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St. Catherine’s volunteers …

Sixth grade students from St. Catherine of Siena School (pictured) recently served a feast of delicious food to members of the community at the Knights of Columbus corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. (COURTESY / On File)

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Man, wife killed in traffic accident; three children, two elders left orphaned

Community raises $42,000 to aid family By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune The Martinez community has pulled together over $40,000 to help five children whose parents were killed in a traffic accident Sunday. Roberto and Maria Bolanos, along with three of their young children and an adult cousin, were traveling westbound …

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Arrest Log: March 9-15, 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. • Bobby Paulsen, 48, was arrested March 9 for alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. • …

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Police Blotter: March 9-15, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, March 9 At 3:26 a.m., a man was lying down with his pants down, unresponsive, on the ground next to the Fresh Start Restaurant. Probably just wanted to be first in line for some delicious breakfast. At 8 a.m., a man in his 20s …

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Old Carrows restaurant to become pet food store

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The building that once housed Carrows Restaurant in Muir Station Center will become a pet food store. The location at 500 Center Ave. near Nob Hill Foods, CVS, Kinder’s and Starbucks will become a Pet Food Express, according to petfoodexpress.com. The store will offer pet food and …

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Barrel Aged owners announce law suit against landlords

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Owners of the popular coffee house Barrelista, and the recently reopened Barrel Aged restaurant have announced their intention to file a lawsuit against their former landlords. Proprietor Arash Pakzad said the Kassel family, who owns the commercial property that once housed Barrel Aged at 823 Main Street …

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Good Stuff Guitar to close

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Local music shop Good Stuff Guitar has announced its impending closure. The store at 511 Main Street will close its doors April 30. Lessons, however, along with instrument repair, will continue at 535 Ward Street. Limited retail items will also be available at that location, according to …

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Fire sparks at marijuana grow house

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefighters battled a blaze at a marijuana grow house in Martinez last Thursday, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials. The fire sparked in the garage of a home in the 1500 block of Ortega Drive just before 5 p.m. March 10. When fire crews …

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Police Academy …

Participants in the first Martinez Police Department Citizen Academy Class who recently completed their 10-week training. The academy gives participants an inside look at the Martinez Police Department’s operations through a series of lectures and hands-on training. For more information on the academy, visit www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/police. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT)

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