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The Week Ahead: School Board, City Council And Walking Club

Five things you need to know about the upcoming week.

Yes, it’s Monday, and no one wants to think too hard about the week ahead, but there are some important things, and some fun things, coming up this week. So we thought we’d give you a head start so you can get things on your calendar early.

1.    Special meeting of the Martinez School Board – Monday, Dec. 5

The Martinez Unified School District board is holding a special meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear a presentation from staff about plans for new construction and upgrading existing facilities. The money for these projects comes from Measure K, a $45 million bond measure voters approved in 2010. The board will have a chance to review the plans and comment. The meeting takes place at the School District office, 921 Susana Street.

2.    Walking Club – Monday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Walking Club meets each Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. The Monday walk meets at Hidden Valley Park, and the Wednesday group meets at the Senior Center, 818 Green Street. Each walk lasts from one to two hours, depending on the group, and the hikes are generally on the easy to moderate level.

3.    State Senator Lois Wolk will speak Tuesday, Dec. 6

State Senator Lois Walk will now once again be speaking Tuesday at the Campbell Theater, as originally reported on Martinez Patch. After a very confusing morning at the Senator's office, the engagement is once again back on for 11 a.m. at the Campbell Theater, 626 Ward Street. 

4.    Martinez City Council Meeting  - Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Martinez City Council will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7 in closed session to further discuss the status of two properties – 630 Court Street, which the city owns; and 610 Court Street, which is presently owned by Contra Costa County. A private development company is interested in purchasing both buildings for use as a restaurant and offices, but without the ability to purchase 610 Court Street, the deal may not go through. The council will reconvene in public session at 7 p.m. and adjourn as the Martinez Public Improvement Corporation to discuss the continuation of bonds to finance improvements to the city’s Water System.  The council meets at 525 Henrietta Street.

5.    Senior Financial Aid Night – Wednesday, Dec. 7

These days, people need all the help they can get figuring out to how afford college for their kids. Kids and parents are invited to this informative evening where you can learn the variety of options available to help finance that higher education. 

Chris Kapsalis December 05, 2011 at 02:25 PM
If you've never been on a walk with the walking club I recommend going. I have been about 5 times and it is a lot of fun. You meet all kinds of people, friends, and make new friends, walk and talk. They are all great people and it is indeed a small world. And they are thrilled to see and meet new walkers. Many are older than me, even a lot older,and last walk we walked out the old snake road and I made it about 1 1/2 miles and turned back, thinking I had that mile and a half to make it back to my car. They kept on. Some almost twice my age. If I walked more I could do better I know it. Well, there are hills and stuff. Anyway,
Scott Williams December 05, 2011 at 05:04 PM
I agree. It's a great bunch of folks and the companionship was terrific, making the walk go by quickly. Age didn't seem to matter at all, and it was a great workout.
Chris Kapsalis December 05, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Yep. Also you learn a lot of history. During our snake road walk, an old time Martini told me a few places they used to dump cars and old motorcycles and junk off the side of the road down the steep hill, back before that was considered wrong I guess. But anyway, I have been debating wether or not to repel down there and do some searching for some old artifacts. I would love to pull up an old Indian motorcycle or model t. Who knows what is down that steep hill hidden there?
hazel December 07, 2011 at 05:57 AM
watch out for poisen oak but there is alot of stuff down in some parts

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