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Rotary Report: Martinez in a ‘sweet spot’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. Martinez is in a sweet spot. So says ...

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John Muir National Historic Site to celebrate birthday, Earth Day

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 179th birthday and Earth Day, during the annual Birthday-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The ...

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Readying for fire emergencies …

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters testing hoses and other equipment in the parking area at the Martinez Marina Sunday, April 9, 2017. (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA/ Martinez Tribune)

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Search continues for missing man

MARTINEZ, Calif. – About 30 volunteers walked throughout Martinez and Benicia last Friday, handing out flyers in hopes of obtaining information on Kevin Redrico, 23, missing since April 6, 2017. Redrico, a resident of Vallejo and a student at San Jose State University studying music education, was last seen on ...

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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I ...

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Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m. Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 ...

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Community Appreciation Day …

Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Tom Rizzo (third from left), and External Relations Manager Ann Notarangelo (fourth from left), assist other Shell employees in distributing complimentary hot dogs and other refreshments to customers of the Alhambra Avenue Shell Station on April 5, 2017. The Community Appreciation Day event was sponsored ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 3-9, 2017

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Joseph Sechiatano, 43, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. • Ian Mclain, 28, was arrested April 9 ...

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Moore’s eight strong innings lead Giants to win in home opener

BY RYAN LEONG The Giants have now played at the corner of 3rd and King Streets for 18 seasons. Candlestick Park, once considered the worst ballpark in America matched the brand of baseball played inside the decrepit concrete bowl. But since 2000, the Orange and Black have showcased perhaps the ...

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Durant returns as Warriors stretch winning streak to 14

BY RYAN LEONG Saturday marked the long anticipated return of Kevin Durant and he did not disappoint. Without any restrictions, Durant logged a team-high 31 minutes, scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, as the Warriors obliterated the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-101. “31 is a lot of minutes for ...

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