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Friends of Pine Meadow offer open letter

Friends and neighbors, The lawsuit brought against us by DeNova Homes, Christine Dean and Civic Martinez, LLC has been identified by our lawyers as a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) suit. The sole intent of this suit is to intimidate us and scare us and the rest of the ...

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Unions endorse AnaMarie Avila Farias

The Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Firefighters Local 1230, and the Martinez and Pinole Police Officers Associations have all endorsed Martinez City Councilmember AnaMarie Avila Farias in her bid for the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors seat in District 5. These endorsements are the latest in a series for ...

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Pine Meadow: from golf to goats

Martinez’ iconic Pine Meadows Golf Course of the recent past now stands on the dismal abyss of becoming an unwanted, unneeded, unethically wrangled housing project. From my perspective, the machination reportedly being carried out by city officials in cahoots with a “wannabe” building code manipulator in order to excavate, black ...

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Henderson responds to Fish letter

Response to Hamilton Fish (see the Dec. 25, 2015, edition of the Martinez Tribune): Your outlook that includes a historic Martinez is refreshing. As one who remembers and fought three present members of council a decade ago who were bent on an RDA and destroying the current built environment, and ...

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‘What is the price of progress?’

There won’t be any Pine Meadow voter referendum before the Martinez electorate this fall. Actually, the vote was envisioned as a cut-and-dried yay or nay vote. Change the existing open space use designation in the (now aging) general plan to allow a proposed housing development to proceed on the Dean’s ...

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