Latest Alhambra Creek Stories

2008-10-09 06:00:23

By Lisa P White MARTINEZ -- The beavers had their day in court Wednesday, but they didn't win. Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Barbara Zuniga denied a request from a group of beaver supporters to stop a project to shore up the Alhambra Creek bank. In a four-page ruling, Zuniga acknowledged community support for the beaver family and the unique nature of an urban beaver habitat. But she ruled that the record shows the city had "substantial evidence" the creek bank needs immediate...

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Lisa P. White, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 31--MARTINEZ -- Brentwood has the CornFest, and Gilroy is famous for its annual celebration of the stinking rose. Now, Martinez has the Beaver Festival. The folks at Worth A Dam, the local nonprofit dedicated to keeping the critters in Alhambra Creek, are putting on the event in conjunction with the Willows Theatre production of "Sacajawea." The free festival is 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Alhambra...

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