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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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Police department to launch Community Police Academy

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police Department’s first Community Police Academy is accepting applicants from residents who want to learn more about how their city’s law enforcement agency works. “The 10 week academy is an engaging and informative program designed to increase understanding of the …

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Contra Costa Regional Medical Center awaits arrival of New Year Baby

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune In recent memory, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) has not been in the headlines on New Year’s Day for having the distinction of being involved in helping to bring the county’s first baby of the year into the world. But for Cita Richeson, the …

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Reunion volunteers give back to Boys & Girls Club, police

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – During a lunch in 2002, Mary Perez told her friends Char Youngman and then-Martinez City Manager June Catalano that Mount Diablo High School in Concord was celebrating its 100th year. The Martinez trio thought Alhambra High School deserved a similar celebration. …

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Air District tightens refinery regulations

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez oil refineries and the others in the San Francisco Bay Area will have to operate under new and stricter regulations designed to improve air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District governing body decided Wednesday, Dec. 16. “The …

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Alhambra wrestlers get back to winning ways

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs made up for their late collapse in their first league dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 17, by sealing a victory against Campolindo in the final match of the night. The varsity wrestlers lost to Acalanes by one point in the team scores despite …

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Bocce standings as of Friday, Dec. 18

The Martinez Bocce Federation Indoor Winter League consists of 63 teams for the inaugural league in excess of 500 players participating. The indoor courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez, California. Standings current as of Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

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