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Unique items stolen in residential burglary recovered

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff have recovered most items that were taken during two burglaries that occurred at a home on Alhambra Valley Road in unincorporated Martinez last month. After the burglaries, the Investigation Division received several anonymous email tips and voice messages on the …

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Otters end season with solid County times

On Saturday, Aug. 6, five Contra Costa County swim teams met to compete in the Twin Counties Swim League (TCSL) Championship. After a full day of stiff competition and excellent swimming, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters won the TCSL Championship, for the fifth year in a row. With …

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Rotary Report: Tech Trek Camp

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Amy Beaty and Lexis Alford attended Tech Trek camp at Sonoma State College. The two Alhambra Junior High School girls had a great time and learned lots of science. Much more important, they learned that science is fun! Tech Trek is a summer …

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Local winery’s first music event ‘a hit’

By BRUCE CAMPBELL Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Viano Winery is a true Martinez institution, making fine wines since its inception in 1920. On Sunday, Aug. 14, they held their first ever “Music on the Vineyard” event, and by all accounts it was a success. It seems likely …

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Teacher of the Year finalists to be honored at upcoming banquet

After a rigorous selection process, the four current Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists concluded their progression Monday morning, Aug. 15, at the annual Teacher of the Year Speech Presentation. The four finalists were each asked to give a prepared three- to five-minute speech titled: “What have …

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Police beef up patrols for start of school year

Fire District also offers back-to-school safety tips for kids By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Back to School means one thing – kids, lot of them, and the driving public is reminded they need to be more aware of their surroundings in the coming days as the new …

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Arrest log: Aug. 8-16, 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. • Aaron Mckendrick, 33, was arrested Aug. 8 on driving with a license suspended for drunk driving charges. • Rae …

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Police blotter: Aug. 9-15, 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. Tuesday, Aug. 9 A leopard print shirt wearing woman in her 20s was disrupting guests at the John …

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Police blotter: Aug. 3-8, 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. 3 Around 2 a.m., the Berrellesa Street train crossing arms that stop traffic were in disarray. …

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Todd Billeci selected as Chief of Probation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the County Administrator’s selection of Todd Billeci to serve as the Chief of Probation. Billeci, who previously was the Assistant County Probation Officer, was recognized by the Board of Supervisors for the significant contributions he has already made to …

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