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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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Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m. Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 …

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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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A time travel field trip at Las Juntas

Imagine a room of students dressed in American revolutionary period clothing seated around three sides of the room and a talented professional entertainer backed by an array of circa 1700s flags on the fourth side. With the flags are muskets, chests and assorted objects used to make history come alive …

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Bulldogs walk off in tournament semi-final over Pittsburg

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the third straight year the Bulldogs will be playing in the championship game of their own Easter Tournament. It took an extra inning of action against a tough Pittsburg team, but the Bulldogs finally prevailed in the eight inning by a mark of 4-3. …

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April 7, 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 the workbench …

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