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Park It: Cleaning up at Tilden Regional Park

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune There’s lots of variety in the free public programs scheduled in coming days at Tilden Nature area near Berkeley. First on the agenda is “Soapy Suds, DIY Cleaning Supplies,” from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, hosted by interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker. ...

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Trouble on the Waterfront …

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Around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (March 18), the driver of this Nissan Altima drove into wetlands at the Martinez Marina. According to an onlooker, the driver, a young female, refused to unlock the car or shut off the engine. Police broke through the passenger-side rear window, retrieved the driver and ...

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Alleged mail thieves arrested

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Last Thursday afternoon, Martinez Police responded to a call about mail theft, which led to the arrest of two people. Around 12:53 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Police responded to the area of Tea Tree Court after receiving a call someone was prying a lock off a mailbox. ...

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National Park Service seeking members for Youth Corps

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir National Historic Site is seeking members for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program. YCC provides an outdoor work experience that is safe, educational, and meaningful to young adults of all backgrounds. The purpose of the program is to help local youth, ages 15-18, gain ...

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Park It: Feeling sheepish?

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Spring is almost here (the first day is March 20), and it’s time for the sheep at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont to receive their annual buzz cut. The farm will shear its sheep during a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 ...

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Martinez Gallery to host 10th Anniversary Show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The public is invited to the opening of Martinez Gallery’s “Our 10th Anniversary Show” with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Stop in and meet the artists, see the new work and enjoy light refreshments. The gallery is located at 610 Court St., Suite 101 ...

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Regional parks weather the storm

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By BEVERLY LANE Special to the Tribune Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Probably the hardest hit was Del Valle Regional Park 10 miles south of Livermore. The park surrounds Lake ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 15-20, 2017

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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. • Clayton Conroy, 31, was arrested March 20 for alleged carjacking. • Nickalious Habash, 30, was arrested March 20 on warrants or ...

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