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Police blotter: Sept. 21-27, 2016

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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, Sept. 21 An Orleans Drive resident reported that someone had broken into their laundry room overnight and ...

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Arrest log: Sept. 18-26, 2016

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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. • Montrell Harris, 33, was arrested Sept. 26, for allegedly driving with license suspended. • Courtney Hall, 20, was arrested Sept. 24, ...

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Historic Home Tour to return Oct. 8

One of the homes on the 2016 tour. It features a fully intact, original 1930s kitchen. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s Historic Home Tour is returning this fall for the 10th consecutive time. The Home Tour will feature seven private homes open to the public – most for the first and only time.  The tour is organized each year by the Martinez Historical Society to focus attention ...

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Martinez teen perishes in accident

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez teen died after his vehicle collided with a tree Tuesday night. At 7:36 p.m. on Sept. 27, Martinez Police were dispatched to the area of Alhambra Avenue and Benham Drive, near Foothills Park, where a vehicular accident had occurred. When officers arrived on scene, they ...

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Poll workers sought

Kelly Davis and her fellow Contra Costa volunteers have an early wake-up call on Election Day, but most of them don’t mind the long hours. Each of them has their own unique reasons for being a poll worker. And the Contra Costa County Elections Division is looking for civic-minded men ...

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Police blotter: Sept. 14-20, 2016

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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, Sept. 14 I popped my tire this morning while driving and looking at the helicopter that floated ...

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Arrest log: Sept. 8-20, 2016

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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. • Randal Smith, 47, was arrested Sept. 20 on charges related to alleged use/under influence of controlled substance, possession of ...

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Plans for new county building move forward

The old county jail, as seen here from the south east corner. (KEVIN MURRAY / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has selected three firms to help explore the options for building a new administration building, a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and other capital facilities. The Board of Supervisors recently approved contracts with KMD Architects for the new administration building; RossDrulisCasenberry Architecture for the ...

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