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Fire causes damage at Grandview residence

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman and her dog were displaced after some unattended candles caused fire damage to the living room of a house in the 800 block of Grandview Drive about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Captain George Laing of the Contra Costa …

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Rotary fight against polio is almost won

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Martinez Rotary is proud to participate in a major Rotary international project: abolishing polio. The program is very close to succeeding. If it does, polio will be the second global scourge to be eradicated (the first being smallpox). Eradicating polio depends on establishing …

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Morello Hills Christian Church to recreate Bethlehem

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – For most Martinez residents, Thanksgiving Day marks the start of the holiday shopping season. For Bill Francis, it’s time to think of rebuilding Bethlehem. Francis, a Martinez native, is the pastor of Morello Hills Christian Church, 1000 Morello Hills Drive, and …

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Council institutes ‘personal conduct’ ordinances

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez is getting a new set of laws that provide clearer expectations for personal conduct in public as well as more flexible methods of enforcing those behaviors. In a vote Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Martinez City Council approved ordinance amendments governing …

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New air quality rules target area refineries

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Rule changes up for hearing and vote Wednesday, Dec. 16, would tighten regulations of San Francisco Bay Area refineries, including two in Martinez. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will give supporters and opponents an opportunity to speak during a public hearing …

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Shopping, ID thefts peak during holidays

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Holiday shopping is an adventure for some, and a stressful activity for others. While Martinez residents look for the right present for a family member or a loved one, they also need to remember that opportunistic scofflaws also may be doing …

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Drone in near-miss situation with CHP helicopter over Martinez

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police Department is helping provide information to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after a California Highway Patrol helicopter nearly collided with an unmanned drone late Saturday, Dec. 5. With drones becoming a popular holiday gift item, the FAA has expressed …

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Students sought for Air Board conference

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez middle school and high school aged students may join others from the San Francisco Bay Area in a Spare the Air Youth for the Environmental and Sustainability (YES) Conference next month, said Tina Landis, administrative analyst for the Bay Area Air Quality Management …

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‘Road Map to the Night Sky’ program set for Saturday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez stargazers can get a guided tour of the night sky Saturday, Dec. 12, at John Muir National Historic Site. During “Road Map to the Night Sky,” a free, 90-minute program, park rangers will help visitors learn to spot constellations, said …

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Alhambra draws on the road to Berean

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Tuesday afternoon’s varsity boys soccer opener was a tale of two halves. It included a dominant but wasteful first half, two second-half goals, four yellow cards and one red card. All that mayhem aside, Rory Gentry’s boys will have walked off the field kicking themselves …

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