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This Week in History: Feb. 5-11

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Dead body found in barn Alhambra Valley 1865: An 8-10 day old dead body was found in a barn. The body was first seen by a boy driving cows who casually looked into the barn and thought a man was sleeping. Out of curiosity, he ...

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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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This Week in History: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune ‘Slippery’ nudist takes morning jog through downtown Martinez 1973: Forty-three years ago this week in Martinez, police were led on a wild chase through the downtown streets as a young man in his 20s was completely nude and “expressing” himself to the public. The one-man ...

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Rotary Report: A partnership that works

In Martinez, people know each other. We have strong personal networks that work. There are lots of benefits. An important one is keeping us safe. Our new police Chief Manjit Sappal considers trust and working together with the community as his most important jobs. His office door is open. Martinez ...

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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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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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