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Alhambra girls win Jamboree; 11th in a row

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It was clear from the get go that Friday night’s championship game of the West Coast Jamboree Quartz bracket was not going to go the rest of the tournament had gone for the Lady Bulldogs. There was no 30-point plus win, but the Bulldog girls ...

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DA, weed, Pine Meadow, marijuana & beavers – oh my!

UPDATE: The FPPC will meet Jan. 19 to re-visit possibly imposing a $45,000 fine on Contra Costa County District Attorney, Mark Peterson. By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson is still in hot water over the misuse of $66,373 in campaign funds, but that water ...

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Jan. 6, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Maui Waui & Cocoa Nut Stout

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Maui Waui IPA, 6.5 percent ABV, Altamont Brewing Company, Livermore, California The pour isn’t very impressive, but that is OK because my interest quickly gets intercepted by the nose scent of tropical and rare Citrus flavors. The body is thin so it goes ...

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Police Blotter: Dec. 28, 2016 – Jan. 3, 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, Dec. 28 A Date Street resident hired a dog sitter while she went out of town. The ...

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Collision at I-680 interchange claims life of two Martizians

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A single vehicle collision near a tricky intersection in Martinez has taken the life of two local residents. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), at about 9:57 a.m. last Friday, Dec. 30, emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle having collided with a concrete divider. ...

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German artist to showcase work at local gallery, Main Street Arts

MARTINEZ, Calif. – California-based German artist Tina Pressler will be showcasing her work at the new Main Street Arts gallery beginning next week. Pressler has collaborated with numerous artists in Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the U.S., with some of her prints coming available at the popular home decor store, Pottery ...

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Man dies in Martinez jail; Sheriff to hold inquest

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In accordance with the Contra Costa County Chiefs’ of Police Association Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston will hold an in-quest into the death of Alexander Guzman Legaspi. This incident occurred on June 23, 2016, in Contra Costa County. The proceedings will convene on ...

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Martinez animal shelter receives 33 dogs Jan. 3

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Overcrowding at Contra Costa County Animal Services is always a problem, but the issue was made significantly worse Tuesday, Jan. 3, when 33 dogs came into the Martinez shelter. A post on Smart Paws Pet Resources’ Facebook page showed nine dogs crowded into one kennel at the ...

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