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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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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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