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Home invasion has resident pondering gun ownership

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “A year ago, if you’d have asked me if I owned a gun, I would have told you I never planned on owning one. Well, that’s going to change.” That’s what Fred Morse, long-time Martinez resident and business owner told the Tribune …

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Park District purchases 646 acres

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will add 646 East Contra Costa County acres to its holdings after its Board of Directors authorized a share of the $6.1 million land purchase, Carolyn Jones, public information supervisor, said Thursday, Dec. 17. The park district will …

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Patti Smith Rocks New Year’s Eve In San Francisco

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER To say that Patti Smith is still going strong a day after her 69th birthday would be an understatement similar to stating that Adele’s new album is likely to sell a lot of copies or that the newest Star Wars movie will probably attract a lot of …

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‘Chief honored the right folks’

Editor, Our new police chief certainly honored the right folks this year when Dirk Miller was cited as officer of the year and Shelley Tolliver was named MPD’s civilian employee of the year. I had an opportunity to watch both of them in action at the same time, assisting a …

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Rotary Report: White elephants …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez Rotary held its annual “White Elephant” exchange earlier in December. We wondered where the term came from. We bet you wonder too! Turns out the term is from Thailand. Albino elephants were rare and hence valuable. If a royal figure gave you …

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Dog park workshop back on schedule

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A citizens-driven effort to open a dog park in Martinez is back on schedule after a second public workshop initially appeared to need rescheduling, both City Engineer Tim Tucker and one of the park advocates, Melissa Mohoi, said. A growing group …

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Nominations sought for humanitarians of the year

County to honor residents who embody legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Do you know someone whose work and presence in the community exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Time is running short to submit candidates for consideration as the Contra Costa County Humanitarian and Student …

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City hires contractors, looks to bid out more work in new year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Saying it would be the most efficient approach, Martinez City Engineer Tim Tucker recommended hiring three consultants for municipal projects. At its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Martinez City Council concurred. Christine M. Leptien-Parks, of LCC Engineering and Surveying, will be …

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Martinez woman charged in Christmas Eve hit-and-run

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a hit-and-run on Christmas Eve, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP). The incident occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. Emergency responders who arrived at the scene found an injured rider lying in the roadway. The motorist was …

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Community Emergency Response Team prepares residents for potential disasters

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Disasters happen, Brian Lindstrom said. Martinez residents can let the next catastrophe turn them into victims. Or they can be ready to meet emergencies head-on and be of service to their families, neighbors and community, he said. Plus, the training is …

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