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Arrest log: July 31 – Aug. 9, 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. • Sierra Hull, 33, was arrested July 31 for warrants or holds only. • Jesse Ortega, 29, was arrested Aug. ...

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Arrest log: July 22-31, 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. • Antonio Tavera, 21, was arrested July 22 on warrants or holds only. • Christopher Adkins, 31, was arrested July ...

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Alcohol may have been factor in teen drowning

Andre Parrilla

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Andre Parrilla had consumed alcohol prior to his death, but the Contra Costa Coroner has listed drowning as the cause of death in the case, according Contra Costa  County Sheriff Department spokesman Jimmy Lee. This incident happened on April 24, 2016, at ...

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School registration to begin Aug. 16

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By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The dog days of summer will soon be over, and that means one thing for area children – it’s time to go back to school. Walk-through registration at Alhambra High School (AHS) will take place from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at ...

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Air District settles case with Phillips 66

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today that Phillips 66 Refinery has agreed to pay $793,250 to settle air pollution violations at its refinery in Rodeo. The settlement covers 87 notices of violation issued to Phillips 66 for non-compliance at its refinery from 2010 through 2014. The violations ...

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Gone fishin’ …

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The pier at the Martinez Marina is a popular fishing spot, as evidenced by crowds on the west end this week. Many sturgeon as tall as men have been caught from the pier, with the most successful fishing times one hour before and one hour after high and low tides ...

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Smoke on the water …

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Smoke from a brush fire that sparked near Highway 4 and Franklin Canyon Road completely obscured views to the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Sunday afternoon, as seen here from “Old Snake Road,” now known as the George Miller Regional Trail. Downed power lines caused the fire, which charred at least 50 acres ...

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Vehicle, unique statuaries stolen in residential burglary

Unique items like these bronze statues were allegedly stolen from a residence in the 5000 block of Alhambra Valley Road. (CCCSO / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are continuing to investigate two burglaries that occurred at a home in unincorporated Martinez. On Friday, July 15, at about 9:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 5000 block of Alhambra Valley Road regarding a residence that ...

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