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Vacuum effect of removing cats

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Often when people resort to bringing free-roaming cats to Contra Costa Animal Services, it’s because they are just fed up with the problem. We get it! But there are many reasons why trapping and removing these cats is not the solution, whether with …

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Campbell squatters?

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Anchor tenant Onstage Repertory may be “squatting” at the Martinez Campbell Theater for its current production, “Let Me Hear You Smile,” which runs through Sunday, Sept. 6. A renegotiated sublease with City of Martinez had yet to be completed when scenery went up …

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Stephenson injury woes may hamper late call to bigs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a promising start to his time in Triple A, a right wrist strain may have just hampered Alhambra alumnus Robert Stephenson’s chances at making his big league debut in September. Stephenson was placed on the seven-day disabled list by the Louisville Bats on Aug. …

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Scouts to host Empowerment Workshop

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of local girls are on their way to earning one of the most prestigious awards in Girl Scouting, while at the same time helping to motivate Martinez’s next generation of young ladies. Lily Skinner, Mayra Hernandez and Isabella Marazzani, all …

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Outcast Cat Help answers community’s questions

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Outcast Cat Help is out and about in Martinez and local communities a whole lot, and we meet many well-intentioned citizens who love animals and are trying to help with the free-roaming cats in their neighborhood or even their yard. We thought we’d …

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From the Archives: Martinez Volunteer Firefighters of old …

The Martinez Volunteer Fire Department, circa the 1920s, in front of their station at the old City Hall building in Martinez. From left: Chief John Briones, Guy Smith, Chris Koch, Ed Mc Donald, Harry Fierner, S. Sellick, Les Donnelly and Frank Larkin. (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Courtesy)

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