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September 2015 Newsletter
September 3, 2015

Flag Raising Ceremony
News ImageSeptember 3, 2015On September 6, 2015, at 7:00 am, Martinez Police Department will have a flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall in memory of Sgt. Paul Starzyk, who was killed in the line of duty on September 6, 2008. Everyone is welcome to attend and honor Sgt. Starzyk.

Martinez Police Chief Sworn In
News ImageAugust 31, 2015
Chief Sappal was sworn in this morning for his first day on the job at MPD. A ceremonial swearing in for Chief Sappal will be held at the September 16th City Council Meeting. Welcome Chief Sappal!

Senior Center Trip Schedule - Sept. 2015
August 31, 2015The Martinez Senior Center Trip schedule is now available.

Trip Schedule

Rockin' By The Bay
News ImageAugust 31, 2015

A Festival of Music at the Martinez Amphitheater in Downtown Martinez
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Main Street Martinez, The City of Martinez and the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater welcome you to the Rockin' by the Bay Festival featuring a full day of musical performances on the stages that is sure to get you up on your feet and partying with friends both old and new.

For more information, visit http://www.rockinbythebay.com


Recreational Swim Season
News ImageAugust 28, 2015Rankin Aquatic Swim Center is now closed during weekdays for Recreational swimming for the season. The pool is open for Recreational swimming on weekends until September 13, 2015; hours are 12-5pm. The pool will be open on Labor Day Sept. 7, 2015; hours are 1 to 4pm.

PRESS RELEASE - 8/27/2015

Construction to Begin on Seismic Upgrades to City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant

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"Let Me Hear You Smile"

WHEN: August 22 through September 5, 2015
Friday & Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 pm
Sundays, August 23 & 30 at 2:30 pm

WHAT: Onstage Repertory Theatre Company presents
Let Me Hear You Smile by Leonora Thuna and Harry Cauley

WHERE: Martinez Campbell Theatre 636 Ward Street, Martinez, CA

TICKETS: General admission $15, Seniors $12, Students $10.
Thursday, Bargain Price $10

RESERVATIONS: (925) 518-3277


Mountain View Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
News ImageAugust 26, 2015You are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mountain View Park.

Press Release 8/14/2015 - Hiring of Police Chief on Council Agenda
August 14, 2015At the August 19th meeting of the City of Martinez City Council, the Council is set to approve an employment agreement with Mr. Manjit Sappal to be the next City of Martinez Police Chief.

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Police Dispatcher Recruitment
August 12, 2015Job Openings

The City of Martinez is now accepting applications for Police Dispatcher.

For this position and other openings in the City please visit the JOBS page. http://www.cityofmartinez.org/jobs/default.asp

Joltin Joe - Gone and Back Again
News ImageAugust 6, 2015Local 152 Carpenters finish five-year boat restoration project.

For the past five years, a team of about six Carpenters and a retired shipwright have been restoring "Joltin Joe", the 1947 22-foot Chris Craft Runabout awarded to Joe DiMaggio by New York Yankees fans.

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Joltin Joe at South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Boat Show
News ImageJuly 29, 2015

The "Joltin Joe" is a 22-foot Chris Craft pleasure boat given to native son Joe DiMaggio by New York Yankee fans on October 1, 1949 during "Joe DiMaggio Day," and donated by DiMaggio to the City of Martinez in 1991.

The Joltin Joe was finished being restored 5:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 and a few hours later it was floating in Lake Tahoe at the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic Boat Show. The boat took second place in its class and won most improved boat!


County Connection Community Shuttle
News ImageJuly 22, 2015

County Connection is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, August 17th a new service will be available for residents and visitors in Martinez.


Fridays on the Main and Farmers Market!
News ImageJuly 17, 2015Friday from May 15 through September 11, 2015


How Hot is Your Car?
News ImageJuly 10, 2015Summer temperatures can quickly turn your car into a dangerous hot box. If you must run errands, leave your pets at home.


CalFresh Benefits Available to Residents
News ImageJuly 1, 2015

The Martinez City Council recently adopted a resolution promoting CalFresh Awareness. For some families, hunger can be a year-round predicament. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget and put healthy and nutritious food on the table.


Trip Calendar from the Senior Center - July 2015
News ImageJune 26, 2015Mark your calendar and don't miss out on any of these fun and interesting trips.

Drought Management 2015
June 22, 2015Governor Brown mandates a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water usage through February 28, 2016. On July 1, 2015 the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider establishing a City 25% Drought Management Plan. The plan includes temporary pricing adjustments and expanded prohibited "water wasting" practices.


Officer Mayberry Receives Medal of Valor
June 19, 2015Officer Mayberry received the Martinez Police Department Medal of Valor and a Commendation from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District at the City Council meeting for his heroic actions on April 22, 2015.


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