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Lilley resigns from IBEW

[Dear Community:] The past three years has been an extraordinary time in my life. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to those who gave me the opportunity to further the cause of our union and working American craftsmen. In many ways, I have the best job in the world!  Every ...

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Livermore & Pine Meadow

Dear Editor, The goal of Friends of Pine Meadow is to convince the Mayor and City Council to protect our open space and park land, and stop turning it into housing. And work to buy Pine Meadow – Permanent Open Space/Recreation since 1973 – for public use forever. Livermore succeeded ...

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Amtrak opening …

Erin, I just read the article, “City breaks ground on Phase 3,” on page three of the May 27-June 2, 2016, issue of the Martinez Tribune. The article says that the current Amtrak Station opened in 2002. However, it was 2001. I lived in Walnut Creek at the time. The ...

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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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