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Park District officially renames shoreline

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted 7-0 last week to rename Martinez Regional Shoreline in honor of former Board member Ted Rakde, who died Aug. 28, and his wife, Kathy, who died in 2011. The picturesque, 343-acre park on the Carquinez Strait is ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Dec. 13-18, 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. • Nicholas Brown, 25, was arrested Dec. 18 for alleged unlawful use of willfully obtained personal identifying information. • Dennis Kelly, 39, ...

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Martinez developer fined $11 million

An area home developer has been ordered to pay one of the largest fines in the Northern California U.S. District Court’s history after pleading guilty to bank fraud. Albert Seeno III, developer of “The Townhomes” just off Muir Station Road in Martinez, was ordered Dec. 8 to pay $3 million ...

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Refinery flare a ‘Level 2’ event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A temporary power outage in part of the Martinez Shell Refinery Monday led to flaring, with possible health impacts to the community. The outage occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., after which the flare was activated to combust excess gas at the plant. The flare was visible from ...

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Season of giving …

Alhambra athletes recently delivered over 100 toys to the Martinez Police Department, for children in need this holiday season. The toys were collected by the Alhambra Sports Boosters and Midnighters Car Club at last month’s Toys for Tots car show. Pictured from left are: Bri Perez, Jeremy Abraham, Wyatt Hammer, ...

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Dec. 23, 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 John Muir statue in ...

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Berrellesa Bridge open to traffic

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Berrellesa Bridge was officially opened to traffic Tuesday after a ribbon cutting hosted by the City of Martinez. The 150 foot bridge links Berrellesa Street to a new Amtrak parking lot north of the Amtrak station. The additions mark the last phase of the Martinez Intermodal project ...

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Parking fees waived during holiday season

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Put away your coin purses Martinez. Parking meter fees throughout downtown will once again be suspended during the holiday season. Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, meters will be re-programmed and visitors to the downtown may park for free through Jan. 2. The Martinez City Council made a motion ...

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Martinez Police to host Community Police Academy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Police Department is offering their second Community Police Academy. The 10-week academy is an informative program designed to increase understanding of the police department’s operations and to allow community members the opportunity to interact with MPD personnel. Topics covered will include SWAT, K9 Program, Dispatch, narcotics, traffic ...

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