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Record rainfall recorded

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Flood Control District (CCCFCD) announced Wednesday the 2016-2017 rain season has set a record. “At our office in Martinez, we recorded more total rain fall for this time in the season than ever before!” the CCCFCD reported. The wettest year previously recorded was ...

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New Martinez Rotary inductees …

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City Councilmember Lara DeLaney (second from left), and Martinez Unified School District Superintendent CJ Cammack (fourth from left), are the newest members of Martinez Rotary. DeLaney was educated at UC Santa Cruz and received an advanced degree in policy from the University of Chicago. She loves tennis and skiing. Cammack ...

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Police search for missing man

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Police are searching for a missing 20-year-old after his car, cell phone and prescription glasses were found in Martinez Friday. Dominick Williams is described as 5 feet, five inches tall, 137 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His car was found near the Marina Vista Avenue ...

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Martinez joins new homeless outreach effort

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez and Pleasant Hill will soon share a full-time outreach team to connect with homeless residents as part of a new Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) plan to more efficiently deliver services to the county’s homeless community. The cities agreed in January to fund the cost of ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 25-29, 2017

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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. • Betty Demuro, 44, was arrested Jan. 25 for allegedly disobeying a domestic relations court order. • Desi Johnston, 24, was arrested ...

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Update on road closures

A tree fell across Marina Vista Avenue around noon on Sunday, Jan. 8 (pictured). Branches from a big tree in the 2500 block of Alhambra Avenue also fell just before 2 p.m. Jan. 11, with removal efforts blocking the roadway till after nightfall. Traffic from the high school and hospital was diverted to alternate routes. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Administrator’s Office provided an update on county-wide road closures Tuesday, after the effects of flooding led to several short and long-term closures. Alhambra Valley Road between Bear Creek Road and Castro Ranch Road remains closed indefinitely. Signs and message boards alert drivers of ...

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Wong makes Dean’s List

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sarah Wong from Martinez has made the Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Wong, a Business Management major, is honored for a fall semester 2016 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Wong is joined by 2,175 other students receiving the honor. Azusa Pacific ...

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Vehicle strikes gas meter, prompts two-block evacuation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle struck a gas meter near State’s Coffee Sunday afternoon, prompting police to evacuate two blocks in the downtown. At approximately 2 p.m. Jan. 29, a motorist was parked in the 600 block of Ward Street when the driver accidentally placed the vehicle in drive. The ...

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