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Police beef up patrols for start of school year

Fire District also offers back-to-school safety tips for kids By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Back to School means one thing – kids, lot of them, and the driving public is reminded they need to be more aware of their surroundings in the coming days as the new …

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Arrest log: Aug. 8-16, 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. • Aaron Mckendrick, 33, was arrested Aug. 8 on driving with a license suspended for drunk driving charges. • Rae …

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Police blotter: Aug. 9-15, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Tuesday, Aug. 9 A leopard print shirt wearing woman in her 20s was disrupting guests at the John …

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Beavers end season with 21 swimmers at County

In one of their finest seasons, the Forest Hills Swim Team sent 21 swimmers to the qualification-only County Meet on Aug. 13-14 to compete against some of the best swim teams in the area. Many swimmers were nattling it out in the highly-competitve County Meet for the first time, where …

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Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Projects or programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications for the spring 2016 grant review by the Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) Board of Directors. Applications must be received by Sept. 15. Established in 1993, the …

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Forest Hills swim season comes to a happy ending

Forest Hills Swim Team’s regular season came to an end after a very busy weekend of swimming at the three-day Concord City Swim Meet at Cowell Pool on Aug. 5-7. As all of the swimmers enjoyed the ‘50s themed event, over 133 personal best times were earned by the Beavers, …

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Five more dead birds, chicken contract West Nile

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Wednesday that five more dead birds and one chicken tested positive for West Nile virus. The birds were found in Antioch, Alamo, Brentwood, Concord and Orinda. The chicken is from Holland Tract, near Knightsen. “Taking precautions against mosquito bites wherever you …

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Beaver Fever …

This beavermobile (for lack of a better term) was a hit scooting around at the 9th annual Beaver Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The theme of this year’s free festival was “Ecosystem Engineers,” and featured over 40 environmental exhibits, live music, and lots of fun learning activities for people …

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