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John Muir Land Trust to host star gazing event Tuesday

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – The stars are aligned for another stellar Star Gazing event on Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at John Muir Land Trust’s Fernandez Ranch, a permanently protected 702-acre natural area. This popular event, sponsored by John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) in partnership with the Mt. Diablo ...

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City to promote CalFresh awareness

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City Council recently adopted a resolution promoting CalFresh Awareness. For some families, hunger can be a year-round predicament. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to food budgets and put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The ...

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New shuttle service launches this week

County Connection introduces a new route to the Martinez Community Shuttle service this week.  (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – County Connection has announced that beginning Monday, a new service will be available for residents and visitors of Martinez. Route 3 of the Martinez Community Shuttle will provide service between the downtown district and businesses along Arnold Drive, including the Village Oaks Shopping Center and Walmart. The ...

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Deadline to retrofit just days away

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Recent visitors of the downtown will have noticed several storefronts advertising final sales and upcoming closures, most in response to a looming deadline – that of the earthquake retrofitting ordinance. A city ordinance adopted in July 2009 mandated owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in Martinez to ...

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Beaver slaps spotlight on Martinez

Billy the Beaver (also known as National Wildlife Federation volunteer Mike Bergstrom) shows off his tail to a curious patron at the 8th annual Beaver Festival, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Bergstrom entertained attendees of the festival as both Billy the Beaver and Ranger Rick Raccoon at “Beaver Park” (intersection of Castro and Marina Vista streets) in downtown Martinez. (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and wildlife rescue organizations were out in spades last Saturday to celebrate a species that once faced extermination in Martinez. The 8th annual Beaver Festival drew more participants and visitors than ever, growing from just eight booths in 2008 to over 40 booths at ...

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Michael L. Alford

Mike Alford

Michael L. Alford July 6, 1943 – May 22, 2015 Resident of Martinez­­­­ Michael L. Alford, 71, of Martinez, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 6, 1943, in Martinez, the only son of Budd and Mary Alford. Mike attended Saint Catherine of Siena School before ...

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