Tag Archives: Martinez CA

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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Former Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff allegedly tied to Oakland sex scandal

A former Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff’s role in the sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department is part of an on-going internal affairs probe by Contra Costa County officials. Former Deputy Sheriff Ricardo Perez resigned last week while the subject of investigation into sexual misconduct. While no …

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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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Firms sought for new county admin building, emergency op center

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune The initial step for new facilities is underway as Contra Costa County officials are now awaiting information from prospective firms that wish to take on upwards of two different future projects for the County. A two- to three-week review process by a committee will then …

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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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American Association of University Women grants local scholarships

MARTINEZ, Calif. – At the Pleasant Hill-Martinez American Association of University Women (AAUW) June Brunch, college scholarship and Tech Trek camp awards were presented to nine students from local schools. It is the mission of AAUW to break down barriers for women and girls by promoting education and supporting their …

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Otters swim to success in first dual meet of season

By LAUREL PUREWAL Special to the Tribune On Wednesday, June 15, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters swam in their first dual meet of the swim season against the Las Trampas Seahorses. The meet was at the Las Trampas Pool on a chilly Wednesday evening. Despite the cold, the …

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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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