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New elect sworn in; Avila Farias retires term

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every chair was filled during the Wednesday meeting of the Martinez City Council, despite the absence of any pressing items on the agenda. Those in attendance were there to witness the swearing in ceremonies of new elects, and to support an outgoing councilmember. Following brief public comments, ...

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‘Crafty Ladies’ remember babies at Christmas

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Crafty Ladies of Martinez Masonic Lodge No. 41 “remember the babies” at their stated meetings in November and December. This annual collection of baby items supports the Newborn Infant Project at the Contra Costa Medical Center in Martinez. Merrel Antoneo, president, Laura Conyers, in-coming president and ...

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Beware poisonous mushrooms in area parks

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Due to the recent rains, the East Bay Regional Park District is seeing a surge in poisonous mushrooms growing in our parks. They’re reminding visitors that it’s illegal to collect mushrooms – or any plants – found in our parks, and pet owners especially should keep their ...

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Arrest log: Nov. 18-27, 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. • Robert Pacheco, 30, was arrested Nov. 27 for alleged possession of controlled substance. • Noelle Rusca, 51, was arrested Nov. 27 ...

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Police blotter: Nov. 23-27, 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. Wednesday, Nov. 23 At 12:22 a.m., a van ran into a home on Pacheco Boulevard. A possible baby ...

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Dec. 2, 2016: 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 many hats for sale ...

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