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Wong makes Dean’s List

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sarah Wong from Martinez has made the Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Wong, a Business Management major, is honored for a fall semester 2016 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Wong is joined by 2,175 other students receiving the honor. Azusa Pacific ...

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Vehicle strikes gas meter, prompts two-block evacuation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle struck a gas meter near State’s Coffee Sunday afternoon, prompting police to evacuate two blocks in the downtown. At approximately 2 p.m. Jan. 29, a motorist was parked in the 600 block of Ward Street when the driver accidentally placed the vehicle in drive. The ...

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Parks Board announces new director

The East Bay Regional Park District announced the appointment of Hercules resident Colin Coffey to the Ward 7 seat of the EBRPD Board of Directors. Ward 7 generally encompasses the Eastern Contra Costa County communities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. ...

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County’s Democratic Leadership elects new officers

The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 19, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates – these are two-year terms. ...

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Park It: Farewell to the Monarchs

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The monarch butterfly winter convention at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is winding down, and the park naturalists have scheduled some farewell programs illustrating the beautiful insects’ life cycle. Hundreds of the butterflies have clustered in the park’s eucalyptus groves for the past ...

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Feb. 3, 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! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed Bagel Street Cafe in the Knob Hill ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 24-25, 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. • Kurt Kaumans, 50, was arrested Jan. 24 for alleged burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Tyler Lewis, ...

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Alhambra winning streak snapped at 14

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After nearly two months of winning, the Lady Bulldog basketball team had an unprecedented streak of 14-straight wins across 51 days. That streak was broken last Friday, Jan. 20. For only the second time this season, Alhambra’s girls lost. The 66-50 loss on the road ...

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