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Mural artist victim of alleged assault

The site of the alleged attack in Main Street Plaza. (DANNY YOEONO / Martinez Tribune)

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune A mural in remembrance of Jenna Betti, a Martinez teen who died after being struck by a train in 2014, was the site of an alleged assault Wednesday afternoon. Artist Colleen Gianatiempo was painting the mural on the walls of the Main Street Plaza around ...

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Local foster families needed


New reform spurs desperate search for resource families MARTINEZ, Calif. – Katy and Ron Cisco exemplify caring and committed foster parents, the type the state is looking to recruit. “Many say that fostering changes the life of a child,” said Katy Cisco who, with her husband, united and adopted two ...

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Christmas for Everyone


Patrons of “Christmas for Everyone,” hosted at the old Bow Rack location at 701 Escobar St., Martinez, lined up around the block on Christmas Day. Christmas for Everyone has provided meals, gifts, clothing and services to many of the county’s working poor, seniors, and homebound for over 30 years. The ...

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Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing that the permissible burn season for stubble fires within the Bay Area closes Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Under Air District policy, permissive BURN days will not be declared when a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect. Open burning is ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Dec. 19-25, 2016


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. • Jacob Whatley, 26, was arrested Dec. 25 on warrants or holds only. • Nathaniel Marnhout, 22, was arrested Dec. 24 for ...

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Delegate election nears


MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several Martinez residents have entered the race to become delegates for the California Democratic Party, with the election taking place Jan. 8, 2017. Delegates are selected at state or local levels, with the understanding they will represent their communities in voting for a Democratic nominee for the ...

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Dec. 30, 2016: 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 or post your guesses in the comments section at Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the Shell Alumni Museum at ...

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