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Police Blotter: Nov. 16-21, 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. 16 At 1:04 a.m., an argument was heard on F Street. I am thankful that I …

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CHP talks jumper down from bridge

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa CHP (California Highway Patrol) helped save yet another life after responding to a call about a man contemplating suicide from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge last Thursday. Around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, a call came into CHP about a distraught man on the bridge’s ledge. CHP …

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Downtown welcomes two new eateries

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Downtown Martinez will take another step up with the opening of two new food and wine/beer establishments in the downtown. First to open is Bar Cava, a wine bar and eatery expecting to host their Grand Opening on Dec. 17. The restaurant will bring the “French, New …

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#HerSmile to host community holiday fair

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The non-profit honoring the memory of Jenna Betta, a Martinez teen fatally struck by a train in 2014, will be hosting a community holiday fair to help children dealing with loss attend a local grief camp. The nonprofit, #HerSmile, will host the fair at Morello Park Elementary …

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Arrest log: Nov. 14-18, 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. • Anthony Pacheco, 27, was arrested Nov. 18 on possession of narcotic controlled substance charges. • Anastasia Atencio, 22, was arrested Nov. …

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Holiday On Ice now open

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice Rink in Martinez is officially open for the season. The rink offers skaters of all ages and experience levels the chance to skate on real ice this holiday season – even in beautiful, sunny California. While school is in session, the …

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Memorial Wall nears completion

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The “Small Town with a Big Heart” community mural project is nearing completion. The mural is located in the Main Street plaza, on the inside of the western-most wall, and was the idea of non-profit HerSmile, “in recognition of the impact love, support and community has in …

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Veterans, civilians gather to honor service men, women

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Veterans Celebrations in Martinez, organized by Martinez Veterans Commission started at Alhambra Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day. This year, Pastor Terry Reilly led the prayer after bagpiper Scott Parker initiated the celebrations. Flag raising was performed by …

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Softball players sign National Letters

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It’s hard to argue that the last four years of Alhambra softball haven’t been the school’s most successful. In fact they’ve been some of the best in the Bay Area and California. Three straight titles doesn’t just happen, and the four young ladies honored on …

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