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Appreciating First Responders …

The community came out Tuesday, Sept. 6, to celebrate and appreciate those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe – first responders like law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMT personnel. The celebration took place in front of City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez, from 6-7 p.m. …

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Ted Radke, former East Bay Parks director, dies

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ted Radke, who served on our Board of Directors for 36 years and was a key part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s expansion and growth during that time. Director Radke, a longtime Martinez resident, died Sunday at …

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Arrest log: Aug. 24-29, 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. • Tyler Lewis, 31, was arrested Aug. 29 for alleged possession of burglar’s tools, receiving stolen property, taking a vehicle …

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Police blotter: Aug. 24-30, 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, Aug. 24 At 5:44 a.m., a man and woman were reportedly yelling and screaming at each other …

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City goes greener …

The City has installed new recycle bins with padlocks throughout the city. However, they had to make small adjustments to the size of the center holes to allow for cans and bottles but deter other trash. (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Female escapee eludes capture

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The search for an escapee near the area of the Martinez Detention Facility in downtown Martinez was called off shortly after it began last Friday. Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the Martinez Police Department (MPD) sent out an alert it was assisting in the apprehension of …

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Bulldogs blitzed in opening night loss to Acalanes

There were a lot of questions being asked before the Bulldogs and Dons kicked off the 2016-2017 football season on Friday night, but there would be even more after the final buzzer sounded. The Aug. 26 loss to the Dons was a wash. Acalanes dominated in every facet of the …

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Bulldogs look to capitalize in season of change

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra Football has endured many changes over its decades as a program, but this season especially will be all about change. The first and biggest change will be the inception of a new league. The Diablo Athletic League is a 16-team super-conference with two conferences …

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Occupied police vehicle rammed during pursuit

A traffic stop turned into a dramatic pursuit last Friday, ending with an occupied Martinez Police vehicle being rammed. At about 1:14 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, an MPD officer made a traffic stop on a pickup truck in the area of Robinson Street and Alhambra Avenue. The truck yielded briefly …

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Police Blotter: Aug. 17-23, 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, Aug. 17 At 9:30 a.m., a clearly intoxicated man, roughly 60 years old, was trying to purchase …

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