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Coastal Cleanup nets ton of trash

Coastal Cleanup volunteers dig in to the picnic-style food prepared by Lynne De Vaney. De Vaney barbecued at Waterfront Park to feed all those participating in the Martinez Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT / Courtesy)

Local volunteers carry on decades- long tradition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A crew of about 250 volunteers, from adults to scouting organizations and local school children, have hauled 2,700 pounds of trash from the Martinez shoreline. They filled 370 large garbage bags with fast food ...

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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new organist

Organist and choirmaster Alfred Gary Evans playing the organ at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez. Hear Evans and the Grace Choir during Sunday morning services, 10 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir  Station Road, Martinez. (BOB BURMAN / Courtesy)

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez recently hired a new organist and choirmaster. Alfred Gary Evans comes to the church from Bantam, Connecticut. Evans studied at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut, where he won awards for music theory ...

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Sappal sworn in as Chief of Police

Manjit Sappal, formerly of the Richmond Police Department, is sworn in as Martinez Chief of Police, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Sappal will receive his badge in a public ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 16, at Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Community outreach, building on strong foundation part of new chief’s vision By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Manjit Sappal spent his first week as Martinez Police Chief attending plenty of meetings. But as those meetings subside, he’ll be making his face known around town. Sappal, whose first ...

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Muñoz carries on Connolly & Taylor tradition

Richard Muñoz at his desk at Connolly & Taylor in Martinez. (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When people who know Richard Muñoz think of him, they may think of his humor, his affability, and his dedication to community. What they may not think of, however, is that Muñoz spends his days – and oftentimes nights – as a mortician. The sports car driving, ...

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