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Bill Schilz: ‘Clearing up Eli Dominguez’s comments’

Martinez Residents, I read with interest Eli Dominguez’s response to an article written by Mayor Schroder last month. In Eli’s letter, he says that the City and County refused to fund Doug’s efforts. As the Chairman and Treasurer of Pacheco/Martinez Homeless Outreach, Inc. (Contra Costa Homeless Outreach), I can tell …

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School registration to begin Aug. 16

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The dog days of summer will soon be over, and that means one thing for area children – it’s time to go back to school. Walk-through registration at Alhambra High School (AHS) will take place from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at …

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Air District settles case with Phillips 66

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today that Phillips 66 Refinery has agreed to pay $793,250 to settle air pollution violations at its refinery in Rodeo. The settlement covers 87 notices of violation issued to Phillips 66 for non-compliance at its refinery from 2010 through 2014. The violations …

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Gone fishin’ …

The pier at the Martinez Marina is a popular fishing spot, as evidenced by crowds on the west end this week. Many sturgeon as tall as men have been caught from the pier, with the most successful fishing times one hour before and one hour after high and low tides …

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Martinez Bocce Federation standings as of July 23, 2016

The Martinez Bocce Federation consists of 235 teams within excess of 500 players participating across 32 different divisions. The courts are located at the Martinez Marina. MBF Standings current as of Saturday, July 23, 2016.

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Forest Hills Beavers edge out Martinez Community Swim Team Otters, but community, camaraderie reigns

MARTINEZ, Calif. – On Wednesday, July 20, Forest Hills Aquatic Park was the place to be for Martinez swimmers. The venue was packed with kids and parents from both the Forest Hills Swim Team and cross town rival, Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST). Rivals maybe, but friends more than anything …

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Martinez team kicks off tough tourney in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – 31 teams from throughout the Western United States head to Roseville this weekend for the 14u Class A Western National Championship hosted by the Greater Sacramento Softball Association (GSSA). That includes Martinez’s own Universal Sports Academy 12 & under girls. Yes that is correct. The Universal Fastpitch …

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Smoke on the water …

Smoke from a brush fire that sparked near Highway 4 and Franklin Canyon Road completely obscured views to the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Sunday afternoon, as seen here from “Old Snake Road,” now known as the George Miller Regional Trail. Downed power lines caused the fire, which charred at least 50 acres …

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Vehicle, unique statuaries stolen in residential burglary

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are continuing to investigate two burglaries that occurred at a home in unincorporated Martinez. On Friday, July 15, at about 9:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 5000 block of Alhambra Valley Road regarding a residence that …

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Helping hands …

AAA of Northern California lent a hand to help clean up Granger’s Wharf Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Volunteers helped cut brush and weeds, pick up trash, rake the grounds, and give the Wharf a little TLC. Hear, hear for AAA! (STEVE GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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