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West Nile in Martinez; fogging launched in multiple areas

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – West Nile virus has been found in a group of mosquitoes north of Marina Vista near Fairmont Road, and in a sentinel chicken near Escobar and Pine streets in Martinez, said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager for the Contra Costa Mosquito ...

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Vandalism, natural conditions leave cemetery looking unkempt

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The St. Catherine’s Cemetery, a 4.3-acre site on Carquinez Scenic Drive that dates to the 1800s, has experienced its share of vandalism, caretaker Pete Carpenter said. Damage that is being shown in a widely-circulated video dates to five years ago, he ...

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Martinez woman struggles to find housing resources

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 60-year-old Martinez resident may lose her home Saturday because her landlord is ending his Section 8 housing contracts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants through public housing and ...

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Tria wins another medal at Mt. San Antonio Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune Nine Bulldog cross country runners made the trip down to Southern California’s Mt. San Antonio College this past weekend. They spent the night at a hotel on Thursday to prepare for the 68th annual Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday, Oct. 23. With 25,000 ...

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The ‘dark specter’ that travels among us – on BART!

By OLAV PHILLIPS Special to the Tribune Fall is a mysterious time of the year around our fair area. As the night steadily encroaches on the day, the clouds swirling around the impending storm, the temperature steadily begins to drop and it seems the ghouls come out in force. Some ...

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Thompson votes for Bipartisan Budget Act

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents Martinez in the House, voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 266-167, and has been sent to the Senate for its consideration. That act, ...

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Seventeen ‘sideshow’ cars impounded near Franklin Canyon Golf Course

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – California Highway Patrol has impounded 17 vehicles, mostly sports cars, and has cited their drivers after officers converged on a “sideshow” late Saturday near Franklin Canyon Golf Course west of Martinez, CHP Officer John Fransen said. “Sideshows” is a term for ...

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Bulldog boys polo pummeled by Acalanes

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Just because they’ve already qualified for North Coast Section, doesn’t mean the Bulldogs will have wanted to go into the NCS meeting on such a sour note. All season the Bulldogs have matched up against Division I teams, and the Acalanes Dons are no different. ...

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Ferrari catches fire at gas station

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A car fire last week at a Martinez Chevron gas station, 1250 Morello Ave., could have been worse. A black Ferrari identified as belonging to Al Cui caught fire after a spark ignited gasoline fumes when he was refueling his car ...

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Alhambra frosh football falls to Dougherty Valley

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Anyone who has ever played the sport of football knows it’s really hard to score if you don’t have the ball. The freshman boys, who have been flying high all season, have a chink in their armor now after a 36-21 loss over the Dougherty ...

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