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Police blotter: Aug. 24-30, 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, Aug. 24 At 5:44 a.m., a man and woman were reportedly yelling and screaming at each other ...

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City goes greener …

The City has installed new recycle bins with padlocks throughout the city. However, they had to make small adjustments to the size of the center holes to allow for cans and bottles but deter other trash. (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Birds of Martinez …

Among the most elegant of the herons, the Snowy Egret (pictured above) is just one of many bird species that has made Martinez its home. Here they are seen foraging in the shallows at the Martinez Marina. The Snowy Egret’s plumes once fetched high prices in the fashion industry, endangering ...

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Female escapee eludes capture

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The search for an escapee near the area of the Martinez Detention Facility in downtown Martinez was called off shortly after it began last Friday. Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the Martinez Police Department (MPD) sent out an alert it was assisting in the apprehension of ...

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State test scores improve for students in Contra Costa County

State standardized test results for students in Contra Costa County show increases in both math and English Language Arts (ELA), according to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results released by the California Department of Education. This year marks the second administration of the statewide assessment, replacing ...

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Homeless Outreach program launches

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Homeless Outreach Services (HOS), replacing the former Central County Homeless Outreach run by Doug Stewart, began providing services Thursday, Sept. 1. The services range from assistance with obtaining shelter, supplies and rides to public transit hubs and multi-service centers. According to a release by the Martinez Police ...

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Bulldogs blitzed in opening night loss to Acalanes

There were a lot of questions being asked before the Bulldogs and Dons kicked off the 2016-2017 football season on Friday night, but there would be even more after the final buzzer sounded. The Aug. 26 loss to the Dons was a wash. Acalanes dominated in every facet of the ...

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Bulldogs look to capitalize in season of change

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra Football has endured many changes over its decades as a program, but this season especially will be all about change. The first and biggest change will be the inception of a new league. The Diablo Athletic League is a 16-team super-conference with two conferences ...

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Occupied police vehicle rammed during pursuit

A traffic stop turned into a dramatic pursuit last Friday, ending with an occupied Martinez Police vehicle being rammed. At about 1:14 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, an MPD officer made a traffic stop on a pickup truck in the area of Robinson Street and Alhambra Avenue. The truck yielded briefly ...

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