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German artist to showcase work at local gallery, Main Street Arts

MARTINEZ, Calif. – California-based German artist Tina Pressler will be showcasing her work at the new Main Street Arts gallery beginning next week. Pressler has collaborated with numerous artists in Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the U.S., with some of her prints coming available at the popular home decor store, Pottery …

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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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Martinez animal shelter receives 33 dogs Jan. 3

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Overcrowding at Contra Costa County Animal Services is always a problem, but the issue was made significantly worse Tuesday, Jan. 3, when 33 dogs came into the Martinez shelter. A post on Smart Paws Pet Resources’ Facebook page showed nine dogs crowded into one kennel at the …

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Lady Dogs beat Division III opponent Kennedy 70-31

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After Alhambra’s 70-31 win over Kennedy-Richmond, Jason Bautista inquired as to how the team did from the free throw line. The answer: 0/10 from the line in the first quarter alone. “Make sure you put that in print,” Bautista said. “I want them to see …

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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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In Motion dancers wow audiences with ‘Cats’ show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) took to the stage once again to awe and inspire audiences with a professional quality production – this time for a great cause. The local dance studio donated proceeds from their latest musical to HerSmile, a Martinez-based organization that strives to better …

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