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Park Service invites public to view Perseid meteor shower from Mt. Wanda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join National Park Service interpretive rangers for a night sky adventure, “Path to the Perseids – A Meteor Shower Adventure,” on Friday, Aug. 12, at Mt. Wanda, part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. This free program begins at 8 p.m. and will …

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Arrest log: July 20-23, 2016

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. • Conor Gorham, 22, was arrested July 20 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. • Modesto Nunez, …

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Police blotter: July 20-26, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Wednesday, July 20 At 1:32 a.m., a Brown Street resident reported a suspicious man that looked to be …

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Pacific Coast Farmers Market launches contest

Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association (PCFMA), which comes to Martinez every Sunday, will celebrate National Farmers Market Week Aug. 7-13. They’re asking the public to join them, along with the USDA and farmers markets across the country, in the first annual #myPCFMAplate Recipe Contest. Contestants will have a chance to …

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Oh, deer!

Resident deer lay in the shade Sunday afternoon, among the tombstones at Alhambra Cemetery. Can you spot how many deer are in this picture? (PRESTON CLARK / Courtesy)

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Probation, Pretrial, Parole Supervision Officers recognized

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors paid tribute on Tuesday, July 19, to the professionals who serve the County as Probation, Pretrial and Parole Supervision Officers, recognizing their often unsung achievements in contributing to public safety, community engagement, and support for victims. Most public safety professionals don’t enter the …

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Fireworks spark fire near Hollyview Drive

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two minors were arrested Tuesday afternoon after fireworks they set sparked a brush fire in a residential neighborhood. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. July 26, in the vicinity of Hollyview Drive. It began in the deepest part of the canyon, spreading across an open field …

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Local candidates pull papers to appear on November ballot

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Potential candidates are starting to trickle in for various seats and positions slated to appear on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. In the race for two open seats on the Martinez City Council, incumbent Mark Ross, John Stevens and Noralea Gipner …

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Martinez Bocce Federation standings as of July 16, 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 16, 2016.

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MCST Otters’ winning season continues

On Wednesday, July 13, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) took on the Oakwood Athletic Club Mako Sharks. In this fast-paced evening swim meet, the Otters swam away with a victory against an excellent Oakwood team. The Otters showed their strong team work, winning 10 of 12 relay events. The …

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