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Decades Reunion to bring together Alhambra alumni

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Calling all Alhambra graduates to the fifth triennial “Decades Reunion.” The popular event is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, 2015. Coordinator Mary Breshears Perez and her committee are expecting over 1,000 Alhambra alumni and their spouses to flock to Martinez to renew old friendships and celebrate their memories. ...

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Beaver slaps spotlight on Martinez

Billy the Beaver (also known as National Wildlife Federation volunteer Mike Bergstrom) shows off his tail to a curious patron at the 8th annual Beaver Festival, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Bergstrom entertained attendees of the festival as both Billy the Beaver and Ranger Rick Raccoon at “Beaver Park” (intersection of Castro and Marina Vista streets) in downtown Martinez. (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and wildlife rescue organizations were out in spades last Saturday to celebrate a species that once faced extermination in Martinez. The 8th annual Beaver Festival drew more participants and visitors than ever, growing from just eight booths in 2008 to over 40 booths at ...

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Michael L. Alford

Mike Alford

Michael L. Alford July 6, 1943 – May 22, 2015 Resident of Martinez­­­­ Michael L. Alford, 71, of Martinez, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 6, 1943, in Martinez, the only son of Budd and Mary Alford. Mike attended Saint Catherine of Siena School before ...

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Area landscapers honored at 2015 Beautification Awards

Past the Gate, a Martinez-based landscaping company, was recently awarded the Judges Award at the California Landscape Contractors Association 2015 Beautification Awards. Past the Gate won with this entry (shown above) that was completed for the Lammle family in Pleasanton. (COURTESY / On File)

The East Bay chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), which spans all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, recently held the 2015 Beautification Awards honoring 12 local landscape contractors for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, and demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on projects completed within the last ...

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