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JoJo to the rescue!

JoJo (pictured) will swoop in with Mary Pickett June 28 to Martinez Library as part of its continuing Lunch at the Library summer program. Pickett is an investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Investigation Unit, while JoJo provides emotional comfort to children and adults who are being interviewed …

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Congratulations to Vicente, Briones High Class of 2016

Students’ strengths, tenacity highlighted during June 8 commencement ceremony MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Courage” was a word oft repeated during the Vicente Martinez and Briones High School Class of 2016 commencement ceremony last week – and a quality each member of the graduating class has in spades, according to their mentors. …

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ALL HAIL THE CONQUERING GRADUATES!

Alhambra High School Class of 2016 graduates By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The shrill of bull horns and screams and cheers of joy by family and friends is still hanging in the air at Knowles Field a week after the latest send off of graduates from Alhambra …

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Martinez Community Swim Team returns to water for first meet of 2016 season

By LAUREL PUREWAL Special to the Tribune The Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters kicked off the swim season Saturday, June 4, with the team’s New Swimmers Meet. This event allows all new members of the swim team to experience their first competitive swim meet in a relaxed and friendly …

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‘Pets for Vets’ services now available at the VA

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Animals weren’t the only beneficiaries from a recent visit of the Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF) mobile clinic to the Martinez VA – their owners also received a lift of spirit. Among former service personnel who took advantage of ARF’s hospitality was Army …

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Lady Dogs take NCS Division II title

By CLAIRE PULKOWNIK Martinez Tribune The Lady Dogs are champions once again. Alhambra sealed the three-peat on Saturday, June 4, with the perfect blend of great pitching, three home runs and that bulldog mentality. Top seeded Alhambra beat the number two seeded Newark Memorial in a seven inning battle of …

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City to institute sign pick-up fees

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Every election season, candidate signage of all sizes and messages, like weeds, start sprouting along roadsides as well as on poles and fence lines throughout the area. In the waning days of an election, it never fails that the numbers of unsightly signs increase. But …

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Police blotter: May 31 – June 6, 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, May 31 A suspicious woman was reported to have been yelling and cussing at no one in …

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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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