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April 14, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Please note: due to the large volume of guesses, the Tribune does not …

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Park It: Botanic garden plant sale happening April 15

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune What with all the winter rains, this is the season for wildflowers. And appropriately enough, it’s also time for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden’s annual native plant sale, proceeds of which support Botanic Garden programs. The garden is located at the intersection of …

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Rotary Report: Martinez in a ‘sweet spot’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. Martinez is in a sweet spot. So says …

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John Muir National Historic Site to celebrate birthday, Earth Day

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 179th birthday and Earth Day, during the annual Birthday-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The …

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Readying for fire emergencies …

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters testing hoses and other equipment in the parking area at the Martinez Marina Sunday, April 9, 2017. (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA/ Martinez Tribune)

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Search continues for missing man

MARTINEZ, Calif. – About 30 volunteers walked throughout Martinez and Benicia last Friday, handing out flyers in hopes of obtaining information on Kevin Redrico, 23, missing since April 6, 2017. Redrico, a resident of Vallejo and a student at San Jose State University studying music education, was last seen on …

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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I …

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Community Appreciation Day …

Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Tom Rizzo (third from left), and External Relations Manager Ann Notarangelo (fourth from left), assist other Shell employees in distributing complimentary hot dogs and other refreshments to customers of the Alhambra Avenue Shell Station on April 5, 2017. The Community Appreciation Day event was sponsored …

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 3-9, 2017

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. • Joseph Sechiatano, 43, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. • Ian Mclain, 28, was arrested April 9 …

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Alhambra girls shocked in tournament opener revenge

It was exactly 364 days prior to the last time the Bulldogs faced Foothill that they beat the Pleasanton side in the opener of the Livermore Stampede Tournament. Nearly a year later, the revamped Falcons took down the Lady Bulldog softball team in a way they are not accustomed to …

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