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Message from the Mayor: Exciting happenings in Martinez

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez As I have mentioned in several of my columns, downtown Martinez is experiencing a renaissance, with new businesses opening up and others reinventing themselves with new owners. Jim Blair has sold Creek Monkey Tap House, and the new owners, Sal & Michelle Strong, have rebranded the restaurant to Firehouse […]

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Veterans remembered at City Plaza

| November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Veterans Day program to honor and remember those who made our freedoms possible became more than that at Ignacio Plaza, November 11. The heartfelt voice of each Veteran who spoke revealed a genuine love of country and comrades in arms, yet each entered the United States military service at different times […]

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Martinez to honor Veteran’s Day

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to join the Martinez Veterans Commission in honoring all who have served their country in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Commission will host the annual Veterans Day Program, to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, on Monday, November 11, 2019. The program includes two […]

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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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