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Man dies in Martinez jail; Sheriff to hold inquest

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In accordance with the Contra Costa County Chiefs’ of Police Association Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston will hold an in-quest into the death of Alexander Guzman Legaspi. This incident occurred on June 23, 2016, in Contra Costa County. The proceedings will convene on ...

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Mural artist victim of alleged assault

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune A mural in remembrance of Jenna Betti, a Martinez teen who died after being struck by a train in 2014, was the site of an alleged assault Wednesday afternoon. Artist Colleen Gianatiempo was painting the mural on the walls of the Main Street Plaza around ...

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Bullpup eighth-graders win Brentwood Invite

By DAVE ALLRED Special to the Tribune On Dec. 10, the Martinez Jr. High Bullpups 8th grade girls basketball team finished off the Brentwood 2016 Invitational basketball tournament in a dramatic fashion. The Bullpups took the championship in an overtime win by a score of 35-28 over Knightsen Middle School. ...

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Local foster families needed

New reform spurs desperate search for resource families MARTINEZ, Calif. – Katy and Ron Cisco exemplify caring and committed foster parents, the type the state is looking to recruit. “Many say that fostering changes the life of a child,” said Katy Cisco who, with her husband, united and adopted two ...

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Christmas for Everyone

Patrons of “Christmas for Everyone,” hosted at the old Bow Rack location at 701 Escobar St., Martinez, lined up around the block on Christmas Day. Christmas for Everyone has provided meals, gifts, clothing and services to many of the county’s working poor, seniors, and homebound for over 30 years. The ...

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