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Alhambra senior to receive Eagle Scout Award

Alhambra High School senior, Noa Nabeshima, son of Noel Nabeshima, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. The award will be presented at a Court of Honor ceremony on Oct. 15 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill, California. …

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Appreciating First Responders …

The community came out Tuesday, Sept. 6, to celebrate and appreciate those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe – first responders like law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMT personnel. The celebration took place in front of City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez, from 6-7 p.m. …

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Recycling water …

John and Marjorie Grubka fill up on free recycled water to use on their beautifully manicured lawn. Free recycled water is available for use to hand-water lawns, gardens and landscaping. Free water hydrant truck filling is also available for construction use from the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. For more …

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Helping hands …

AAA of Northern California lent a hand to help clean up Granger’s Wharf Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Volunteers helped cut brush and weeds, pick up trash, rake the grounds, and give the Wharf a little TLC. Hear, hear for AAA! (STEVE GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Council recognizes Ingemar Olsson for longstanding community service

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Capt. Ingemar Olsson, U.S. Merchant Marine, was honored during the July 20 City Council meeting in recognition of 15 years of service to the Martinez community. Mayor Rob Schroder presented Olsson with a Certificate of Recognition, stating: “The Martinez City Council, on this 20th day of July …

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Sunrise Ridge gives back …

An Ice Cream Social was held in the Sunrise Ridge Community in Martinez, for the residents and owners. The Ice Cream Social was held to enhance good will within the community and benefit the Contra Costa Food Bank. The Social Committee was made aware that during the summer months, the …

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Bringing home the Gold …

Fitness Innovations and Tae Kwon Do (FIT) of Martinez participated in the 2016 All California Tae Kwon Do Championships in Vallejo this past weekend. FIT’s students did an outstanding job in all categories of the competition which included Forms, Board Breaking, and Sparring. Fifteen FIT students competed and 18 Gold, …

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Volunteer receives George and Helen Hartzog Award

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The backbone of the National Park Service and its properties like the John Muir National Historic Site, is its volunteers. The Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 23, honored Concord resident Sandra Candanosa with the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding …

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Regional Medical Center honors volunteers

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Clinics (CCRMC) celebrated their 48th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition luncheon on April 13 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Following a salad luncheon catered by Food for Thought, Volunteer Coordinator Rhonda Smith thanked all the volunteers …

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