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Join the 47th annual Martinez Brickyard Race

Kevin Searles is preparing for his 5th time as Official Meet Director for the 47th annual Martinez to Port Costa “Brickyard Race” on Sunday, April 10. Searles, a former Humboldt State distance runner and the current College Park 3200 meter record holder, first ran the Brickyard 8-mile in 1972 as …

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Martinez Artist of the Week: B Jaxon

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune What makes your art unique? I work with multi-media. Primarily, projects I have been working on for the last few years are pencil graphic and charcoal portraits. My organization Muzick Communication Arts Media Organization, (http://www.themcamo.org) is to create a positive change through the arts. “A …

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This Week in History: Feb. 19-25

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Pacheco Tobacco Company opens Pacheco, 1874: The Pacheco Tobacco Company was incorporated, with a capital stock of $10,000, for the purpose of leasing or purchasing land, as well as curing and manufacturing tobacco. (CCCHS) Ferry Street Canteen closes Ferry Street in 1946: Next to the …

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Martinez resident allegedly commits suicide at local jail

Steven Payne found ‘unresponsive’ in cell; later perishes By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two investigations into a death stemming from an incident at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department’s main detention center in Martinez are in their early stages. At approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 2015, jail …

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Human trafficking ‘definitely happening in Martinez,’ officials say

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Human trafficking is not a problem limited to the grainy, dimly lit cable television news exposés in foreign lands or slick Hollywood dramas. It is in Contra Costa County’s backyard and it has been here for some time. A report presented Feb. 12 to the …

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Martinez woman charged in Christmas Eve hit-and-run

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a hit-and-run on Christmas Eve, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP). The incident occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. Emergency responders who arrived at the scene found an injured rider lying in the roadway. The motorist was …

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Survey provides ‘snapshot’ of Martinez

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez is to see where it’s going, it needs to understand where it’s been. That’s the thought behind a community survey that provides the Martinez City Council– both the current panel and those elected in the future – a look …

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A Martinez renaissance right before our eyes!

By HAMILTON FISH Special to the Tribune Martinez is entering a renaissance. Renaissance – literally a rebirth – a time of rapid change for the better. The point was driven home on a visit to San Francisco. It happened to be SantaCon day. There were thousands of folks dressed up …

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