Accolades

Chamber announces Citizens of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards Tuesday. Awardees will be honored during a special banquet at the Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23. “These remarkable people or organizations have served our community …

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Police Academy …

Participants in the first Martinez Police Department Citizen Academy Class who recently completed their 10-week training. The academy gives participants an inside look at the Martinez Police Department’s operations through a series of lectures and hands-on training. For more information on the academy, visit www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/police. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT)

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Helping Hands …

Each year for more than a dozen years, St. Catherine of Siena School students give back to the community during Catholic Schools Week on Helping Hands Day. Students in grades 5-6 spent the afternoon picking up trash at the Martinez Marina (pictured above), while grade 8 students helped organize the …

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Jamie Jobb films Martinez ‘In Wide Angles’

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune A Gold Rush camp, former Sicilian fishing village, a cannery row, Joe DiMaggio’s birthplace, John Muir National Monument site, fountainhead of Alhambra Bottled Water and the Martini, home of the fighting Bulldogs – Martinez is an odd California town that needs to be …

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Nominations sought for humanitarians of the year

County to honor residents who embody legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Do you know someone whose work and presence in the community exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Time is running short to submit candidates for consideration as the Contra Costa County Humanitarian and Student …

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Tolliver named MPD Employee of Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shelley Tolliver says she loves her job with Martinez Police Department, although the police assistant’s work doesn’t always make other people happy. Among her tasks is handing out tickets when motorists have failed to keep parking meters fed. She also oversees …

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Officer Dirk Miller named Martinez’s Officer of the Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 14-year veteran of Martinez Police Department (MPD) has been named Officer of the Year by Police Chief Manjit Sappal. Officer Dirk Miller received his chief’s praise for his communication skills, among other abilities. “Officer Miller has been an asset to …

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Newly promoted coach calls job ‘perfect fit’

Antony Ertola takes over varsity basketball program after three years on staff as assistant By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last season was a dream one for the Alhambra High School boys basketball team, even though they were knocked about by a juggernaut in the second round in the playoffs. When …

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