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Young Bulldogs struggle with Campo

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The defending North Coast Section champion Bulldogs hosted the team they beat in the semi-finals on Tuesday night. But there was a big difference between the team that won last season, and the team that fell in straight sets on March, 7. Only two players …

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Fire Marshall on fire extinguisher use

Fire extinguishers are helpful for immediate use on small fires. It’s important to understand that with proper training and education, fire extinguishers can save lives and property. Below you will read about how to choose the proper fire extinguisher, how to use it, and how to keep it maintained. Remember, …

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Campbell: ‘When is enough, enough’ on Pine Meadow?

Dear Editor, I have closely followed the Pine Meadow Golf Course development. I follow Friends of Pine Meadow Facebook and articles and letters in the local newspapers and on social media. I am now aware to the omissions and selected material presented by Friends of Pine Meadow on social media.  …

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Johnny Appleseed Day approaches

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Johnny Appleseed isn’t just a figment of American folklore; he was an actual person. His real name was John Chapman. Born in 1774 in Pennsylvania, he became a pioneer nurseryman as an adult, establishing apple tree nurseries in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and other …

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Police Blotter: March 1-7, 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 1 An unknown person who likes crime continually unplugs shore power from boats in the marina …

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County issues $99.8 million in bonds

Contra Costa County has closed a $99,810,000 lease revenue bond transaction as the result of an innovative agreement with Wells Fargo Bank. Roughly $9.7 million will fund capital projects within the County’s health services department, including its hospital and clinic system.  The remaining $90.1 million will be used to refinance …

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Cuff & Collar …

Owner of Barrel Aged and Barrelista, Arash Pakzad, has opened yet another downtown eatery in Martinez – this time focusing on good home cooking. “Cuff & Collar” (pictured above) has opened in the former Boscoz Burgerz location at 1500 Pacheco Boulevard, just past the S curve near the courthouse. They …

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Renowned international dog trainer & veterinary wife call Martinez home

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Famous in the world of dog care and training, John and Kate O’Connor are one of Martinez’ best-kept secrets. John revealed some of his insights on dog training, based on lifelong work with canines that began in Ireland. With John’s award-winning dog training work in the Irish …

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Rotary Report: Bar Cava – a destination in downtown

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. Bar Cava is bringing a “big city” feel …

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Natural gas odors detected downtown

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Many throughout the downtown noticed the smell of natural gas late last week. The possible cause? An oil truck carrying the additive that gives natural gas its odor. Shell Martinez Refinery released a statement March 3 that Shell crews investigated both the refinery and the downtown overnight, …

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