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Martinez places 6th in Cool California Challenge

Martinez remained a strong competitor throughout the 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge thanks to the sustainability efforts of participating Martinez households. Collectively, actions taken by participating households in all 22 cities are leading to savings of approximately 5,638 metric tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of removing more than 2,500 homes ...

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Arrest log: June 27 – July 5, 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 June 27 on warrants or holds only. • Rebecca Sanchez, 51, was arrested June ...

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Aerial crews involved in extinguishing Rankin Fire

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A brush fire scorched five acres near downtown Martinez late Wednesday afternoon before local fire personnel got the upper hand. Despite having the fire contained by 5 p.m., three engines were on the scene all night long to knock down flare-ups at ...

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Fireworks banned locally

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Save the rocket’s red glare to the professionals is the mantra of law enforcement and county fire district officials as the July 4 holiday nears. Typical fireworks problems in the past have included aerial skyrockets of varying sizes, from bottle rockets to ...

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Fire sparks near Rankin Park

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A brush fire broke out Wednesday afternoon near Rankin Park in downtown Martinez, threatening several residences. The fire was first reported at 3:51 p.m. in the 100 block of Buckley Street, and climbed its way up the Alhambra Hills for several hours, ...

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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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