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To Grinch: ‘Cheer up!’

Mr Grinch: I’m saddened (only slightly) by your anonymity. Personally, I believe in openness. Track me down at the Trib. I’m often there – at least notionally – for a cuppa. I love our “gray-haired old ladies and gents.” Indeed, I’m one of them. Please note that we “yap” (your …

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Tim Platt on Pine Meadow public vote

Dear Editor, Pine Meadow has been Permanent Open Space/Recreation for over 40 years, and remains that today. Our successful referendum in February of last year stopped an attempt by the City Council to change Pine Meadow to housing.   The referendum resulted in the City Council calling for a public …

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Tony Rishell responds to last week’s ‘Grinch’ letter

Dear Editor, I am moved to write a response to a letter from The Grinch published last week.  It seems my neighbor is upset with the gum-flapping some of us are up to. Please excuse us … it’s what happens when we’re enjoying a latte at States after being up …

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Helping Hands …

Each year for more than a dozen years, St. Catherine of Siena School students give back to the community during Catholic Schools Week on Helping Hands Day. Students in grades 5-6 spent the afternoon picking up trash at the Martinez Marina (pictured above), while grade 8 students helped organize the …

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Pine Meadow land issue fueled by doublespeak

By TASHINA MANYAK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Although the Pine Meadow Golf Course in Martinez has been officially closed since April 12, 2015, the battle over what to do with the land has taken on a life of its own. It seemed like a done deal when property owner …

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Super Bowl Host Committee helps deliver Las Juntas field trip

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The Lindsay Wildlife Experience, formerly known as the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, hosted three classes of first graders and one class of special needs students from Las Juntas Elementary last week, free of charge for a special field trip that was made possible in part by …

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Arrest log: Feb. 24 – March 1, 2016

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Travis Lanctoe, 39, was arrested Feb. 24 on possession of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, resisting/obstructing/delaying a …

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Police blotter: Feb. 24 – March 1, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, Feb. 24 A fight involving a seventh grader and a knife was reported to have taken place after classes at Martinez Junior High School. The school took steps to stop the fight. At an unknown time, a car was ransacked during the night on …

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Owls delay construction of school campus

Federally protected nest slows progress on Vicente/Briones High By ERIN CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Groundbreaking ceremonies planned for new area high school facilities have come to a screeching halt – literally. It has been discovered that owls have taken up residence in a Canary Island palm tree at …

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Who’s on Stage: March 4-10, 2016

Friday, March 4 Happy Hour & a Half featuring Twang Dang Doodle When: 4:30-6p.m (doors open at 4 p.m.) Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. Details: No cover charge. Beverage discount. Info: http://armandosmartinez.com Dan Deshara and Friends When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 Where: Roxx on Main, 627 Main …

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