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Sand & Sandbag Pick-Up Locations Announced

The City of Martinez has designated the following four locations for the stockpiling of sand, and two locations with sand bags only for use by residents during heavy rains and or flooding: Nancy Boyd Park – Located on Pleasant Hill Rd E & Church St F Street- Located at the …

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Obituary: Doris Greene (1924-2018)

Doris Greene passed away with her family by her side at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. Doris was born at home in Alameda but grew up in Port Chicago, California. She was one of two children from Jack and Mary “Bam” Pacini. Her younger brother Bob passed away in …

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Free Compost Giveaway & Styrofoam Collection for Residents

The City and Republic Services are excited to let residents share in the success of the Organics Recycling collection program by providing another free “Compost Giveaway” to be held on Saturday, March 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Martinez Yacht Club at 111 Tarantino Drive. Just bring …

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Traffic Advisory – Route 4 Ramp Meters Activated

Caltrans has initiated the first part of their Phase II State Route 4 (SR4) freeway ramp metering project (Caltrans press release). The goal of the project is to reduce merging traffic collisions which significantly impact freeway congestion. The other goal of the Project is to provide marginal benefits in travel …

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Temporary Dog Park Set to Open Friday, July 14th

The City is pleased to announce that the Temporary Dog Park at the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater will be open to the public beginning on Friday, July 14th at 8 a.m. Since receiving City Council approval, City staff have been working closely with the Martinez Dog Park Committee to transform part …

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Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Places, the City of Martinez Grammar School/City Hall. Is that not a nice birthday present?  In 1992, Page …

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Local hospital volunteers recognized

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our communities.  On Saturday, April 22, the 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast was sponsored by the medical staff and the auxiliary of …

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Part 4: Happy Birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 4 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Many thanks to retired Deputy City Clerk Mercy Cabral for setting me up with these records and lazerfiche. In 1950, the City of Martinez sold its 1912 City Hall that …

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Julie Quinn named Martinez’ Teacher of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This past Tuesday, April 25, Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited Julie Quinn’s classroom at Las Juntas Elementary School. Quinn, a 34-year instructor, was recently named Martinez School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOY). For the past 17 years, Quinn …

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Rotary Report: County ‘committed to Martinez’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Federal Glover represents Martinez on the Board of Supervisors. He’s currently the Chair of the Board. Glover explained to Martinez Rotary that the County budget is in good shape, but there is no shortage of issues. One big issue is that Washington, D.C., …

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