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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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Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 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. • 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

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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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Park It: Earth Day celebrations

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Earth Day, an annual re-dedication to environmental preservation and protection, first celebrated in 1970, will be marked again this year by special events in several East Bay Regional Parks. At Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, “reduce, reuse and recycle” will be the ...

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Town Hall …

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U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson at a Town Hall in Martinez Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Town Hall focused on Social Security. Each month, more than 130,000 men and women in the Fifth Congressional District receive nearly $170 million in benefits, helping them put food on the table and provide for ...

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Citizens of the Year …

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Snapshots from the Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony, held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Martinez Masonic Lodge. Honorees included Mike Beck, Man of the Year; Candice Gliatto, Woman of the Year; Jason Frost, Young Man of the Year; Shelby Bolton, Young Woman of the Year; Michele Roche, Educator ...

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April 14, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

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Where in Martinez was this photo taken? 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. Good luck! Please note: due to the large volume of guesses, the Tribune does not ...

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