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Erin: Thanks for your efforts with the transcript in the Voice in the Tribune … fun to read and adds some “spice” to the paper! – Ellen Heathcote, an original subscriber

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Walkways in need of repair

It is a wonderful idea I heard to name the East Bay Park in Martinez for Ted and Kathy Radke because of Mr. Radke’s 30 years service on the Board of Directors for the park district. It is a nice honor for the Radke Family. I hope that the district …

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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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John Stone: City has draconian policies about marijuana

Dear Editor, The City of Martinez’  draconian, repressive marijuana growing and selling prohibition goes against the grain politically and is a big slap in the face to the good voters of the State of California who voted to legalize marijuana. This is the definition of tyranny: ignoring the grand will …

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Mayor’s Message: City looks forward to prosperous new year

By ROB SCHRODER Martinez Mayor As 2016 comes to a close, I have been looking back over the accomplishments of the last year and looking forward to 2017. After several years of interim city managers, Martinez had the good fortune of attracting one of the best and most seasoned city …

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December 2016: Message from Chief of Police

BY MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Police Chief As we enter into the winter season we are keenly aware that auto burglaries, auto thefts, and even residential burglaries increase. We get more people visiting shopping centers and consequently, burglars use this to their advantage by breaking into cars. Some of the auto …

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Schilz: DA should resign after campaign fund indiscretion

Did you see the headline “‘Embarrassed’ Contra Costa District Attorney Fined For Breaking Law… Mark Peterson admits spending $66K of campaign funds for his own personal use.”? Our County’s top law enforcement officer feels he’s above the law and willfully uses monies he KNOWS can’t be used for personal purposes …

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Regarding the Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse fire

We are devastated that this happened, and our hearts go out to the victims, families of the victims of this fire and to the responders who continue to deal with this incident on a daily basis. In our nation’s history, there have been many fire incidents that have shocked us. …

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‘Trump in a nutshell’

By LOUIS THOMSON This election has been a roller-coaster filled with emotion and angst. For the first time in history, an individual is going to be in office with no previous political history or military service. For all of our history, when citizens voted for politicians they semi-knew who they …

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