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Mayor, city manager, police chief deliver State of City Address

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The State of the City Address was a collaborative effort, with City Manager Brad Kilger and Chief of Police Manjit Sappal joining the mayor to address those gathered at Creekside Church Auditorium Tuesday morning. The event was hosted by the City of Martinez and the Chamber of …

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Rotary Report: Get your Clipper card

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. Clipper cards are credit card-size gadgets that work …

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Arrest log: Feb. 3-13, 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. • Chen Victor, 22, was arrested Feb. 13 on DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08, and inflicting corporal injury on …

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New elects …

New officers of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County were elected last month, including Martinez’s own AnaMarie Avila Farias. Pictured from left are: Outgoing Party Chair Jeff Koertzen, Secretary Diddo Clark, First Vice Chair Mike McGill, Chair Maria Alegria, Second Vice Chair Avila Farias, and Controller Greg Sanborn. For …

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Martinez students cook up healthy comfort food recipes during Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students in Martinez Unified will use their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy comfort food recipes in the 2017 “Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge.” The national initiative, now in its seventh year, was created …

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Park It: Fun in area parks

By NED MacKAY The Over-The-Hills Gang is an informal group of hikers 55 years and older who enjoy nature study, fitness and outdoor fun. Naturalist “Trail Gail” Broesder will lead the gang on a hike at Briones Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Meet …

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Feb. 17, 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 at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the location of Contra Costa …

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Chief’s Message: February report focuses on vehicle thefts

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police I wanted to focus this newsletter on the increase in auto thefts we have seen over the last few months. One of the most commonly stolen vehicles has been the Ford F series trucks, both the F-250 and the F-350. It appears that …

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‘Why is council not respecting will of people?’

In the November 2016 election Martinez voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 64 (Legalizing Recreational Cannabis). According to the County Election Department, the Martinez vote was 63 percent to 37 percent to approve the proposition. So why is the City Council not respecting the loud voice of their constituents? The Council is …

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