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Mayor Schroder: Help Martinez be the ‘coolest’ city

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez Martinez has always been a leader in sustainability programs to reduce our impact on the environment. That may seem like a strange claim, being the home to heavy industry such as Shell Oil and Eco Systems, but over the last several years Martinez has …

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Chief speaks on academy, Lt. Roth’s training, crime & more

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police On Jan. 11 we kicked off our first 10 week Community Police Academy with 24 participants that will be exposed to a variety of information about the Martinez Police Department and the services that we provide. We had a great group attend and …

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Mayor’s Message: Upcoming State of the City Address

By MARTINEZ MAYOR ROB SCHRODER For the last 13 years, the President’s State of the Nation address has signaled time for me to start preparing for my annual State of the City address. For the last several days I have been making mental and written notes of the highlights, the …

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Sofia Ali-Khan: ‘A letter to non-Muslim allies’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece was recently re-published on the Nextdoor app, and is reprinted here with permission from the original author. “And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:31 Dear Non-Muslim Allies, I …

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Letter to our readers: I’ll be back shortly

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez Tribune readers, I have penned this letter to let you all know that from Dec. 28, 2015, to Jan. 18, 2016, I will not be in town to cover sports at Alhambra. I’ll be on holiday in Europe during that time, and have found …

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A Martinez renaissance right before our eyes!

By HAMILTON FISH Special to the Tribune Martinez is entering a renaissance. Renaissance – literally a rebirth – a time of rapid change for the better. The point was driven home on a visit to San Francisco. It happened to be SantaCon day. There were thousands of folks dressed up …

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Mayor encourages residents to prepare for wet weather

By MAYOR ROB SCHRODER For the last 5 years that I have been writing this monthly mayor’s column, I have endeavored to concentrate on one topic with a goal to inform and try not to editorialize too much. This month I found myself having a hard time deciding what one …

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New police chief available on matters of public safety

Dear Community Members, Over the last two months as the police chief I have been honored to be among a group of dedicated and committed employees that work hard to keep our community safe. I have also been very impressed with the level of support and engagement from the community. …

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