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Congressmen visit Martinez, present $4.5 million check

U.S. Reps Mike Thompson (center) and Mark DeSaulnier (fourth from left) present a $4.5 million check at Martinez Early Childhood Center Monday, June 27, 2016. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) visited the Martinez Early Childhood Center on Monday to present a check totaling $4.5 million of federal grant money to support Head Start services throughout Contra Costa County. Specifically, the funding will be used to increase the number ...

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New faces appointed to local commissions

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Multiple new faces and a host of familiar ones were approved to serve on three local commissions by the Martinez City Council at its June 15 meeting. The following were appointed: Civil Service Commission: Johnathan Taylor Bash was appointed, and Sally Sweetzer reappointed. This body ...

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Company investing in new strategy for Virginia Hills property

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – After seeing the Virginia Hills Shopping Center space formerly occupied by Round Table Pizza sit vacant for several years, Cordoza Properties Inc. is now investing $400,000 to reconfigure the space in hopes smaller spaces will spark renewed interest from prospective tenants. The ...

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Arrest made in Shell Avenue shooting, stabbing

Guns confiscated during a search of a Shell Avenue residence. (COURTESY / On File)

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – One arrest and the seizure of multiple weapons was made after gunfire broke out at a Shell Avenue residence in unincorporated Martinez. The gunfire came moments before local law enforcement was preparing to serve a warrant at the home. An investigation followed ...

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Arrest log: June 7-14

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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. • David Barnes, 32, was arrested June 14 on charges of brandishing a deadly weapon. • Cody Lawrence, 32, was arrested June ...

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Police blotter: June 12-14, 2016

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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. Sunday, June 12 Around 4 p.m., a mother and her daughter exchanged hits in a fight that occurred ...

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JoJo to the rescue!

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JoJo (pictured) will swoop in with Mary Pickett June 28 to Martinez Library as part of its continuing Lunch at the Library summer program. Pickett is an investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Investigation Unit, while JoJo provides emotional comfort to children and adults who are being interviewed ...

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