Erin Clark

Record rainfall recorded

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Flood Control District (CCCFCD) announced Wednesday the 2016-2017 rain season has set a record. “At our office in Martinez, we recorded more total rain fall for this time in the season than ever before!” the CCCFCD reported. The wettest year previously recorded was …

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City moves forward with dredging plan

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last …

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Refinery flare a ‘Level 2’ event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A temporary power outage in part of the Martinez Shell Refinery Monday led to flaring, with possible health impacts to the community. The outage occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., after which the flare was activated to combust excess gas at the plant. The flare was visible from …

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New elect sworn in; Avila Farias retires term

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every chair was filled during the Wednesday meeting of the Martinez City Council, despite the absence of any pressing items on the agenda. Those in attendance were there to witness the swearing in ceremonies of new elects, and to support an outgoing councilmember. Following brief public comments, …

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Unofficial election results in

Mark Ross, Noralea Gipner lead in Martinez City Council race By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The nation wasn’t alone Tuesday night as unexpected results from the 2016 General Election also poured into Contra Costa County. Of special local interest were results from the Martinez City Council, Dist. …

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Local politicians taking heat

‘Mudslinging’ amps up as General Election nears By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several local candidates for public office, as well as politicians not on the ballot this year, are taking heat for their alleged involvement in “hit pieces” coming through the mail, on social media and other …

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East Bay Stand Down to help displaced vets

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune Veterans of Foreign Wars know that nothing develops camaraderie better than serving alongside fellow men and women in times of war. For countless members of the VFW, including members of local Post 1351, that fellowship lasts long after their active service in the Armed Forces …

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