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Stephenson injury woes may hamper late call to bigs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a promising start to his time in Triple A, a right wrist strain may have just hampered Alhambra alumnus Robert Stephenson’s chances at making his big league debut in September. Stephenson was placed on the seven-day disabled list by the Louisville Bats on Aug. ...

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Scouts to host Empowerment Workshop

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of local girls are on their way to earning one of the most prestigious awards in Girl Scouting, while at the same time helping to motivate Martinez’s next generation of young ladies. Lily Skinner, Mayra Hernandez and Isabella Marazzani, all ...

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A quick quake, the Campbell and other musings

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune THIS WEEK started with a jolt, literally. The 4.0 that struck Piedmont early Monday morning was nothing Bay Area natives would bat an eyelash at, but quakes are still a new and fascinating phenomenon to this native Arizonan. Monday’s quake was the first one I’ve ...

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Outcast Cat Help answers community’s questions

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Outcast Cat Help is out and about in Martinez and local communities a whole lot, and we meet many well-intentioned citizens who love animals and are trying to help with the free-roaming cats in their neighborhood or even their yard. We thought we’d ...

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Recalling ‘storyback’ writers & Broadway flops

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune “Oh very young, what will you leave us this time You’re only dancin’ on this Earth for a short while And though your dreams may toss and turn you now They will vanish away like your dad’s best jeans Denim blue, faded up ...

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From the Archives: Martinez Volunteer Firefighters of old …

The Martinez Volunteer Fire Department, circa the 1920s, in front of their station at the old City Hall building in Martinez. From left: Chief John Briones, Guy Smith, Chris Koch, Ed Mc Donald, Harry Fierner, S. Sellick, Les Donnelly and Frank Larkin. (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Courtesy)

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Alleged serial burglar arrested for third time this month

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The third try isn’t the charm for one Martinez resident. Nineteen-year-old Antonio Neely of Martinez was arrested for the third time this month, on auto theft and burglary charges. According to a release by the Martinez Police Department (MPD), a resident in the 4900 block of Alhambra ...

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City says sixteen buildings still unreinforced

Two demolition permit applications turned into city thus far MARTINEZ, Calif. – The deadline to retrofit unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in Martinez has come and gone, and according to City officials, 16 properties stand in non-compliance of the Seismic Hazard Retrofit Ordinance. The ordinance, passed in 2009, gave owners of ...

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Smoke but no fire – locally, at least

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents and visitors in Martinez and surrounding areas may have noticed a grey curtain partially obscuring sunny skies this past week. After a weekend where daytime temperatures soared in the high 90s and even touched triple digits on more than one occasion, ...

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