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Service Employees International Union on strike …

About 1,100 County workers in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) were on strike through the first week of October, marching and chanting in front of the County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez. The strike was over health insurance coverage and pay, with the SEIU asking for a 17 …

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Thirty-five flags retired during event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Thirty-five flags were surrendered during the Oct. 11 flag retirement event at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Martinez. The Diablo Valley Squadron Naval Sea Cadets will dispose of the flags in a respectful manner. For those that didn’t make it to the event: the Veteran’s Memorial Building, …

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Arrest log: Oct. 5-11, 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. • Samuel Wurth, 23, was arrested Oct. 11 for allegedly receiving or concealing stolen property. • Max Taliaferro, 52, was arrested Oct. …

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County credit rating upgraded by Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the credit rating of existing Contra Costa County lease revenue bonds from “A1,” rated as upper-medium grade and low credit risk, to “Aa3,” rated as high quality and very low credit risk. The Oct. 6, 2016, upgrade follows the implementation of a new rating methodology implemented …

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Dogs turns it around after slow start

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In a heavyweight fight sometimes a scrappy underdog can land an early knockdown. It takes a lot to get up, but when you do the huge momentum swing can be the spark. And it was the spark for the Bulldog football team. They got punched …

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Renovation continues …

An aerial view looking westward to “Parking Lot 4,” south of Marina Vista Avenue between Ferry and Las Juntas streets. Renovations to this parking lot include the removal and replacement of pavement, curbs, sidewalk and access ramps, as well as trees and landscaping. The project, which began in mid-September, is …

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Clowns not a threat, school super says

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A social media hoax threatening Alhambra High School (AHS) with a clown attack prompted a response from district officials Wednesday afternoon. The message, “Will be in Martinez tomorrow. See you Alhambra attendants at 12:22,” was posted Tuesday night to Instagram, by CoCo County Clown Gang. The message …

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Arrest log: Sept. 24 – Oct. 4, 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. • Daren Glosser, 41, was arrested Oct. 4. Charges were unavailable as of presstime. • Stephen Lagrille, 35, was arrested Oct. 3 …

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Police blotter: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 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, Sept. 28 A woman with apparent blood trickling down her neck was doing drugs in the parking …

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Shell/MEF Run for Education raises $77,000

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The 14th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education on Oct. 2, 2016, brought in $77,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and drew more than 700 people who registered for the 5k or 10k runs. Shell Martinez Refinery GM Tom Rizzo called the Sunday morning event a …

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