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Traffic stop nets drugs, gun, cash

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a young man, as well as the confiscation of drugs, a gun and narcotics-related paraphernalia Saturday. At approximately 1:48 a.m., Martinez Police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard. During this traffic stop, they contacted ...

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Police Blotter: March 29 – April 2, 2017

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Wednesday, March 29 A car fire was reported around the Valero gas station on Alhambra Avenue at 9:48 ...

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Robert Randolph’s Family Band Thrills The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Talking with many in the crowd at the Fillmore in San Francisco Friday night, many had never seen Robert Randolph before and were about to experience him in concert for the first time. Nearly two hours later, Randolph and company had made an indelible impression while converting ...

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Henderson responds to Craig’s Rotary Report

Dear Paul Craig: The part of you that I know is one of the highest quality persons to ever walk the open hallways of Main Street. However, you often hand down Zues-like edicts that are woefully uninformed. “Criminal Justice” is the only oxymoron that is also a junior college degree. ...

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Architectural gem preserved – for now

Dear Friends of the 1903 County Jail in Martinez and to those folks who have recently discovered our Save the Jail effort. Thank you for wanting to know more about the status of this project. As the newly organized Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County is still very small, our limited ...

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‘Martinez Open Space & Park Protection Committee’ launches Initiative

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new Initiative has been created by “Friends of Pine Meadow” and “Thousand Friends of Martinez” founders Tim Platt and Mark Thomson, along with Kerry Kilmer. The following was released Monday by the “Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Committee”: “The Martinez Open Space and Park Protection ...

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Coffman, Rios & Tang medal at Oakland Relays

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs set out to Chabot College in Hayward last Saturday, March 25 for the Oakland Invitational Relays. Field events began at 8:30 a.m. with four attempts for each person. Running events started thirty minutes later at 9 p.m. As with several other meets, the ...

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Martinez Police Blotter: March 22-28, 2017

Wednesday, March 22 At 1:11 a.m., a couple was heard yelling at each other outside an apartment complex on Ferry Street. Just before 4 a.m., a big tree reportedly fell onto two vehicles on Canyon Way. I thought it was spring. At 6:28 a.m., a woman in a brown leather ...

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Woman struck by Amtrak train in downtown Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman was struck by a train while walking her dog in downtown Martinez Tuesday morning. According to Martinez Police, officers responded to the railroad tracks in the 400 block of Ferry Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, for a report of a person struck by ...

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