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Hidden treasure …

This immature green heron is one of two fledglings that are now on their own at Hidden Lakes in Martinez. This youngster is poised to strike for his next meal and appears to have learned his lessons well. (WARREN ROSE / Courtesy)

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Alhambra gets back to big game

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the third year in a row, the Alhambra Lady Bulldogs will be playing for the North Coast Section crown. It’s only fitting that the twice defending champions should get a chance to defend their title as their swan song in Division II. The Bulldogs …

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Boże Ciało …

The annual Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało) Procession from the Polish Our Lady Mother of Immigrants Chapel to St. Catherine of Siena Church in downtown Martinez, Sunday, May 29, 2016. The procession is a Catholic feast celebrated as a public holiday in Poland, and is the day when the Catholic Church …

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Volleyball ousted in semi-finals

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It happened 55 miles away from it’s epicenter, but the dream season finally ended for the Bulldog boys. Their 3-0 loss to Leigh-San Jose marked the first time this season they lost a contest without getting at least a set win in three sets (they …

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Police Blotter: May 21-25, 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. Saturday, May 21 At 3:30 a.m., it was discovered that a newspaper rack sitting in front of the …

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Mural complete …

The recently completed “Martinez Beavers” mural overlooking the footbridge near Creek Monkey Tap House on Escobar Street in downtown Martinez. The mural, commissioned by local beaver advocacy group Worth A Dam, began as a project to honor the memory of the Martinez beavers, who’d all but disappeared from local waters …

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Arrest log: May 21-31, 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. • Travis York, 53, was arrested May 31 for allegedly taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. • Sean Finkelstine, …

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News in Brief: Fourteen displaced in fire

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Over $500,000 in property damage occurred and 14 people were displaced when a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Arnold Drive near Morello Avenue early Tuesday morning. ConFire officials said they were able to save $756,000 in property, but that two units in the complex were …

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BottleRock 2016 Electrifies Napa Valley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The fourth annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival concluded with a bang Sunday night as the Red Hot Chili Peppers brought the Memorial Day weekend event to a raucous close with over 120,000 fans attending the three day event. Touring in advance of releasing their twelfth studio …

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