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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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Human trafficking ‘definitely happening in Martinez,’ officials say

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Human trafficking is not a problem limited to the grainy, dimly lit cable television news exposés in foreign lands or slick Hollywood dramas. It is in Contra Costa County’s backyard and it has been here for some time. A report presented Feb. 12 to the …

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Home invasion has resident pondering gun ownership

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “A year ago, if you’d have asked me if I owned a gun, I would have told you I never planned on owning one. Well, that’s going to change.” That’s what Fred Morse, long-time Martinez resident and business owner told the Tribune …

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Dog park workshop back on schedule

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A citizens-driven effort to open a dog park in Martinez is back on schedule after a second public workshop initially appeared to need rescheduling, both City Engineer Tim Tucker and one of the park advocates, Melissa Mohoi, said. A growing group …

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Community Emergency Response Team prepares residents for potential disasters

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Disasters happen, Brian Lindstrom said. Martinez residents can let the next catastrophe turn them into victims. Or they can be ready to meet emergencies head-on and be of service to their families, neighbors and community, he said. Plus, the training is …

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Contra Costa Regional Medical Center awaits arrival of New Year Baby

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune In recent memory, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) has not been in the headlines on New Year’s Day for having the distinction of being involved in helping to bring the county’s first baby of the year into the world. But for Cita Richeson, the …

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Reunion volunteers give back to Boys & Girls Club, police

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – During a lunch in 2002, Mary Perez told her friends Char Youngman and then-Martinez City Manager June Catalano that Mount Diablo High School in Concord was celebrating its 100th year. The Martinez trio thought Alhambra High School deserved a similar celebration. …

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Air District tightens refinery regulations

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez oil refineries and the others in the San Francisco Bay Area will have to operate under new and stricter regulations designed to improve air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District governing body decided Wednesday, Dec. 16. “The …

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Alhambra wrestlers get back to winning ways

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs made up for their late collapse in their first league dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 17, by sealing a victory against Campolindo in the final match of the night. The varsity wrestlers lost to Acalanes by one point in the team scores despite …

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Highway 4 ramp lights project continues

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The second phase of a Metropolitan Transportation Commission project to install metered ramp lights on California State Route 4 has begun, Martinez Police Lt. Aaron Roth said Thursday, Dec. 17. “The first phase was completed in 2013,” he said. That portion of the project …

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