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City To Consider Closing Popular Fishing Pier For Repairs

MARTINEZ (BCN)

Marvin Aguilar has a favorite place to relax — it’s near home and on the Carquinez Strait.

“It’s the main thing I do for my enjoyment, and after work, you just need to relax,” said Aguilar, of Martinez, as he took a silver lure out of his tackle box Tuesday morning and prepared to use it for casting for striped bass. He said he’s been coming to the Martinez fishing pier once or twice a week for 35 years.

But Aguilar and other people who come to the wooden pier to fish, take walks and sit and gaze across the Strait toward Benicia may soon have to find a new place to commune with the water, as the city is considering closing the pier to the public after a study found the structure needs significant maintenance work.

And that’s only above the water line — a dive team

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Winston Lake is getting more parking spaces, a new picnic shelter and pier. Improvements continue at other Winston-Salem parks. | Politics

*Creating the walking path from the new shelter alongside the lake toward the dam and aquatic center. The path will be made of crushed stone.

*The “knoll,” a small hill that has a scenic view of the lake, will get new picnic tables and stairs to replace the eroding footpath that leads up the hill now.

The Winston-Salem City Council awarded the contract for the work over the summer, along with contracts for other park projects that are being paid for from the 2018 bonds:

*A brand-new “pocket park” will be built on Bethania-Rural Hill Road beside Fire Station 20. The park will be called Bethania Freedmen’s Park, in recognition of the Bethania Freedmen’s community that developed in the area after the Civil War.

The park will have fitness equipment, a restroom and plantings. The work includes site preparation and grading. Since the park is beside Station 20, the work

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