Tag Archives: Martinez CA

Volleyball ousted in semi-finals

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It happened 55 miles away from it’s epicenter, but the dream season finally ended for the Bulldog boys. Their 3-0 loss to Leigh-San Jose marked the first time this season they lost a contest without getting at least a set win in three sets (they …

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Sophomores Rios & D’Atri battle to make a mark at NCS Meet of Champions

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The North Coast Section Meet of Champions was again held at the University of California at Berkeley’s famous yellow track this past Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28. Schools from the Bayshore, Coastal Mountain, Humboldt Del Norte and Valley conferences all attended …

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‘Students of Excellence’ awards ceremony honors 41 area youths

On Thursday, May 12, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) honored 41 high school students, representing 27 schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, with the Student of Excellence Award for their outstanding achievement in their CTE/ROP (Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program) classes. The celebrated students were each …

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News in Brief: School, memorial vandalized

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Black spray paint defaced a memorial at Howe and Old Orchard roads last week, destroying a picture of Martinez Junior High School student Jenna Betti, who was killed in a 2014 train accident near the area. According to Her Smile, an organization founded in Betti’s memory that …

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Police Blotter: May 21-25, 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. Saturday, May 21 At 3:30 a.m., it was discovered that a newspaper rack sitting in front of the …

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Mural complete …

The recently completed “Martinez Beavers” mural overlooking the footbridge near Creek Monkey Tap House on Escobar Street in downtown Martinez. The mural, commissioned by local beaver advocacy group Worth A Dam, began as a project to honor the memory of the Martinez beavers, who’d all but disappeared from local waters …

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News in Brief: Elderly woman suffers major injuries in car crash

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman suffered major injuries Tuesday afternoon when her vehicle veered from Highway 4 and traveled down an embankment, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials. Around 1 p.m. officers responded to a crash on eastbound Highway 4, near McEwen Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County. Upon …

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Arrest log: May 21-31, 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. • Travis York, 53, was arrested May 31 for allegedly taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. • Sean Finkelstine, …

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A ‘thank you’ from Alhambra’s boys volleyball team

Erin and Nader, Coach Peter Crowley here from the Alhambra High School Men’s Volleyball Team. I just wanted to take a moment now that our season is done and thank you and your staff (writer Gerardo Recinos and photographer Mark Fierner) for their excellent coverage of our team during our …

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News in Brief: Fourteen displaced in fire

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Over $500,000 in property damage occurred and 14 people were displaced when a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Arnold Drive near Morello Avenue early Tuesday morning. ConFire officials said they were able to save $756,000 in property, but that two units in the complex were …

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