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Alhambra boys fade after strong start at home

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Over the past two games the Bulldogs have made some improvements over their deficiencies from the earlier part of the season. But they still lacked a little extra, and were beaten by Concord High for the second time this season Tuesday night. The 54-48 loss …

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Chief’s Message: February report focuses on vehicle thefts

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police I wanted to focus this newsletter on the increase in auto thefts we have seen over the last few months. One of the most commonly stolen vehicles has been the Ford F series trucks, both the F-250 and the F-350. It appears that …

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‘Why is council not respecting will of people?’

In the November 2016 election Martinez voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 64 (Legalizing Recreational Cannabis). According to the County Election Department, the Martinez vote was 63 percent to 37 percent to approve the proposition. So why is the City Council not respecting the loud voice of their constituents? The Council is …

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Record rainfall recorded

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Flood Control District (CCCFCD) announced Wednesday the 2016-2017 rain season has set a record. “At our office in Martinez, we recorded more total rain fall for this time in the season than ever before!” the CCCFCD reported. The wettest year previously recorded was …

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New Martinez Rotary inductees …

City Councilmember Lara DeLaney (second from left), and Martinez Unified School District Superintendent CJ Cammack (fourth from left), are the newest members of Martinez Rotary. DeLaney was educated at UC Santa Cruz and received an advanced degree in policy from the University of Chicago. She loves tennis and skiing. Cammack …

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Police search for missing man

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Police are searching for a missing 20-year-old after his car, cell phone and prescription glasses were found in Martinez Friday. Dominick Williams is described as 5 feet, five inches tall, 137 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His car was found near the Marina Vista Avenue …

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Martinez joins new homeless outreach effort

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez and Pleasant Hill will soon share a full-time outreach team to connect with homeless residents as part of a new Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) plan to more efficiently deliver services to the county’s homeless community. The cities agreed in January to fund the cost of …

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Alhambra girls see off Campo on Senior Night

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune A pair of second-half goals by two Alhambra juniors helped the team get their 10th win of the season, and has all but secured the Bulldogs second place league finish. After a 3-2 loss the last time the Lady Dogs faced Campo two weeks ago, …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 25-29, 2017

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. • Betty Demuro, 44, was arrested Jan. 25 for allegedly disobeying a domestic relations court order. • Desi Johnston, 24, was arrested …

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Martinez Police Blotter: Feb. 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, Feb. 1 In the Muir Station parking lot at 5:22 a.m., a man wearing a burgundy hoodie …

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