Saturday , December 10 2016


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Light parade, other activities a ‘frolicking good time’


By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If there is a national war on Christmas, someone forgot to tell Martinez. The town’s downtown streets were alive with Yuletide spirit last Friday at the Martinez Holiday Frolic and Light Parade. Martinez Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said the event “was a ...

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Bulldogs and Hornets battle to draw

Alhambra sophomore Sam Pearson marks her player in the Bulldogs’ 0-0 draw at Alameda on Dec. 5, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When a team scores in abundance sometimes the trivial thing to say is usually something along the lines of, “make sure you save some for the next game.” But dad jokes aside, when two teams show up on a pitch and one doesn’t seem all ...

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Strong defense by Dogs stymies Freedom shooters

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune A lot can change in a week. In Alhambra’s loss to John Swett, nothing fell for them. On Tuesday night, it was the opponent who couldn’t convert if the rim was the size of a beach ball. The Lady Bulldogs basketball teams’ 51-26 win against ...

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Garcia tops Bulldog efforts at Faultline Dual Meet with 4-0 day

Sophomore Sam Amadeo pins his opponent in the Novice Tournament on Dec. 2, 2016, at Campolindo High School. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers had a busy weekend, starting with the novice tournament on Dec. 2, and continuing with the Faultline Dual Meet in Larkspur the following day. At the Novice Tournament, hosted by Campolindo, the 10 Diablo Athletic League school’s sent their youngsters to do battle ...

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Schilz: DA should resign after campaign fund indiscretion

Did you see the headline “‘Embarrassed’ Contra Costa District Attorney Fined For Breaking Law… Mark Peterson admits spending $66K of campaign funds for his own personal use.”? Our County’s top law enforcement officer feels he’s above the law and willfully uses monies he KNOWS can’t be used for personal purposes ...

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Regarding the Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse fire

We are devastated that this happened, and our hearts go out to the victims, families of the victims of this fire and to the responders who continue to deal with this incident on a daily basis. In our nation’s history, there have been many fire incidents that have shocked us. ...

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District Attorney reaches agreement regarding misuse of campaign funds

District Attorney Mark Peterson. (CCC BAR ASSOCIATION / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An apparent agreement has been reached between Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) over Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds. According to the FPPC, which regulates campaign finance and governmental ethics, Peterson made approximately 600 personal expenditures from  his campaign ...

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Alhambra Drum Major selected for New Year’s Parade in London, England

Jadee Jianoran (center), 16, of Alhambra High School. (ON FILE)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Assistant Drum Major of Alhambra High School, Jadee Jianoran, is heading to London, England, this holiday season to represent Martinez in one of the world’s largest parades. She’ll join more than 8,500 performers representing over 20 countries to march from the London Ritz Hotel through Piccadilly Circus, ...

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Northgate snatches a late winner in combative match

Alhambra senior goalkeeper Nicki Rucki takes a free kick in Northgate territory. The captain scored off a rebounded free kick from 30 yards out in the 2-1 loss on Dec. 7, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune An injury-time winner snatched a share of the result for the Lady Bulldog soccer team on Wednesday night in Walnut Creek. The result was a bit unfair for the combative contest. Northgate certainly had their chances, and took them, but Alhambra created enough to at ...

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New elect sworn in; Avila Farias retires term

Mayor Rob Schroder (at left) presents Councilmember AnaMarie Avila Farias with an engraved crystal vase as her children look on. Avila Farias received the vase during the Dec. 7, 2016, meeting of the Martinez City Council, in recognition of her public service. The evening marked Avila Farias’ last time on the dais, this term, as a retiring councilmember. (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Every chair was filled during the Wednesday meeting of the Martinez City Council, despite the absence of any pressing items on the agenda. Those in attendance were there to witness the swearing in ceremonies of new elects, and to support an outgoing councilmember. Following brief public comments, ...

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