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The 8 California Laws Every Resident Must Know

BY HELEN LAME´ January 1 wan’t just the beginning of a new year, it was also the day on which California ushered in new laws. Here are eight of the newest Californian laws that came into effect on January 1, 2019 and which you must be aware of. After all, …

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7 Things to Know About Cannabis Possession in California

BY HELEN LAME´ On January 1, 2018, California’s recreational marijuana laws came into force. With this, it became the sixth American state to sell marijuana to people 21 years or older. It also means that no one will need to go in to a store with a doctor’s prescription to …

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White House photographer Pete Souza holds court at the Castro

BY HELEN LAME’ Long time Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza, who worked under both President’s Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, entertained an appreciative sold crowd of 1,400 enthusiastic fans during a Commonwealth Club appearance Tuesday night at the Castro Theatre. Souza, 62, documented the entire eight years of …

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Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Places, the City of Martinez Grammar School/City Hall. Is that not a nice birthday present?  In 1992, Page …

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Local hospital volunteers recognized

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our communities.  On Saturday, April 22, the 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast was sponsored by the medical staff and the auxiliary of …

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Girls lacrosse on the brink of program history

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On March 3, 2013, the girls lacrosse program officially kicked off. There was a team prior to that fateful March day. But that day the program was able to call itself something they hadn’t ever been referred to as. They were winners. Fast forward four …

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Renowned poets to read at Alhambra High’s Ecopoetry event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and Alhambra High School students for the 2017 Ecopoetry Event.  This is the 3rd annual event, staged in the historic Victorian home where the celebrated naturalist, John Muir, lived and wrote his books. The event will be held on Friday May …

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Martinez Police Blotter: April 26 – May 2, 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 26 At 2:24 a.m., a man was walking up and down Polson Circle with a bike …

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John Muir National Historic Site to participate in ‘Helping Birds Along the Way’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species.  John Muir National Historic Site will be celebrating IMBD with fun, family-friendly activities such as a Beginning …

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Part 4: Happy Birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 4 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Many thanks to retired Deputy City Clerk Mercy Cabral for setting me up with these records and lazerfiche. In 1950, the City of Martinez sold its 1912 City Hall that …

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