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Otters shine at Devil Mountain; MCST wins over ‘Dolfins’

On Wednesday evening, July 6, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters took on the Pleasant Hill “Dolfins” in a first-ever meeting between these two local teams. Top scorers for the Otter girls included Lizzy Atencio (17), Bella Wilhite (6), Adelina Purewal (7), Briar Cue (7) and Ava Hansen (6). …

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New high school campus construction continues

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The structural steel skeleton for a new high school is again rising on a Martinez site where 108 years ago the old Alhambra High School once stood. The project is back on track and moving full speed ahead after delays put the …

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Arrest log: July 5-12, 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. • James Smith, 38, was arrested July 5 on cruelty to child by inflicting injury charges. • Dennis Kelly, 38, …

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Police blotter: July 5-8, 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, July 5 Around 12:16 a.m., under a railroad crossing near Morello and Marie avenues, someone threw a bottle at a vehicle, shattering …

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Pets rescued from fire …

Firefighters rescued two dogs, a cat and a snake from a residential fire in the 1200 block of Plaza Drive Sunday evening, July 10, 2016. According to ConFire officials, the fire started outside after smoking materials were discarded. The blaze spread to the attic of the home, causing an estimated …

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Drones subject of next library event

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An introduction into the ins and outs of operating drones will be the focus of one of three talks that are on tap at the Martinez Public Library as July rolls on and attentions turn to August. Alvin Alejandro, owner and operator …

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Martinez Otters swim to victory against Piranhas, ‘Dolfins’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – On Saturday, June 25, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters took on the Hercules Piranhas at Rankin Aquatic Center. The Otters demonstrated their competitive spirit, with both the boys and girls beating the Piranhas and achieving almost 200 “pop times” (a personal best time in a …

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Tribune names male, female Athletes of the Year

Male Athletes of the Year Josh Abraham, Senior Josh Abraham has been playing at the varsity level in two sports since he was a sophomore, and contributing big. He caught a staff of upperclassmen as a sophomore on a team that reached a North Coast Section final, and has played …

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Firms sought for new county admin building, emergency op center

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune The initial step for new facilities is underway as Contra Costa County officials are now awaiting information from prospective firms that wish to take on upwards of two different future projects for the County. A two- to three-week review process by a committee will then …

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