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Platt, Thomson: ‘(We) believe this council decision is wrong’

Dear Editor, The Martinez City Council voted 4-1 to rewrite history at their Jan. 18 meeting. Pine Meadow is no longer Open Space. It is now deemed residential. Never mind that our General Plan has listed it as Open Space for 43 years. The Council disregarded the Staff determination that …

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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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Nominations sought for Citizen of Year Awards

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it is now accepting letters of nomination for the annual  Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards are given in the following categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Man of the Year, Young Woman …

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Athlete of the Week: Jack Fuller

Alhambra High School senior Jack Fuller (6) is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Fuller’s last three-game run was unlike anything Alhambra soccer has seen in quite some time. Coincidentally, it also happened to launch one of the more successful runs …

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