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Forest Hills swim season comes to a happy ending

Forest Hills Swim Team’s regular season came to an end after a very busy weekend of swimming at the three-day Concord City Swim Meet at Cowell Pool on Aug. 5-7. As all of the swimmers enjoyed the ‘50s themed event, over 133 personal best times were earned by the Beavers, …

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Five more dead birds, chicken contract West Nile

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Wednesday that five more dead birds and one chicken tested positive for West Nile virus. The birds were found in Antioch, Alamo, Brentwood, Concord and Orinda. The chicken is from Holland Tract, near Knightsen. “Taking precautions against mosquito bites wherever you …

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Noralea Gipner files papers for Martinez City Council run

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a release sent by Noralea Gipner. Also entering the race this week is attorney Courtney Masella-O’Brien. Look for updates on the candidates in future editions of the Tribune. Noralea Gipner filed her papers to run for Martinez City Council, and said she is running to …

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Beaver Fever …

This beavermobile (for lack of a better term) was a hit scooting around at the 9th annual Beaver Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The theme of this year’s free festival was “Ecosystem Engineers,” and featured over 40 environmental exhibits, live music, and lots of fun learning activities for people …

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Pedestrian killed on Port Chicago Highway

On person is dead and another under investigation after an automobile struck a pedestrian Monday morning. At 7:42 a.m. Aug. 8, 2016, Concord Police received a report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Pacheco Street and Port Chicago Highway. Patrol and on-duty traffic unit officers, as well as …

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A quick look at who’s entered the local political arena

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The deadline is Aug. 12 for candidates to formally file papers for the General Election this November, and races are now setting up for seats on both the Martinez City Council and the Martinez Unified School District Board. In the case of …

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Police blotter: Aug. 3-8, 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, Aug. 3 Around 2 a.m., the Berrellesa Street train crossing arms that stop traffic were in disarray. …

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Todd Billeci selected as Chief of Probation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the County Administrator’s selection of Todd Billeci to serve as the Chief of Probation. Billeci, who previously was the Assistant County Probation Officer, was recognized by the Board of Supervisors for the significant contributions he has already made to …

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