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School district faces lawsuit

By TASHINA MANYAK Martinez Tribune The Mount Diablo Unified School District is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect its students from the sexual abuse of a fourth grade teacher who was identified by an internal investigation as a potential threat in 2006. Despite the decade-old investigative report ...

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Shelter halts animal surrender services

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Animals Services Department (CCASD) announced this week they will be temporarily ceasing the acceptance of owner-surrendered animals at their shelters in Martinez and Pinole due to the volume of animals at both facilities. Certain exceptions to this temporary freeze will be made for ...

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Arrest Log: Jan. 21-25, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune 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. Nathin Mikesell, 22, was arrested Jan. 21 for alleged possession of a controlled substance/paraphernalia. Edward ...

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Police Blotter: Jan. 22-25, 2016

Bag with $16,000 left at Luigi’s Deli By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Friday, Jan. 22 At approximately 2:08 a.m. Friday morning, a traffic stop turned into a chase after the occupants of a red Buick fled the vehicle after being pulled over. Police believe the car may have been stolen. ...

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Porter, Bullock honored at MLK ceremony

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held their 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Humanitarian of the Year Awards Tuesday. The special event was held in downtown Martinez Jan. 19, with “participation” being a major underlying theme of the ...

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