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Police blotter: May 17-20, 2016

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, May 17 It was reported at 5:38 a.m. that the driver’s side window of a vehicle on Likins Avenue was shattered, possibly …

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Stevens, former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. Stevens says he has significant knowledge of Martinez and the issues important to its residents. “My experience at the Martinez Chamber of Commerce gave me daily contact with the …

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City honors memory of accident victims

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Forty years have passed but frozen in time are the faces of the 28 Yuba City Union High School students who perished in a local horrific school bus crash that made international headlines. Black and white photographs adorned the permanent memorial at the Martinez Regional …

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Swimmers Duarte & Moore rep Bulldogs at State

By CLAIRE PULKOWNIK Martinez Tribune Alhambra junior Mackenzie Duarte and sophomore Tony Moore spent their weekend the way every high school swimmer dreams of, at the California State Finals in Clovis, California. The two qualified for state as they swam with their fellow Bulldogs at the North Coast Section on …

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What brings you to Martinez? What do you like best about the city?

Interviews and photographs by CLAIRE PULKOWNIK and GERARDO RECINOS Christine, 50, Juror “Today there was a woman from the historical society who came and she gave a little talk about Martinez, and I think that’s part of what gave me the impression too, of this community effort (to get more …

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Clampers assist in cemetery cleanup

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grave marker No. 525 is back where it belongs. Like with the care of a newborn, the non-descript headstone was respectfully set and lovingly secured with dirt to its rightful original place among the numerous other unnamed souls of “God’s Acre’’ in …

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City to honor memory of those killed in Yuba City High bus tragedy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Forty years ago this Saturday, May 21, 28 high school students and one adult were killed in Martinez after the bus they were riding in overturned from the Marina Vista off-ramp, landing on the roadway below. The Yuba City High School a cappella choir was traveling from …

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Bulldogs stop Campo’s reign, advance to NCS final

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The door has only been open for a year, but Alhambra’s performance on Tuesday night showed that they weren’t just ready to step through – they kicked it down. After taking the last five North Coast Section Division II titles, Campolindo will make way for …

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Arrest log: April 30 – May 15, 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. • Robert Bennett, 46, was arrested May 15 on DUI alcohol w/BAC greater than .08 charges. • Katrina Vogel, 27, …

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