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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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Arrest log: Aug. 8-16, 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. • Aaron Mckendrick, 33, was arrested Aug. 8 on driving with a license suspended for drunk driving charges. • Rae ...

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