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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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Bulldogs win big over Terra Linda; extend winning streak to six

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It hasn’t happened in quite some time, and there’s no doubt that any of the girls on the court have experienced it yet in a Bulldog shirt. But everything is coming up gold at the moment for the Lady Bulldog basketball team. Currently the proud …

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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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Martinez Police Blotter: Dec. 7-12, 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, Dec. 7 A man in sweats was blocking traffic by acting erratically on Alhambra Avenue 1:14 a.m. …

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City buckles down on marijuana cultivation in response to Prop 64

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council Wednesday night approved the extension of urgency ordinances pertaining to marijuana cultivation after the passage of Proposition 64, which legalized the use of marijuana to persons over the age of 21 in California. The extension further imposes a moratorium on the outdoor cultivation of non-medical …

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