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Fight escalates; man shot

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An argument escalated into a dangerous fight Saturday morning, with one man the victim of a gunshot wound. According to the Martinez Police Department, around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, two men began to argue outside a residence in the 700 block of Shell Avenue. The argument …

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New art gallery to open on Main

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez is one step closer to becoming an art destination with the opening of a new members-only gallery on Main Street this Saturday. Main Street Art, 613 Main St., will host a soft opening from 2-8 p.m. May 14, to showcase to …

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Coffman, Bromley lead Bulldogs in final dual meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The Bulldogs gathered at their home track for their last dual meet of 2016 last Wednesday, May 4, to battle the Las Lomas Knights and Acalanes Dons. In the varsity girls 1600 meters, Marissa D’Atri picked up a solid win with a season …

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Lady Bulldogs make up for slow start with late burst

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Dougherty Valley Wildcats ventured into unchartered territory on Tuesday afternoon, but although the Bulldog onslaught was late, it arrived with ferocity. With a 3-1 lead going into bottom half of the third inning, fans looked perplexed, but the top of the Alhambra order sparked …

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Friends of Pine Meadow offer open letter

Friends and neighbors, The lawsuit brought against us by DeNova Homes, Christine Dean and Civic Martinez, LLC has been identified by our lawyers as a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) suit. The sole intent of this suit is to intimidate us and scare us and the rest of the …

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Police blotter: May 4-10, 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, May 4 Around 3:30 in the morning, two males were viewed fighting while heading down Richardson Street. …

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County Elections Division rolls out ‘Vote-N-Go’ boxes

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune The effort to the take “e’’ – for excuses – out of why someone cannot vote during the upcoming June 7 Primary Election continues for the Contra Costa Elections Division as it promotes the arrival of its new “CoCo Vote-N-Go’’ drop locations. Residents will be …

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Rankin Pool Swim Program released

MARTINEZ, Calif. – With temperatures rising as summer approaches, the Martinez Recreation Department announces the release of the 2016 Swim Program for Rankin Aquatic Center (RAC). The pool is now open with limited hours for lap swimming, water aerobics and the Martinez Community Swim Team. However, the facility will open …

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News in Brief: City to remember bus accident victims

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City will host a remembrance ceremony for those killed in the May 21, 1976, Yuba City bus disaster in Martinez. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Martinez Marina Memorial Site at Waterfront Park. Those wishing to attend may RSVP …

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News in Brief: Council meeting postponed

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The next scheduled meeting of Martinez City Council has been canceled. The original meeting was scheduled for May 18. That meeting will now be held Wednesday, June 1. Closed session begins at 6 p.m. with public comment available beforehand. The open portion of the meeting will begin …

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