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Push to save trees, ridgeline on property in Martinez once owned by naturalist John Muir

Living historyRobert Hanna, left, and above, right, the great-great-grandson of naturalist John Muir, speaks at a Saturday gathering hosted by the Alhambra Hills Open Space Committee on land his famous ancestor once owned. 
A 12-year-old Martinez boy who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago is back in Boston with his family this week to pay tribute to the three people killed and more than 200 wounded in the attacks.  
 
Kylee Perez, Hailey Sparacino of Alhambra enjoy having their younger sisters (Karlee Sparacino, Briana Perez) as teammates.  
 
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board expects to vote Thursday on a proposal to lease a 14.8-acre portion of district property by $1 per year to be used for a sustainable farm project for up to 10 years. The land would planted with fruits and vegetables for schools and the local food bank, and could be used for education programs.  
 
Out of more than 20 teachers in Contra Costa County named as district Teachers of the Year, four have been named finalists for county Teacher of the Year.  
 
Crime statistics are down in almost every category  
 
The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:THURSDAY, APRIL 3 GRAND THEFT -- At 12:01 p.m., a concrete saw worth $2,500 was reported stolen at a construction site on Arnold Drive.  
 
Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas outdueled rival Kellen Chadwick of Oakley in the 20-car Northern All Star Modified Stock Car feature event at Antioch Speedway  
 
NorCal Courts Clippers Spring Camp -- Five-day camp for boys and girls ages 7 and up. From 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on April 21-25 at NorCal Courts. 360 Ferry St.