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Noralea Gipner files papers for Martinez City Council run

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a release sent by Noralea Gipner. Also entering the race this week is attorney Courtney Masella-O’Brien. Look for updates on the candidates in future editions of the Tribune. Noralea Gipner filed her papers to run for Martinez City Council, and said she is running to …

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Beaver Fever …

This beavermobile (for lack of a better term) was a hit scooting around at the 9th annual Beaver Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The theme of this year’s free festival was “Ecosystem Engineers,” and featured over 40 environmental exhibits, live music, and lots of fun learning activities for people …

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Pedestrian killed on Port Chicago Highway

On person is dead and another under investigation after an automobile struck a pedestrian Monday morning. At 7:42 a.m. Aug. 8, 2016, Concord Police received a report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Pacheco Street and Port Chicago Highway. Patrol and on-duty traffic unit officers, as well as …

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Plan for new County Administration building in the works; options still unclear

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Downtown Martinez will be in for a major overhaul in the near future, says Supervisor Federal Glover. “The County is looking to replace our administration building and we prefer to remain in the downtown area.” The process began with a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for architects, engineers …

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A quick look at who’s entered the local political arena

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The deadline is Aug. 12 for candidates to formally file papers for the General Election this November, and races are now setting up for seats on both the Martinez City Council and the Martinez Unified School District Board. In the case of …

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Police blotter: Aug. 3-8, 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. 3 Around 2 a.m., the Berrellesa Street train crossing arms that stop traffic were in disarray. …

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Todd Billeci selected as Chief of Probation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the County Administrator’s selection of Todd Billeci to serve as the Chief of Probation. Billeci, who previously was the Assistant County Probation Officer, was recognized by the Board of Supervisors for the significant contributions he has already made to …

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Martinez family stays positive, despite unimaginable tragedy

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez family has undergone one of the worst trials imaginable this year with both a young mother and father suffering brain hemorrhages. Now with surgery looming, friends of the couple are hoping the community will pull together to help the family. …

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City Council brings sales tax measure to voters

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – With the Martinez City Council’s 4-0 formal blessing last week to move forward with placing a .50 percent sales tax for roadwork and street maintenance before the voters on the November 8 General Election ballot, the next step is to approve an …

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Arrest log: July 31 – Aug. 9, 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. • Sierra Hull, 33, was arrested July 31 for warrants or holds only. • Jesse Ortega, 29, was arrested Aug. …

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