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Two Dogs emerge with medals at iconic Mt. SAC meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Seven Bulldog runners took the eight hour car ride to Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California last Thursday, Oct. 20, for the 69th annual world-famous Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational. Like the Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay High School, Mt. SAC is a …

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Volleyball girls clinch DAL title over Clayton

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s girls closed out their season with a game left to play in regular season, assuring that the absolute worst-case scenario is that they’ll share the league title, but earn the automatic North Coast Section bid. After a rare blemish this season against Berean Christian …

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Veterans Day Ceremony planned

Dear Veterans and Community Members, I invite you to attend the annual Board of Supervisors Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m.. The ceremony will be held in the Board’s chamber, 651 Pine St., Martinez. I am very excited about this year’s program as we will commemorate …

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Museum director gives thanks, celebrates re-opening

Dear Editor, On behalf of the staff and volunteers at the Martinez Historical Society, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Martinez community. As you may know, the Borland Home which serves as our Martinez Museum, has been closed for a year.  With the help of other …

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Building for Contra Costa County’s future

The County Building at 651 Pine Street has been an eyesore for over a half century. It’s obsolete and a horrible place to work. It’s scheduled for demolition. Eric Angstadt is in charge of figuring out how to do the job, and of making recommendations to the County Supervisors as …

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Congressman Thompson visits newly remodeled Martinez Museum

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Congressman Mike Thompson visited the Martinez Museum Monday and was given a personal tour of the building: the historic 1890 Borland House. The Congressman had been unable to attend the Grand Reopening of the Museum that took place a week earlier – and which marked the opening …

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Valero to pay $249,000 in air quality violations

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Valero Refining Co. has agreed to pay $249,000 to settle violations at its refinery in Benicia. The settlement covers 29 notices of violation issued to the company for non-compliance with air quality regulations at its operations that …

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Barrel Aged takes top Restaurant Tour honors

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Recreation celebrated the 12th annual Restaurant Tour Saturday, Oct. 8, with 14 establishments participating. Over 200 guests from Concord, Fairfield, North Carolina, Napa, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pleasant Hill enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon walking the downtown. Guests reported the restaurants provided a good selection …

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Arrest log: Oct. 12-23, 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. • Michael Hart, 52, was arrested Oct. 23 for licensed driver out of classification charges. • Aaron Higgins, 22, was arrested Oct. …

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