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    Trouble on the Waterfront …

    Around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (March 18), the driver of this Nissan Altima drove into wetlands at the Martinez Marina. According to an onlooker, the driver, a young female, refused to unlock the car...

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    National Park Service seeking members for Youth Corps

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir National Historic Site is seeking members for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program. YCC provides an outdoor work experience that is safe, educational, an...

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    Tribune Athlete of the Week: Tony Moore

    Alhambra High School junior Tony Moore (right) is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Dougherty Valley hosted their 4th annual swimming pentathlon this ...

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    Regional parks weather the storm

    By BEVERLY LANE Special to the Tribune Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Proba...

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    Martinez Arrest Log: March 15-20, 2017

    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. • Cla...

  • Alhambra junior Garrett Swartz makes a throw to first basemen Jordyn Eglite at first base in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 loss to Sonoma Valley on March 22. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Alhambra bats absent in 3-2 defeat

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune If we can gather a large enough group of people to do it, telling the varsity boys baseball team the game actually starts in the fifth inning might wake up the bats...

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    Peas in season, available fresh at farmers market

    “How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickinson Spring is here in all its glory. The hills are green, the flowers are blooming, and spring produce is in abundance at your farmers’ market...

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    St. Baldrick’s …

    Volunteers shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, held last Sunday, March 19, 2017, in downtown Martinez. Hundreds came out to support ...

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    Lioness Club to host fashion show fundraiser

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at noon at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year ...

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    School orchard …

    School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has o...

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Giants poised for another Championship run

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BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER As they prepare to return to the field for the first time since their heartbreaking collapse against the Cubs in the NLDS, the San Francisco Giants appear to have addressed their biggest weakness with the signing of free-agent closer Mark Melancon. The question is whether it will ...

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Liberty Lions beat Bulldog boys in three tense sets

Alhambra sophomore Morgan Wilson goes up high for the kill in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 loss to the Liberty Lions on March 16, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog boys were running a four-game losing streak at the time (it’s now and eight-game losing run) but their most recent 3-0 loss was competitive. In their loss to the Liberty Lions on Thursday, March 16, the Bulldog boys lost in straight sets, but ...

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Alhambra successfully hosts first DAL dual

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Just four days after the Martinez Relays, the Bulldog track team hosted another meet on their home turf this past Wednesday, March 15, against Berean Christian and Ygnacio Valley High Schools. The meet got started at 3:30 p.m. with the 4×100 relays, where Alhambra won ...

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Bulldog boys tennis takes down Clayton

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the first time so far this league campaign, the varsity boys tennis team won their second consecutive match when they beat Clayton Valley on March 16. Number one singles player Nick Atencio had a most unusual match for him. He was clearly the stronger ...

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Wondrusch medals twice at Eddie Hart

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune A small group of Alhambra track and field athletes made the 20 minute drive to Pittsburg High School last Saturday, March 18, for the 4th annual Eddie Hart Invitational. Hart, who is the 1972 4×100 meter relay Olympic gold medalist (and Pittsburg graduate), was in ...

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Park It: Cleaning up at Tilden Regional Park

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune There’s lots of variety in the free public programs scheduled in coming days at Tilden Nature area near Berkeley. First on the agenda is “Soapy Suds, DIY Cleaning Supplies,” from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, hosted by interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker. ...

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Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month proclaimed in Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation during their last meeting to observe Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, part of a statewide effort to draw attention to an epidemic that causes thousands of deaths nationwide every year. Also Tuesday, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) ...

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Carjacking reported on Blue Ridge, Roanoke drives

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle was stolen by force and the suspect apprehended Monday, according to Martinez Police. Around 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, a Martinez Police officer was on patrol in the area of Blue Ridge and Roanoke drives when flagged down by a citizen. The citizen reported their ...

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