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Rick Hocker: ‘Are you good enough for God?’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune Are you good enough for God? How good must one be to please God? How do you know if God is pleased with you? Does going to church earn us points with God? By the way, going to church isn’t one of the ...

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Lessons at the City level …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune LAST WEEK’S (Jan. 18) City Council meeting was brutal, lasting till nearly 2 a.m. As the hours ticked on, I became so frustrated by what I perceived to be a total waste of time that I actually called out “Time?” after one man decided his ...

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‘Fungus amongus’ at Tilden Fungal Fair

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Fungus in all its forms will be celebrated during the Tilden Fungal Fair, scheduled from 4:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Environmental Education Center in Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley. Naturalist Trent Pearce and the Tilden Nature Area staff will preside ...

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District Attorney fined $45,000

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson was found guilty on nine counts of violating the Political Reform Act. The Fair Political Practices Commission made the determination at their Jan. 19 meeting. Peterson made $66,372.03 in personal expenditures using campaign funds between 2011 and 2015. After being notified by the ...

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Alhambra High School Senior Prank

In true Martinez fashion, the Class of 2017’s Senior Prank was on display at Alhambra High School for a short while the morning of Jan. 13, 2017. Their prank? Covering the school in pine trees. Trees were placed throughout walkways, on top of cabinets, and even on top of the ...

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Several spots open on commissions

MARTINEZ, Calif. – District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover announced the opportunities for Dist. 5 residents to make decisions affecting their communities. “A lot of policies begin in these county commissions and boards,” said Glover. “This is a great opportunity for people who have a desire to make difference.” Glover ...

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State of Emergency …

Driftwood washed ashore at the Martinez Marina. Continued winds and heavy rain that began the first week in January caused flooding in the downtown and other parts of Martinez. The City Council declared a state of emergency at the request of City Manager Brad Kilger and Police Chief Manjit Sappal ...

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Martinez Education Foundation awards $145,968 in grants

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) announced Tuesday it has awarded $145,968 in grants to teachers and staff throughout the Martinez Unified School District. Schools receiving grants include Alhambra High School ($27,542), Martinez Junior High School ($42,961), Morello Park Elementary ($9,154), Las Juntas Elementary ($23,360), John Swett Elementary ($21,626), ...

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Council wades through heavy agenda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez City Council worked its way through an agenda heavy with important items Wednesday, Jan. 18. Included on the agenda was a presentation about energy alternatives for the city, a public hearing on the Pine Meadow Golf Course land, and the adoption of new garbage collection ...

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