Martinez Art Exhibit Inspired By Scout Activist Ryan Andresen. The story and message of tolerance is the theme of the Martinez Arts Association second annual exhibit "Free to Be" this year, "inspired by and dedicated to Ryan Andresen, the Boy Scout of Moraga." Story is here.
Who's Hiring in Martinez: Shell Oil; School District; Sheriff's Office. Read more here.
MDUSD Fires Superintendent Steven Lawrence. The school board voted Thursday to terminate contracts for Lawrence and General Counsel Greg Rolen. Story is here.
Martinez Classmates Make A Get-Well Video For Aaron Hearn. The staff and students at Martinez Jr. High put a video get-well card out to their injured friend, who is said to be recovering nicely. See it here.
Do You Buy Fruit From Roadside Sellers — Or Turn Them In? Selling produce without a health permit is illegal in Contra Costa County. Some locals say the sellers should be cited, and others say they're just trying to make a living. Click here.
Homes With A Half Acre In Martinez: Read on.
Martinez Earth Day Group Urges Use of Reusable Bags. Six Martinez residents gathered at the downtown Safeway on Earth Day to urge shoppers to use reusable grocery bags. See more here.
A Third of Martinez Students Reported As Truant During School Year. About a third of Martinez public school students were reported as truant at least once during the past school year, according to information released by the state superintendent's office. Read more here.
Are You Spiritual or Religious? Blog is here.