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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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Martinez beavers history retold in online nature journal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The story of how a family of beavers made an impression on residents and how one woman became a champion of the animals is being told in an online nature journal by the woman who now heads “Worth a Dam,” the advocacy group that also organizes the annual Beaver Festival. Heidi Perryman […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, July 2018

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police On May 29th we had a swearing in and introduction ceremony for several new hires. Cesar Ramos, Devyn Parsons, and Sean Angoco were hired as full-time police officers. We also conducted a swearing in for Reserve Officer James Miles. Officer Ramos was previously an officer with the Martinez […]

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Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

Martinez salutes America with parade, fireworks

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday with a larger Home Town Parade and a nighttime fireworks display. The parade began on Main Street shortly after a flag was raised in front of the Veterans Memorial Building. “The turnout was much larger than in years past,” said Leanne Peterson, executive director of Main […]

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Celebrating Independence Day: Lynda Kilday to be Grand Marshal in Fourth of July Parade

Celebrating Independence Day: Lynda Kilday to be Grand Marshal in Fourth of July Parade

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Martinez’s Home Town Parade travels down Main Street today, Lynda Kilday will be waving to curbside crowds as its grand marshal. For once, she will be the face of the parade on which she has worked for many years. The recipient of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, […]

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Martinez to celebrate nation’s birthday with parade, fireworks show

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will join in the national celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, with a community breakfast, a flag raising, a downtown parade and at dark, a fireworks show. Activities begin with a pancake breakfast, which will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday by […]

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The microbrewery cluster

The microbrewery cluster

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ZACH SEAL City of Martinez Economic Development Coordinator MARTINEZ, Calif. – An emerging microbrewery cluster is blossoming in downtown Martinez and pollinating Main Street businesses with new customers. Del Cielo (“From Heaven” in Spanish) and Five Suns Brewing both opened recently and are serving up microbrews while building synergies with downtown businesses. “Our microbreweries […]

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Ten bucks for one field of dreams

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief history of pro ball in Contra Costa county By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette “Bush League” – Also see “Bush-leaguers”. Adj. 1) being of an inferior class or group of its kind : marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism Some folks toss out the term “semi-professional baseball” to describe […]

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Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is about remembering fallen military heroes, speakers at Martinez’s ceremony said Monday. The tone was set by Shane Bower, chairperson of the Martinez Veterans Commission, who said he often hears people wish others “Happy Memorial Day.” “But it’s not happy,” he said. In his own military service, he lost two friends in combat, […]

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