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Park It: Wild Flowers in Bloom


By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The spring wildflower pageant continues in the East Bay Regional Park District, with several naturalist-led walks scheduled to view this year’s exceptional displays. Two wildflower walks are on the agenda at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve east of Mt. Diablo. The first is a ...

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April 21, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Tin Can Camper

Where in Martinez was this car displayed in Martinez? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winners, who were the first to correctly ...

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Dog park to be ready in six weeks, City says

The future location of a dog park in Martinez, near the John Muir Amphitheater at Waterfront Park. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Six weeks is the timetable for the opening of a long-sought after dog park in Martinez – albeit a temporary home – after the Martinez City Council’s recent unanimous approval to locate the facility near the John Muir Amphitheater. The temporary facility ...

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Athlete of the Week: Jadyn London


ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: JADYN LONDON Alhambra High School sophomore Jadyn London is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. The sophomore midfielder has been crucial to the Alhambra girls lacrosse team’s plans for the future, and the present. The team has had a renewed sense of purpose in the ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 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. • Wendy Ward, 39, was arrested April 18 for alleged failure to appear on felony charge, receiving or concealing stolen property, ...

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Police Blotter: April 12-18, 2017


By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Wednesday, April 12 A car parked in the handicapped spot at the Hidden Creek apartments was not displaying ...

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John Muir Land Trust – a Contra Costa gem

John Muir Land Trust Executive Director Linus Eukel at Martinez Rotary. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune The John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) protects the environment and saves land in Contra Costa County. JMLT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is protecting the places that make Contra Costa special. The Trust focuses most of it’s attention on the part ...

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