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December 2016: Message from Chief of Police

BY MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Police Chief As we enter into the winter season we are keenly aware that auto burglaries, auto thefts, and even residential burglaries increase. We get more people visiting shopping centers and consequently, burglars use this to their advantage by breaking into cars. Some of the auto ...

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Berrellesa Bridge open to traffic

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Berrellesa Bridge was officially opened to traffic Tuesday after a ribbon cutting hosted by the City of Martinez. The 150 foot bridge links Berrellesa Street to a new Amtrak parking lot north of the Amtrak station. The additions mark the last phase of the Martinez Intermodal project ...

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Parking fees waived during holiday season

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Put away your coin purses Martinez. Parking meter fees throughout downtown will once again be suspended during the holiday season. Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, meters will be re-programmed and visitors to the downtown may park for free through Jan. 2. The Martinez City Council made a motion ...

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Martinez Police to host Community Police Academy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Police Department is offering their second Community Police Academy. The 10-week academy is an informative program designed to increase understanding of the police department’s operations and to allow community members the opportunity to interact with MPD personnel. Topics covered will include SWAT, K9 Program, Dispatch, narcotics, traffic ...

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Lady Dogs take first in Antioch Tournament

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s girls basketball team claimed a first place finish in the Antioch Tournament this past weekend, which also saw them push their winning streak to five games. Six after their win against Terra Linda on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs’ first win came on Dec. 8 ...

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Resolute defense holds on in tie with Northgate

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Resolute defending and virtually no attacking was the formula to the Alhambra boys soccer teams’ 0-0 draw with Northgate on Tuesday night, but given the pedigree of the opponent, that’s still a win. The Broncos are coming off a North Coast Section appearance last year, ...

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Alford nets a double in 3-0 win against Novato

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s varsity girls soccer team rebounded from a harsh loss in their last game with a commanding 3-0 win over Novato on Wednesday night. Coach Ed Marinelli made a couple of adjustments to his usual lineup he has deployed so far this season in the ...

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Dec. 16, 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 “elk” in front of ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Nov. 29 – Dec. 12, 2016

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. • Rick Duncan, 57, was arrested Dec. 12 on warrants or holds only. • Danny Brown, 55, was arrested Dec. 12 on ...

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