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Young Bulldogs struggle with Campo

Alhambra senior Andrew Olvera is one of only two players returning to the Bulldog volleyball team after the NCS title winning season last year. Olvera and the Bulldogs lost 3-0 to Campolindo on March 7, 2017. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The defending North Coast Section champion Bulldogs hosted the team they beat in the semi-finals on Tuesday night. But there was a big difference between the team that won last season, and the team that fell in straight sets on March, 7. Only two players ...

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Fire Marshall on fire extinguisher use

Fire extinguishers are helpful for immediate use on small fires. It’s important to understand that with proper training and education, fire extinguishers can save lives and property. Below you will read about how to choose the proper fire extinguisher, how to use it, and how to keep it maintained. Remember, ...

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Johnny Appleseed Day approaches

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Johnny Appleseed isn’t just a figment of American folklore; he was an actual person. His real name was John Chapman. Born in 1774 in Pennsylvania, he became a pioneer nurseryman as an adult, establishing apple tree nurseries in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and other ...

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County issues $99.8 million in bonds

Contra Costa County has closed a $99,810,000 lease revenue bond transaction as the result of an innovative agreement with Wells Fargo Bank. Roughly $9.7 million will fund capital projects within the County’s health services department, including its hospital and clinic system.  The remaining $90.1 million will be used to refinance ...

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Cuff & Collar …


Owner of Barrel Aged and Barrelista, Arash Pakzad, has opened yet another downtown eatery in Martinez – this time focusing on good home cooking. “Cuff & Collar” (pictured above) has opened in the former Boscoz Burgerz location at 1500 Pacheco Boulevard, just past the S curve near the courthouse. They ...

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Natural gas odors detected downtown


MARTINEZ, Calif. – Many throughout the downtown noticed the smell of natural gas late last week. The possible cause? An oil truck carrying the additive that gives natural gas its odor. Shell Martinez Refinery released a statement March 3 that Shell crews investigated both the refinery and the downtown overnight, ...

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