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Guy Cooper on politics & Pine Meadow

Good synopsis of the Pine Meadow issue to date by “Name on File” in the January 29 Voice section of the Tribune. I might just add that three of the four non-respondents to the cited public records request are the very ones I identified a year ago as substantially benefiting …

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Taking it down …

The building at 615 Estudillo St. in downtown Martinez undergoes demolition Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The building, which formerly housed the Martinez News-Gazette (no affiliation), was structurally frail; its owner, Al Susini, told the Tribune last Wednesday that the lot would be used for parking. The neighboring property, currently boarded …

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This Week in History: Feb. 5-11

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Dead body found in barn Alhambra Valley 1865: An 8-10 day old dead body was found in a barn. The body was first seen by a boy driving cows who casually looked into the barn and thought a man was sleeping. Out of curiosity, he …

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Arrest Log: Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 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. • Wyatt Barber, 26, was arrested Feb. 1 on DUI alcohol/drugs charges. • Edward Garafalo, 28, was arrested Jan. 31 …

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Police Blotter: Feb. 5-11, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, Jan. 27 One Martinez citizen reported to have received over 70 unwanted phone calls from unknown people. The single-person hotline claimed her former best friend had been giving away her phone number. Just before noon, it was dicovered a Martinez Junior High student had …

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School district faces lawsuit

By TASHINA MANYAK Martinez Tribune The Mount Diablo Unified School District is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect its students from the sexual abuse of a fourth grade teacher who was identified by an internal investigation as a potential threat in 2006. Despite the decade-old investigative report …

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Shelter halts animal surrender services

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Animals Services Department (CCASD) announced this week they will be temporarily ceasing the acceptance of owner-surrendered animals at their shelters in Martinez and Pinole due to the volume of animals at both facilities. Certain exceptions to this temporary freeze will be made for …

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California Pure Honey

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association California honey is a wonderful source of quick energy and is also valued for its antioxidant properties. It is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, …

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