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State test scores improve for students in Contra Costa County

State standardized test results for students in Contra Costa County show increases in both math and English Language Arts (ELA), according to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results released by the California Department of Education. This year marks the second administration of the statewide assessment, replacing ...

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Homeless Outreach program launches

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Homeless Outreach Services (HOS), replacing the former Central County Homeless Outreach run by Doug Stewart, began providing services Thursday, Sept. 1. The services range from assistance with obtaining shelter, supplies and rides to public transit hubs and multi-service centers. According to a release by the Martinez Police ...

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Swan pair …

This lovely pair of swans made the Martinez Marina their home sometime in November 2013. They are believed to be European Mute Swans, and likely traveled from a private pond or zoo before settling in Martinez. (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Police Blotter: Aug. 17-23, 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, Aug. 17 At 9:30 a.m., a clearly intoxicated man, roughly 60 years old, was trying to purchase ...

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$1.5 million grant to help combat area elder abuse issues

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) has announced that its Aging and Adult Services (AAS) bureau has been awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). AAS will use the funding awards to focus on addressing ...

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Unique items stolen in residential burglary recovered

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff have recovered most items that were taken during two burglaries that occurred at a home on Alhambra Valley Road in unincorporated Martinez last month. After the burglaries, the Investigation Division received several anonymous email tips and voice messages on the ...

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John Muir Land Trust recognized, accredited

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir Land Trust (JMLT), with 2,500 acres under stewardship in Contra Costa County, announced Wednesday it has achieved national accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that John Muir Land Trust’s lands will be ...

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