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Art in the Park …

Area artists flocked to the 47th annual Art in the Park event on Sunday, Aug. 21, to display their work and create more art while listening to live music. There were arts & crafts, food and drink aplenty. The golf cart shuttle from Main Street plaza to Susana Park, where …

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Unique items stolen in residential burglary recovered

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff have recovered most items that were taken during two burglaries that occurred at a home on Alhambra Valley Road in unincorporated Martinez last month. After the burglaries, the Investigation Division received several anonymous email tips and voice messages on the …

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John Muir Land Trust recognized, accredited

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir Land Trust (JMLT), with 2,500 acres under stewardship in Contra Costa County, announced Wednesday it has achieved national accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that John Muir Land Trust’s lands will be …

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Otters end season with solid County times

On Saturday, Aug. 6, five Contra Costa County swim teams met to compete in the Twin Counties Swim League (TCSL) Championship. After a full day of stiff competition and excellent swimming, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters won the TCSL Championship, for the fifth year in a row. With …

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Rotary Report: Tech Trek Camp

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Amy Beaty and Lexis Alford attended Tech Trek camp at Sonoma State College. The two Alhambra Junior High School girls had a great time and learned lots of science. Much more important, they learned that science is fun! Tech Trek is a summer …

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Local winery’s first music event ‘a hit’

By BRUCE CAMPBELL Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Viano Winery is a true Martinez institution, making fine wines since its inception in 1920. On Sunday, Aug. 14, they held their first ever “Music on the Vineyard” event, and by all accounts it was a success. It seems likely …

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Teacher of the Year finalists to be honored at upcoming banquet

After a rigorous selection process, the four current Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists concluded their progression Monday morning, Aug. 15, at the annual Teacher of the Year Speech Presentation. The four finalists were each asked to give a prepared three- to five-minute speech titled: “What have …

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