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Martinez developer fined $11 million

An area home developer has been ordered to pay one of the largest fines in the Northern California U.S. District Court’s history after pleading guilty to bank fraud. Albert Seeno III, developer of “The Townhomes” just off Muir Station Road in Martinez, was ordered Dec. 8 to pay $3 million …

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Refinery flare a ‘Level 2’ event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A temporary power outage in part of the Martinez Shell Refinery Monday led to flaring, with possible health impacts to the community. The outage occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., after which the flare was activated to combust excess gas at the plant. The flare was visible from …

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Season of giving …

Alhambra athletes recently delivered over 100 toys to the Martinez Police Department, for children in need this holiday season. The toys were collected by the Alhambra Sports Boosters and Midnighters Car Club at last month’s Toys for Tots car show. Pictured from left are: Bri Perez, Jeremy Abraham, Wyatt Hammer, …

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Mayor’s Message: City looks forward to prosperous new year

By ROB SCHRODER Martinez Mayor As 2016 comes to a close, I have been looking back over the accomplishments of the last year and looking forward to 2017. After several years of interim city managers, Martinez had the good fortune of attracting one of the best and most seasoned city …

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McDonald and Eglite lead boys over Tennyson

Over the last three games the Bulldogs’ point differential against their opponents has only been +10, but despite that, all three have been wins. Life hasn’t been too easy for Alhambra’s boys. They hung on in a tough contest against Tennyson-Hayward on Thursday night, winning 53-48. But it took a …

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Dec. 23, 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 John Muir statue in …

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Modesto cruises to rout in Vacaville tourney

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune No one said it was going to be easy, but the road to reviving the boys basketball program has taken many unexpected twists in the last few months. Newly hired coach Chris Petiti has a long climb to bring the program back to its former …

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Dogs capitalize on strong first half in win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s boys basketball scratched off the first tally mark in the win column on Saturday morning to avoid coming in last place in their tournament in Vacaville. A nail-biter 61-58 win over Armijo-Fairfield on Dec. 10 allowed the Bulldogs to breathe a sigh of relief …

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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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