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Energy costs down at Martinez Unified

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) taxpayers may be happy to learn that the district’s investment in solar installations has lowered operating costs as expected. It is satisfying to see a new school building built with bond funds, but lower school PG&E bills are not that noticeable. Sage …

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School orchard …

School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has orchards on school campuses throughout the state, including Hidden Valley Elementary and New Leaf Collaborative. For more information on the …

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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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MEF Chair Jack Funk: ‘Shell is a good neighbor’

Dear Editor: The Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Shell and its employees and to let the community know what a great asset they have been for schools in the Martinez Unified School District. This year, our October Run-Walk event produced $88,000 in funds which …

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Rotary Report: Work-based learning at Martinez Unified

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Rona Zollinger and Lorena Castillo told Martinez Rotary about the exciting work they’re doing with the Martinez Unified School District finding jobs for students. In today’s competitive world this is super-important. Zollinger estimated that in 2018, only one-third of jobs will require a …

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Culinary students to receive training at Loaves & Fishes

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In an effort to build awareness of the services provided by Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa, along with its unique Culinary Training Program, program students will be joined by executives and other management representing BAC Community Bank to prepare and serve breakfast to 100-120 individuals in …

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A quick look at who’s entered the local political arena

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The deadline is Aug. 12 for candidates to formally file papers for the General Election this November, and races are now setting up for seats on both the Martinez City Council and the Martinez Unified School District Board. In the case of …

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School registration to begin Aug. 16

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The dog days of summer will soon be over, and that means one thing for area children – it’s time to go back to school. Walk-through registration at Alhambra High School (AHS) will take place from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at …

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New high school campus construction continues

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The structural steel skeleton for a new high school is again rising on a Martinez site where 108 years ago the old Alhambra High School once stood. The project is back on track and moving full speed ahead after delays put the …

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Library program filling minds & stomachs

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Library’s Lunch at the Library program continues next week with Mayor Rob Schroder and Police Chief Manjit Sappal scheduled to serve as special guest readers. The local lunch program is designed to combat hunger and fill the summer nutrition gap …

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