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Doug Stewart passing on torch for Homeless Outreach

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Like a postal carrier, Doug Stewart has ventured out on the coldest, hottest and wettest nights to make his rounds around Martinez and 16 other communities that dot Contra Costa County. His customers don’t have addresses. They are the homeless. Some have …

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Library program filling minds & stomachs

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Library’s Lunch at the Library program continues next week with Mayor Rob Schroder and Police Chief Manjit Sappal scheduled to serve as special guest readers. The local lunch program is designed to combat hunger and fill the summer nutrition gap …

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Tesoro grants city $90,000 to fund Homeless Outreach

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City of Martinez has funded homeless advocacy programs designed to provide essential resources to the community’s most vulnerable population since 2011. This work was jeopardized, however, when Contra Costa Homeless Outreach announced it would be discontinuing operations June 30.   That all changed when Tesoro refinery announced …

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New officers sworn in; two canines to be added to patrol

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police Swearing in ceremony We added to our staff this month, with the hiring of another police officer, Eric Broussard, who was sworn in on April 18, 2016. Officer Broussard recently graduated from the police academy and we welcome him to the City of …

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Chief speaks on academy, Lt. Roth’s training, crime & more

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police On Jan. 11 we kicked off our first 10 week Community Police Academy with 24 participants that will be exposed to a variety of information about the Martinez Police Department and the services that we provide. We had a great group attend and …

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Subcomittee considers medical marijuana ordinances

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Marijuana cultivation faces another city choice of banishment or regulation. Martinez will also need to choose whether or not to ban or regulate medical cannabis delivery services. From a legal standpoint, if the city were to ban cultivation, the state law that …

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Rotary Report: A partnership that works

In Martinez, people know each other. We have strong personal networks that work. There are lots of benefits. An important one is keeping us safe. Our new police Chief Manjit Sappal considers trust and working together with the community as his most important jobs. His office door is open. Martinez …

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Community leaders share resolutions

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Resolutions abound each Jan. 1 as the turning of the calendar brings new opportunities for a fresh start. The proverbial do over. Like Time Magazine found its survey of Americans, local officials also voiced a desire to “live a healthier lifestyle” in …

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Tolliver named MPD Employee of Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shelley Tolliver says she loves her job with Martinez Police Department, although the police assistant’s work doesn’t always make other people happy. Among her tasks is handing out tickets when motorists have failed to keep parking meters fed. She also oversees …

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Officer Dirk Miller named Martinez’s Officer of the Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 14-year veteran of Martinez Police Department (MPD) has been named Officer of the Year by Police Chief Manjit Sappal. Officer Dirk Miller received his chief’s praise for his communication skills, among other abilities. “Officer Miller has been an asset to …

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