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Smoke on the water …

Smoke from a brush fire that sparked near Highway 4 and Franklin Canyon Road completely obscured views to the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Sunday afternoon, as seen here from “Old Snake Road,” now known as the George Miller Regional Trail. Downed power lines caused the fire, which charred at least 50 acres …

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Park Service invites public to view Perseid meteor shower from Mt. Wanda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join National Park Service interpretive rangers for a night sky adventure, “Path to the Perseids – A Meteor Shower Adventure,” on Friday, Aug. 12, at Mt. Wanda, part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. This free program begins at 8 p.m. and will …

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Arrest log: July 20-23, 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. • Conor Gorham, 22, was arrested July 20 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. • Modesto Nunez, …

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Police blotter: July 20-26, 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 20 At 1:32 a.m., a Brown Street resident reported a suspicious man that looked to be …

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Oh, deer!

Resident deer lay in the shade Sunday afternoon, among the tombstones at Alhambra Cemetery. Can you spot how many deer are in this picture? (PRESTON CLARK / Courtesy)

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East Bay Stand Down to help displaced vets

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune Veterans of Foreign Wars know that nothing develops camaraderie better than serving alongside fellow men and women in times of war. For countless members of the VFW, including members of local Post 1351, that fellowship lasts long after their active service in the Armed Forces …

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National Night Out to unite community, law enforcement

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The timing of the Aug. 2 National Night Out may be carrying greater significance in the wake of recent strife around the country. Law enforcement is carrying a particularly heavy heart these days in light of the ambush deaths in Dallas earlier …

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Probe finds shelter procedures not followed

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune An investigation by Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) officials found staff failed to follow established protocol and practiced poor communication when performing end of life procedures on dogs June 18 when one of five was mistakenly put down. CCAS shelter staff performed services on five …

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Arrest log: July 13-19, 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. • Jose Gonzalez-Ruiz, 51, was arrested July 13 on charges of failure to report for work release program. • Angelica …

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Police blotter: July 13-19, 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 13 At 2:40 a.m., a resident of Twinflower Court noticed at least two people talking on …

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