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Livermore & Pine Meadow

Dear Editor, The goal of Friends of Pine Meadow is to convince the Mayor and City Council to protect our open space and park land, and stop turning it into housing. And work to buy Pine Meadow – Permanent Open Space/Recreation since 1973 – for public use forever. Livermore succeeded …

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Main Street Arts to celebrate gallery opening Saturday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Arts is having it’s Grand Opening on Saturday, July 9, from 5-9 p.m., at 613 Main St., downtown Martinez. The gallery is a Member Gallery with 10 local artists participating: Bonnie Fry, Pam McCauley, Jerry Hild, Gwenn Spratt, Nancy Robinson, Warren Rose, Stanley Satchell, Mimi …

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Build-Tek celebrates Grand Opening …

New concrete and framing supply business Build-Tek Inc., located at 55 Howe Road, Martinez, celebrated their Grand Opening Friday, June 24, 2016. The event featured door prizes, food, a raffle, vendor booths and a ribbon cutting (pictured above). (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Martinez places 6th in Cool California Challenge

Martinez remained a strong competitor throughout the 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge thanks to the sustainability efforts of participating Martinez households. Collectively, actions taken by participating households in all 22 cities are leading to savings of approximately 5,638 metric tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of removing more than 2,500 homes …

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Former Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff allegedly tied to Oakland sex scandal

A former Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff’s role in the sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department is part of an on-going internal affairs probe by Contra Costa County officials. Former Deputy Sheriff Ricardo Perez resigned last week while the subject of investigation into sexual misconduct. While no …

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Arrest log: June 27 – July 5, 2016

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. • Rick Duncan, 57, was arrested June 27 on warrants or holds only. • Rebecca Sanchez, 51, was arrested June …

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Firms sought for new county admin building, emergency op center

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune The initial step for new facilities is underway as Contra Costa County officials are now awaiting information from prospective firms that wish to take on upwards of two different future projects for the County. A two- to three-week review process by a committee will then …

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Aerial crews involved in extinguishing Rankin Fire

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A brush fire scorched five acres near downtown Martinez late Wednesday afternoon before local fire personnel got the upper hand. Despite having the fire contained by 5 p.m., three engines were on the scene all night long to knock down flare-ups at …

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