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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.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.