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Traffic Advisory – Route 4 Ramp Meters Activated

Caltrans has initiated the first part of their Phase II State Route 4 (SR4) freeway ramp metering project (Caltrans press release). The goal of the project is to reduce merging traffic collisions which significantly impact freeway congestion. The other goal of the Project is to provide marginal benefits in travel …

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Temporary Dog Park Set to Open Friday, July 14th

The City is pleased to announce that the Temporary Dog Park at the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater will be open to the public beginning on Friday, July 14th at 8 a.m. Since receiving City Council approval, City staff have been working closely with the Martinez Dog Park Committee to transform part …

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Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Places, the City of Martinez Grammar School/City Hall. Is that not a nice birthday present?  In 1992, Page …

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Local hospital volunteers recognized

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our communities.  On Saturday, April 22, the 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast was sponsored by the medical staff and the auxiliary of …

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D’Atri & Tria run to record board for Bulldog track team

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog track team went over to Walnut Creek’s Northgate High for the season’s last dual meet, this past Wednesday, April 26. With the season’s end quickly approaching, the Dogs knew there was limited time left to grab some more personal records. Marissa D’Atri, who …

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Renowned poets to read at Alhambra High’s Ecopoetry event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and Alhambra High School students for the 2017 Ecopoetry Event.  This is the 3rd annual event, staged in the historic Victorian home where the celebrated naturalist, John Muir, lived and wrote his books. The event will be held on Friday May …

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Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE

Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE Alhambra High School senior Marc Moore is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. Moore, a two-year varsity player, has been one of the team’s best goal-scorers over the last two years. In his first varsity campaign, he scored 27 goals, and with one …

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John Muir National Historic Site to participate in ‘Helping Birds Along the Way’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species.  John Muir National Historic Site will be celebrating IMBD with fun, family-friendly activities such as a Beginning …

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Part 4: Happy Birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 4 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Many thanks to retired Deputy City Clerk Mercy Cabral for setting me up with these records and lazerfiche. In 1950, the City of Martinez sold its 1912 City Hall that …

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Collision on Alhambra Avenue causes power outage

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle collision on Alhambra Avenue led to a power outage Sunday. At about 3:17 p.m. on April 30, officers from the Martinez Police Department (MPD) responded to the 6700 block of Alhambra Avenue for a report of a vehicle colliding into a telephone/electrical pole.  Officers arrived …

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