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Jonathan Wright selected as interim school board member

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Time will tell if the Wright choice was made. Jonathan T. Wright, 35, that is, who was unanimously selected by the Martinez Unified School District Board on Monday to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Denise Elsken last December. One …

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Martinez native earns Big Ten Honors

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez native Natalie Romeo was named to the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second time this season. Romeo, who attended St. Catherine of Siena School and graduated from Carondelet High School in Concord, made the team after dropping a …

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Cold case still under investigation

Jan. 24 marks anniversary of death of 9-year-old Martinez boy By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The wet, sloppy conditions descending on the area in recent days are an eerie reminder of the brutal murder of a child nearly 30 years ago, that left a dark cloud over …

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Dogs’ mascot story still a mystery

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune In 1946, Alhambra and Antioch Unified High Schools had three things in common: mascots (Panthers), colors (navy and gold) and initials (AUHS). This stirred up a lot of controversy. They were essentially neighbors with far less high schools established in the East San …

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Police continue search for Wing Stop robbery suspects

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police continue to search for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at Martinez Wingstop. The two suspects allegedly entered the Wingstop restaurant on Arnold Drive around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Armed with knives, they allegedly went behind the counter and demanded money from the …

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Train carrying sulfuric acid derails in city

Minor derailment a ‘near miss’ By DANNY YOEONO & HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Early Wednesday morning, train cars carrying several hundred tons of sulfuric acid derailed near the waterbird preserve just west of the Benicia-Martinez bridge. Francisco J. Castillo Jr. from Union Pacific Railroad told the Tribune …

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Community leaders share resolutions

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Resolutions abound each Jan. 1 as the turning of the calendar brings new opportunities for a fresh start. The proverbial do over. Like Time Magazine found its survey of Americans, local officials also voiced a desire to “live a healthier lifestyle” in …

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Man shot; suspect on the lam

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An investigation continues in a weekend shooting that left one person with non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez Police Det. Gerardo Espinoza declined to go into specifics about the investigation, but said a “person of interest’’ is being sought in connection with the case. The …

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‘San Francisco Relocated’ author to present book at Martinez Library

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune History buffs may enjoy hearing the perspectives of Diane Donovan who will be speaking on her book, “San Francisco Relocated,” on Tuesday at the Martinez Library. The hour-long presentation about the City’s amazing building moves from the time of the Gold Rush to modern times …

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