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New elect sworn in; Avila Farias retires term

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every chair was filled during the Wednesday meeting of the Martinez City Council, despite the absence of any pressing items on the agenda. Those in attendance were there to witness the swearing in ceremonies of new elects, and to support an outgoing councilmember. Following brief public comments, ...

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Police blotter: Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 2016

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, Nov. 30 Around 7 a.m., the driver of a Nissan Sentra with a lot of stickers on ...

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‘Crafty Ladies’ remember babies at Christmas

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Crafty Ladies of Martinez Masonic Lodge No. 41 “remember the babies” at their stated meetings in November and December. This annual collection of baby items supports the Newborn Infant Project at the Contra Costa Medical Center in Martinez. Merrel Antoneo, president, Laura Conyers, in-coming president and ...

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Dec. 9, 2016: 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! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the Peace Officer Monument on ...

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Beware poisonous mushrooms in area parks

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Due to the recent rains, the East Bay Regional Park District is seeing a surge in poisonous mushrooms growing in our parks. They’re reminding visitors that it’s illegal to collect mushrooms – or any plants – found in our parks, and pet owners especially should keep their ...

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Alhambra’s D’Atri places 11th at State Meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Alhambra high school junior Marissa D’Atri and Coach Angela Paradise made the three-hour trip to Fresno this past Friday, Nov. 25, for the 2016 California State Cross Country Championships just a few miles away at Woodward Park. For California runners, the most prestigious meet of ...

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Martinez displayed in new book

Think Northern California’s I-5 is a boring drive? Think again. Travel writing verges on pointillism in Kristin Henderson’s latest e-book: “Black Butte Buckhorn: The Sacramento Valley and Other Places of Grace” – currently ranking No. 3 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases in California Travel Guides.” The journey inward and outward ...

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Swett hangs on in tight contest against Bulldogs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Some nights everything you touch turns to gold, and some nights you can’t buy a basket. In their 58-53 loss to John Swett, Alhambra’s girls couldn’t buy a basket. The Lady Bulldog basketball took their first loss of the season against John Swett on Wednesday ...

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