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‘Worth A Dam’ to be honored by Muir Association

Founder Heidi Perryman talks beavers By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than eight years after one woman spearheaded an effort to address the plight of one fury creature from demise in Alhambra Creek, that effort subsequently generated national interest and has given more attention to the health …

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Martinez to celebrate John Muir birthday, Earth Day April 23

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Earth Day 2016 celebrations being held locally will mark many milestones and much progress in the environmental movement that can be traced back to the labors of John Muir, whose name graces the national historic site in Martinez. The National Park …

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Martinez ‘stays cool’ in challenge

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Our little city by the Bay has come in sixth place in the Cool California Challenge, a contest to motivate residents to reduce their carbon footprints. Twenty-two California cities participated in the challenge, with households tracking driving and home energy use, and completing bonus actions to earn …

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Suit filed against ‘Friends’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Owners of the former Pine Meadow Golf Course have filed suit against a local organization rallying to save the land from further development. The property at 451 Vine Hill Way, Martinez, is currently designated as open space, though it’s earmarked for a housing development. Land owners DeNova …

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April 15 declared ‘Alan Shear Day’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Assistant City Manager Alan Shear recently announced his resignation, effective April 15. Shear, who’s worked for the City of Martinez since October 2010, has accepted an offer from the city of Millbrae, California. A special proclamation was presented to Shear during the April 6 City Council meeting, …

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Join the 47th annual Martinez Brickyard Race

Kevin Searles is preparing for his 5th time as Official Meet Director for the 47th annual Martinez to Port Costa “Brickyard Race” on Sunday, April 10. Searles, a former Humboldt State distance runner and the current College Park 3200 meter record holder, first ran the Brickyard 8-mile in 1972 as …

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Duncans: Stop the demolition of old jail, historic homes

Dear Mayor Schroder and City Council Members, Late last year it was rumored that the County was investigating demolishing several County-owned buildings in the downtown area which are no longer needed. This past February it was revealed that this proposal included the old Historic County Jail, the newer Jail Annex …

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‘Future Chef’ winner …

Lucy Fassl-Lemons (pictured) was the winner of the Sodexo Culinary Competition Cook-Off held at John Muir Elementary School in Martinez Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The competition allowed students to submit healthy breakfast recipes and later create them for a panel of judges. Each young finalist received a plaque, recipe book, …

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Police Blotter: March 30-April 5, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, March 30 It was reported at 7:09 a.m. that a woman was screaming in people’s faces and acting crazy near the Harbor Master’s office. Suspicious circumstances were reported at the Amtrak station around 7:30 a.m., when a man in sunglasses and a blue suit …

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Dogs win 6-1 in tournament opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s baseball team was able to exercise some demons on Saturday night in the opener of the Bulldog Classic. They pounded out 11 hits in the 6-1 win over John Swett-Crockett while getting five innings of solid work on the mound from junior Brett Sterrer. …

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