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Lioness Club to host fashion show fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at noon at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year is “Spring is in the Air” and will feature fashions from White Rabbit Boutique in Martinez. The …

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School orchard …

School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has orchards on school campuses throughout the state, including Hidden Valley Elementary and New Leaf Collaborative. For more information on the …

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Chamber announces Citizens of Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Awards. “These are exceptional people that have served our community in extraordinary ways,” a Chamber release stated. Recipients for the awards are: Lifetime Achievement: Gay Gerlack Gay Gerlack has been a …

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Arrest Log: March 17-23, 2017

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Matthew Hagin, 51, was arrested March 12 on DUI alcohol/drugs, DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08 charges. • Nicholas Ebert, …

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Young Bulldogs struggle with Campo

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The defending North Coast Section champion Bulldogs hosted the team they beat in the semi-finals on Tuesday night. But there was a big difference between the team that won last season, and the team that fell in straight sets on March, 7. Only two players …

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Fire Marshall on fire extinguisher use

Fire extinguishers are helpful for immediate use on small fires. It’s important to understand that with proper training and education, fire extinguishers can save lives and property. Below you will read about how to choose the proper fire extinguisher, how to use it, and how to keep it maintained. Remember, …

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Campbell: ‘When is enough, enough’ on Pine Meadow?

Dear Editor, I have closely followed the Pine Meadow Golf Course development. I follow Friends of Pine Meadow Facebook and articles and letters in the local newspapers and on social media. I am now aware to the omissions and selected material presented by Friends of Pine Meadow on social media.  …

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Johnny Appleseed Day approaches

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Johnny Appleseed isn’t just a figment of American folklore; he was an actual person. His real name was John Chapman. Born in 1774 in Pennsylvania, he became a pioneer nurseryman as an adult, establishing apple tree nurseries in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and other …

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County issues $99.8 million in bonds

Contra Costa County has closed a $99,810,000 lease revenue bond transaction as the result of an innovative agreement with Wells Fargo Bank. Roughly $9.7 million will fund capital projects within the County’s health services department, including its hospital and clinic system.  The remaining $90.1 million will be used to refinance …

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