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‘Martinez Open Space & Park Protection Committee’ launches Initiative

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new Initiative has been created by “Friends of Pine Meadow” and “Thousand Friends of Martinez” founders Tim Platt and Mark Thomson, along with Kerry Kilmer. The following was released Monday by the “Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Committee”: “The Martinez Open Space and Park Protection …

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Martinez Police Blotter: March 22-28, 2017

Wednesday, March 22 At 1:11 a.m., a couple was heard yelling at each other outside an apartment complex on Ferry Street. Just before 4 a.m., a big tree reportedly fell onto two vehicles on Canyon Way. I thought it was spring. At 6:28 a.m., a woman in a brown leather …

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Woman struck by Amtrak train in downtown Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman was struck by a train while walking her dog in downtown Martinez Tuesday morning. According to Martinez Police, officers responded to the railroad tracks in the 400 block of Ferry Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, for a report of a person struck by …

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Park It: Scottish Fair at Ardenwood

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The pipes are calling and the clans will gather at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont on Saturday, April 1, for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair. Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District and the East Bay Scottish Association, the always-colorful event …

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 21-26, 2017

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. • Gina Demercurio, 33, was arrested March 26 on charges of possession of narcotic controlled substance. • Eddie Martinez, 40, was arrested …

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March 31: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Please note: due to the large volume of guesses, the Tribune …

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Park It: Cleaning up at Tilden Regional Park

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune There’s lots of variety in the free public programs scheduled in coming days at Tilden Nature area near Berkeley. First on the agenda is “Soapy Suds, DIY Cleaning Supplies,” from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, hosted by interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker. …

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Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month proclaimed in Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation during their last meeting to observe Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, part of a statewide effort to draw attention to an epidemic that causes thousands of deaths nationwide every year. Also Tuesday, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) …

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Carjacking reported on Blue Ridge, Roanoke drives

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle was stolen by force and the suspect apprehended Monday, according to Martinez Police. Around 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, a Martinez Police officer was on patrol in the area of Blue Ridge and Roanoke drives when flagged down by a citizen. The citizen reported their …

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