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Bonilla proposes tax on cocktails to aide disabled

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A bill introduced by Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) would increase funding to help California’s developmentally disabled residents through a nickel a drink charge for mixed cocktails and liquor shots. Bonilla, Martinez’s representative in the Assembly, introduced Assembly Bill 18 at the Second Extraordinary ...

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Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Those managing projects or programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications for the fall 2015 grant review by the Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) Board of Directors. Applications must be received by Sept. 15, 2015. Established ...

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Fire destroys parking garage

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fire destroyed a parking garage Monday night, but was halted before it reached nearby apartments, according to the Contra Costa County Fire District. Dispatchers were notified of the fire in the 200 block of Oak Manor Plaza about 8:17 p.m. Monday, ...

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Thompson, Lake County Water Resources Department honored at Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition Congressional Reception

Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department (third from left), and Congressman Mike Thompson (fourth from left) surrounded by family after receiving special recognition at the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. (COURTESY / On File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), co-chair of the Invasive Species Caucus, and Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department were honored last week in Washington, D.C. at the second annual Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. Thompson, ...

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