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After voting in January to allow a second cardroom, Marina City Council reverses with a 5-0 vote.

The prospect of a second cardroom, which allows legalized gambling in the form of games like blackjack and poker, has become a lightning rod of controversy in Marina.

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Bird electric scooters, already at CSUMB, get approval from the city of Marina.

The city of Marina will join the CSU Monterey Bay campus in becoming friendly to electric scooters. On Nov. 1, Marina City Council approved an agreement with Bird Rides Inc., a Miami-based company that offers bike and scooter rentals in…

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Water activist Liesbeth Visscher leads in Marina City Council race against Les Martin.

In the only contested City Council race in Marina, Liesbeth Visscher, chair of the group Citizens for Just Water, has an 8-percent lead against Les Martin, a Navy retiree, to represent District 4. As of the ballot count at 5…

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Elections in Marina will shake up the City Council, with two new members guaranteed.

Elections this year will be different than last time voters went to the polls. For jurisdictions like the city of Marina that use districts, the 2020 Census means new district lines, drawn with the intent to keep communities of interest…

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CSUMB proposes a public/private partnership to build a 72-acre, mixed-use housing project.

At the corner of 2nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Marina sits a 55-acre asphalt wasteland, a vestige left over from Fort Ord days, now an unused part of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.

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In need of new, modern facilities, Marina hopes a bond measure will pass.

Celia Jiménez here, thinking that right now is a challenging time for anyone to pay more in taxes. On the other hand, tax dollars might well be considered money wasted when cities continue to invest in outdated facilities.

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Marina and Monterey One Water get new legal counsel after Wellington & Rathie resign.

Robert Wellington was the city of Marina's first city attorney, starting in 1975 when the city incorporated. And he served for 47 years in that role, until now as he downsizes his workload.

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After a developer cut trees illegally – for a second time – Marina reviews removal policy.

Besides abandoned structures that remain on the former Fort Ord, another vestige that still stands are hundreds of large trees, including Monterey cypress, Monterey pine, coast live oak and eucalyptus.

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After cutting out one developer, Marina mulls revamped hotel project.

The city of Marina selected an eco-friendly vision for its newest planned hotel, which would be built in front of the Marina Shopping Center near Highway 1. The land is currently empty, but it was once home to rotted buildings…

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Marina selects new voting districts for the next 10 years, and changes district sequencing.

On Feb. 23, Marina City Council unanimously recommended new electoral districts for the next 10 years.

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The restoration of the dunes of the former Cemex mine in Marina has yet to begin.

In July 2017, history was made in Marina when the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a consent order with Cemex, a multinational building materials conglomerate based in Mexico, to shut down its sand mine on the northern coast of Marina…

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Parts of Marina expect longer emergency response times after Presidio fire station closes.

Despite approving the largest budget in the city’s history, $57 million for the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 fiscal years, and approving projects such as its first pump track and street repairs, the city of Marina finds itself short on funds for…

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Marina police chief appointed to serve on state POST commission on police training.

Gov. Gavin Newson appointed four people to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) on Dec 1. One of them is Marina Police Chief Tina Nieto.

After years of being on hold, the Promenade in Marina could finally start construction soon.

Wide sidewalks lined with lots of greenery, people walking alongside businesses and three-story buildings with 32,685 square feet of commercial space, plus 18 townhomes and 52 condos, is the vision Marina Community Partners LLC has for the Promenade, a development…

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