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Martinez, California is located in Contra Costa County. Zip codes in Martinez, CA include 94553. The median home price in Martinez is $435,000 which is roughly $302/per square foot. More Martinez information.

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3 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Martinez, Pittsburg educators are Contra Costa County Teachers of Year

A middle school English educator and high school automotive technology instructor are Contra Costa County's 2014 Teachers of the Year. Elizabeth Lanfranki, who is beginning her fourth year of teaching at Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High in Pittsburg, and Brian Wheeler, who is starting his fifth year of teaching at Alhambra High in Martinez, were selected from among four finalists based on speeches, classroom visits and application packets.

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6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Martinez police report: Man arrested for carrying concealed weapon

At 3:46 a.m., a 24-year-old-woman and a 48-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at Monterey Avenue and Lemon Street. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported on Barber Lane at 10:51 a.m. that bank card information was stolen and used to make multiple purchases.

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10 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Alhambra High's Michael Viano takes 10th at the Ed Sias Invitational

Alhambra High's Michael Viano runs uphill during the boys varsity small school race of the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez on Sept. 14. Viano placed 10th to pace the Bulldogs.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Martinez: March death of Alamo man in county jail deemed suicide

A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Crude-by-rail: One federal inspector oversees all California's railroad bridges, no state oversight

A truck drives underneath the Muir Trestle Bridge located at Alhambra Avenue and Highway 4 in Martinez, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. As concerns grow over aging rail infrastructure, earthquake readiness and a dramatic increase in crude oil shipments by train, state railroad regulators are scrambling to hire their first-ever railroad bridge inspectors -- two of them.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

RecordNET

Martinez: Spanish language a key to progress

They foolishly believed they were bringing their culture into the 21st century via their accomplishments. This was concerning because none spoke Spanish, nor saw language as an integral part of their culture.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez, Pittsburg educators are Contra Costa County Teachers of Year

A middle school English educator and high school automotive technology instructor are Contra Costa County's 2014 Teachers of the Year. Elizabeth Lanfranki, who is beginning her fourth year of teaching at Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High in Pittsburg, and Brian Wheeler, who is starting his fifth year of teaching at Alhambra High in Martinez, were selected from among four finalists based on speeches, classroom visits and application packets.

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SFGate

Alamo man sentenced for neighbor's death after altercation

Michael Littman , 60, had originally been charged with murdering his neighbor, 59-year-old Doris Penico. In January, after deliberating for several days, a Contra Costa County Superior Court jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter, assault and stalking.

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KTVU Oakland

March death of Alamo man in county jail deemed suicide

A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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Patch.com

Have Your Say in Spending Parks Bond Money

Bond Oversight Committee : one member from active youth sports group; one member from the Martinez Community Swim Team, one from the Friends of the Library, one from the Park, Recreation, Marina, & Cultural Commission; and two members at large. Will oversee the financial aspects of the $30 million parks bonds passed by the voters November 2008.

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Examiner.com

Filming TV series & feature films in Martinez, Crockett, Port Costa and Benecia

Martinez allows filmmakers to go back in time because of its historic downtown, landmark buildings, undeveloped hillsides, historic cemetery, and the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline. Now there is a developing TV series and a feature film that are set in modern times but the lead characters have flashbacks to different points in time throughout Martinez's history.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejo A&E Source Restaurants: Sac's Tasty Hot Dogs

Sac's Tasty Hot Dogs has been a landmark eatery in Vallejo since 1976. Every day you can drive past the storefront and see a line of hungry patrons extending out onto the sidewalk.

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Patch.com

Next Production for The Onstage Repertory Theatre performing at the Campbell Theater in Martinez

"A FAMILIAR VISAGE", a new play written and directed by Edwin Peabody makes it's debut on Friday September 19 at the Campbell Theater in Martinez. Peabody based his play on three plays by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Public meetings

The City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Hoyer Hall of the Clayton Community Library.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Romantic comedy 'Beau Jest' through weekend

"Beau Jest," a sweet romantic comedy not often performed in this area, receives a solid production by Onstage Repertory Theatre Company under Helen Means' astute direction.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez: Downtown walk, Waterfront Park festivities support recovery from alcohol and drug addiction

The 10th annual Recovery Walk will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 to support Contra Costa residents who are overcoming addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

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ClayCord.com

ALERT: Community Warning System Sirens Will Go Off at 11am in Pleasant Hill & Martinez

If you hear sirens or get a phone call today at 11am, don't worry, it's just a test of the community warning system.

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Inside Bay Area

Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Blue Star Moms care packages,...

The Contra Costa Blue Star Moms are mustering donations for "Care Packages for our Troops," to be mailed in time for Christmas.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez school board inches toward Vicente Briones school site

The Martinez Unified School District postponed a decision on minutes reporting and inched toward establishing the Susana Street school district maintenance yard as an alternate site for construction of a new Vicente-Martinez/Briones School campus.

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Contra Costa Times

Visiting hours restored to seven days a week at John Muir home in Martinez

Local National Park personnel have a renewed opportunity to pique the curiosity of elementary school-age children about the life of a famed naturalist, or about the many women who worked in the munitions plants during World War II.

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