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Lessons at the City level …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune LAST WEEK’S (Jan. 18) City Council meeting was brutal, lasting till nearly 2 a.m. As the hours ticked on, I became so frustrated by what I perceived to be a total waste of time that I actually called out “Time?” after one man decided his ...

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Flood waters engulf parts of Martinez

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune Tribune welcomes letters, columns and other contributions of all sorts. This page is for our readers – a place where you can voice your opinions, share your stories, and even publish your poems or artwork. All we ask is for contributors to keep opinions about ...

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Mapping a plan to combat homelessness

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All of the 19 cities in Contra Costa County have unique attributes that set their downtowns apart from one another. Concord has Todos Santos Plaza; Pleasant Hill has Crescent Drive. Clayton has Concerts in the Grove. Martinez has a historic and quaint downtown adjacent to the waterfront with a cluster ...

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And the clever campaigning award goes to …

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Martinez City Council candidate John Stevens surprised parade goers Monday with fortune cookies. The fortunes? “JOHN STEVENS will be your next Martinez City Council Member.” Clever! Main Street Martinez rules forbade candidates from riding in the parade with election banners, but it looks like Stevens found a great way to ...

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Delicious grapes, but a sour creek …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune RAIN AT LAST! Here’s hoping we’ll receive regular rain this winter, without the deluge forecasters are predicting due to El Niño. I’m looking forward to the rains moving water through the creek. As of late, it’s been quite a tepid stew of garbage and other ...

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