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City buckles down on marijuana cultivation in response to Prop 64

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council Wednesday night approved the extension of urgency ordinances pertaining to marijuana cultivation after the passage of Proposition 64, which legalized the use of marijuana to persons over the age of 21 in California. The extension further imposes a moratorium on the outdoor cultivation of non-medical …

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Light parade, other activities a ‘frolicking good time’

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If there is a national war on Christmas, someone forgot to tell Martinez. The town’s downtown streets were alive with Yuletide spirit last Friday at the Martinez Holiday Frolic and Light Parade. Martinez Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said the event “was a …

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Bulldogs and Hornets battle to draw

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When a team scores in abundance sometimes the trivial thing to say is usually something along the lines of, “make sure you save some for the next game.” But dad jokes aside, when two teams show up on a pitch and one doesn’t seem all …

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Garcia tops Bulldog efforts at Faultline Dual Meet with 4-0 day

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers had a busy weekend, starting with the novice tournament on Dec. 2, and continuing with the Faultline Dual Meet in Larkspur the following day. At the Novice Tournament, hosted by Campolindo, the 10 Diablo Athletic League school’s sent their youngsters to do battle …

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District Attorney reaches agreement regarding misuse of campaign funds

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An apparent agreement has been reached between Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) over Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds. According to the FPPC, which regulates campaign finance and governmental ethics, Peterson made approximately 600 personal expenditures from  his campaign …

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Alhambra Drum Major selected for New Year’s Parade in London, England

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Assistant Drum Major of Alhambra High School, Jadee Jianoran, is heading to London, England, this holiday season to represent Martinez in one of the world’s largest parades. She’ll join more than 8,500 performers representing over 20 countries to march from the London Ritz Hotel through Piccadilly Circus, …

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Northgate snatches a late winner in combative match

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune An injury-time winner snatched a share of the result for the Lady Bulldog soccer team on Wednesday night in Walnut Creek. The result was a bit unfair for the combative contest. Northgate certainly had their chances, and took them, but Alhambra created enough to at …

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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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Police blotter: Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 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. 30 Around 7 a.m., the driver of a Nissan Sentra with a lot of stickers on …

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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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