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Otters end season with solid County times

Martinez Community Swim Team Otter swimmers Casey Concepcion, Sara Cutright, Kenzie Kirshen and Tatum Cue take a break from the action. (COURTESY / On File)

On Saturday, Aug. 6, five Contra Costa County swim teams met to compete in the Twin Counties Swim League (TCSL) Championship. After a full day of stiff competition and excellent swimming, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters won the TCSL Championship, for the fifth year in a row. With ...

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Rotary Report: Tech Trek Camp

Amy Beaty and Lexi Alford describing their great Tech Trek week during  a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary club. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Amy Beaty and Lexis Alford attended Tech Trek camp at Sonoma State College. The two Alhambra Junior High School girls had a great time and learned lots of science. Much more important, they learned that science is fun! Tech Trek is a summer ...

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Local winery’s first music event ‘a hit’

Participants of Viano Winery’s first ever ‘Music on the Vineyard’ event in Martinez dance to live music. (BRUCE CAMPBELL / Courtesy)

By BRUCE CAMPBELL Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Viano Winery is a true Martinez institution, making fine wines since its inception in 1920. On Sunday, Aug. 14, they held their first ever “Music on the Vineyard” event, and by all accounts it was a success. It seems likely ...

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Masella-O’Brien officially files as City Council candidate


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a release sent by Courtney Masella-O’Brien. Today (Aug. 16) at Martinez City Hall, local small business attorney and community activist Courtney Masella-O’Brien officially filed her paperwork to be a candidate for Martinez City Council in the November election. Masella-O’Brien says she is running for city ...

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Teacher of the Year finalists to be honored at upcoming banquet

At left: The Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Judging Panel: (back row, from left) G.J.E.L. Accident Attorneys Law Partner Luke Ellis; Chevron USA, Inc., Global Social Investment Manager Steve Woodhead; Chevron USA, Inc., Education & Corporate Programs Advisor Melissa Stone; Contra Costa County Public Defender Robin Lipetzky; Contra Costa County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. Steve Austin; retired Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge and current Law Partner of O’Connor, Runckel, O’Malley Hon. Dan O’Malley; Contra Costa County Assistant Sheriff Matthew Schuler; (seated, from left) Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Hon. Jill Fannin; Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Dr. Helen Benjamin; 2017 Contra Costa Community College Teacher of the Year Professor Aminta Mickles; 2013 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Dr. Rona Zollinger; Contra Costa County Senior Deputy District Attorney Mary Knox; and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jeff Carman.

After a rigorous selection process, the four current Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists concluded their progression Monday morning, Aug. 15, at the annual Teacher of the Year Speech Presentation. The four finalists were each asked to give a prepared three- to five-minute speech titled: “What have ...

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Police beef up patrols for start of school year


Fire District also offers back-to-school safety tips for kids By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Back to School means one thing – kids, lot of them, and the driving public is reminded they need to be more aware of their surroundings in the coming days as the new ...

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Arrest log: Aug. 8-16, 2016


Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Aaron Mckendrick, 33, was arrested Aug. 8 on driving with a license suspended for drunk driving charges. • Rae ...

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Police blotter: Aug. 9-15, 2016


By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Tuesday, Aug. 9 A leopard print shirt wearing woman in her 20s was disrupting guests at the John ...

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