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Artist of the Week: Anthony Moore

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune I met Anthony Moore last Friday, Jan. 22, at his home in Martinez. He was accompanied by his wife, Perri. They gave me a tour around their home, which had bright orange-painted walls and band posters in the kitchen. Moore, whose art encompasses a range …

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Jonathan Wright selected as interim school board member

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Time will tell if the Wright choice was made. Jonathan T. Wright, 35, that is, who was unanimously selected by the Martinez Unified School District Board on Monday to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Denise Elsken last December. One …

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BottleRock returns to Napa May 27-29

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER The 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley music festival lineup has been announced with more than 70 artists scheduled to perform on four stages at the fourth annual celebration of music, wine and food in the heart of the Napa Valley. Scheduled for Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May …

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Rotary Report: A partnership that works

In Martinez, people know each other. We have strong personal networks that work. There are lots of benefits. An important one is keeping us safe. Our new police Chief Manjit Sappal considers trust and working together with the community as his most important jobs. His office door is open. Martinez …

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Martinez native earns Big Ten Honors

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez native Natalie Romeo was named to the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second time this season. Romeo, who attended St. Catherine of Siena School and graduated from Carondelet High School in Concord, made the team after dropping a …

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Whither Martinez? Five stages of the little city by the Bay

By HAMILTON FISH Special to the Tribune The best way to look forward is to start by looking back. If your interest is a half-century hence, focusing on last week isn’t helpful. Here’s my long-term prognostication about Martinez. I’ll be wrong about the details, but I bet I’ve got the …

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Martinez resident allegedly commits suicide at local jail

Steven Payne found ‘unresponsive’ in cell; later perishes By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two investigations into a death stemming from an incident at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department’s main detention center in Martinez are in their early stages. At approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 2015, jail …

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Cold case still under investigation

Jan. 24 marks anniversary of death of 9-year-old Martinez boy By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The wet, sloppy conditions descending on the area in recent days are an eerie reminder of the brutal murder of a child nearly 30 years ago, that left a dark cloud over …

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Jamie Jobb films Martinez ‘In Wide Angles’

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune A Gold Rush camp, former Sicilian fishing village, a cannery row, Joe DiMaggio’s birthplace, John Muir National Monument site, fountainhead of Alhambra Bottled Water and the Martini, home of the fighting Bulldogs – Martinez is an odd California town that needs to be …

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