wednesday morning at the Martinez Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Breakfast, at which the State of the City is given, he said […]

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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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