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Meet Brute …

Martinez Police introduced their new K9 at the last meeting of the Martinez City Council, Nov. 2, 2016. “Brute” was purchased through various local fundraisers spearheaded by Martinez Grange youngsters, Seth Kozlowski and Lenore Delfino, who helped raise over $13,000. Officer Tom Brenig has been paired with Brute, now on …

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Veterans Day facts & local ceremonies

Local ceremonies In Martinez, Veterans Day ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at Alhambra Cemetery on Carquinez Scenic Drive. There will be a benediction, followed by a placing of a wreath and Posting of Colors by the Sea Cadets. Ceremonies will continue at 11 a.m., this time at Plaza Ignacio …

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Local politicians taking heat

‘Mudslinging’ amps up as General Election nears By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several local candidates for public office, as well as politicians not on the ballot this year, are taking heat for their alleged involvement in “hit pieces” coming through the mail, on social media and other …

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Narrative concert at Alhambra High to celebrate Muir

“We hear only woodpeckers and squirrels and the rush of turbulent streams. But imagination gives us the sweet music of tiniest insect wings, enables us to hear, all round the world, the vibration of every needle, the waving of every bole and branch, the sound of stars in circulation like …

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Voter information now ‘just a text away’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa Elections Division has a surefire way for voters to access information that is sure to get a thumbs-up from those on the go. Contra Costa residents can simply text the word “Contra Costa” to “2Vote” (28683) on their smartphones, and receive a reply text …

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Arrest log: Oct. 23-31, 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. • Patricia Carbajal, 33, was arrested Oct. 31 on charges of possession of controlled substance, revocation of probation and possession of …

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Police blotter: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 26 At 1:06 p.m., a man with a shaved head wearing glasses was using a razor blade to cut security devices off merchandise in Wal-Mart. At 5:27 p.m., an intoxicated driver, barely able to speak, went through the Wendy’s drive thru. Please get munchies responsibly. A woman wearing …

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Congressman Thompson visits newly remodeled Martinez Museum

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Congressman Mike Thompson visited the Martinez Museum Monday and was given a personal tour of the building: the historic 1890 Borland House. The Congressman had been unable to attend the Grand Reopening of the Museum that took place a week earlier – and which marked the opening …

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Valero to pay $249,000 in air quality violations

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Valero Refining Co. has agreed to pay $249,000 to settle violations at its refinery in Benicia. The settlement covers 29 notices of violation issued to the company for non-compliance with air quality regulations at its operations that …

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Barrel Aged takes top Restaurant Tour honors

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Recreation celebrated the 12th annual Restaurant Tour Saturday, Oct. 8, with 14 establishments participating. Over 200 guests from Concord, Fairfield, North Carolina, Napa, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pleasant Hill enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon walking the downtown. Guests reported the restaurants provided a good selection …

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