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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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City moves forward with dredging plan

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last ...

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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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Martinez Police Blotter: Jan. 23-31, 2017

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. Monday, Jan. 23 At 11 a.m., a man in an orange beanie threw an apple core at a ...

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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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Stingy defense shines in girls’ win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Only four days after putting up a season-high 78 points, the Bulldog girls basketball team nearly matched that effort in their latest win. Only two points short of their season-high in points, they decided instead to beat their previous mark on point differential in their ...

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Alhambra High School Senior Prank

In true Martinez fashion, the Class of 2017’s Senior Prank was on display at Alhambra High School for a short while the morning of Jan. 13, 2017. Their prank? Covering the school in pine trees. Trees were placed throughout walkways, on top of cabinets, and even on top of the ...

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