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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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Martinez family stays positive, despite unimaginable tragedy

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez family has undergone one of the worst trials imaginable this year with both a young mother and father suffering brain hemorrhages. Now with surgery looming, friends of the couple are hoping the community will pull together to help the family. …

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City Council brings sales tax measure to voters

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – With the Martinez City Council’s 4-0 formal blessing last week to move forward with placing a .50 percent sales tax for roadwork and street maintenance before the voters on the November 8 General Election ballot, the next step is to approve an …

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Arrest log: July 31 – Aug. 9, 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. • Sierra Hull, 33, was arrested July 31 for warrants or holds only. • Jesse Ortega, 29, was arrested Aug. …

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Police blotter: July 27 – Aug. 2, 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, July 27 At 6:09 a.m., a verbal fight between two women possibly got physical for a moment, …

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