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D’Atri sets second best ever school time at State Meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune Alhambra High School sophomore Marissa D’Atri represented the Bulldog cross country team at the CIF State Championships last Saturday, Nov. 28. Since 1987, Woodward Park in Fresno has hosted the State Meet. This year marked the 29th annual Championships at the same location. …

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School responds after Martinez student dies from gunshot wound

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A shooting victim found dead Tuesday, Dec. 1, in a Concord park has been identified as Luis Estrada, 16, of Martinez, said Concord Police Cpl. Christopher Blakely, who called his death a homicide. Estrada was a junior at Vicente Martinez High School, Martinez Unified …

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Kyle Busch wins race & Cup Championship

By DONNA-BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Kyle Busch started the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in Halifax Hospital. While his colleagues were fighting to win the Daytona 500 in Florida, Busch was starting his own battle, just to get back into the Joe Gibbs No. 18 Toyota. In an effort that …

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D’Atri qualifies for CIF State meet in Fresno

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune More than 90 schools sent their best runners to the 2015 North Coast Section Championships at Hayward High School last Saturday, Nov. 21. Hayward has a long history of championship races, dating back to 1999. Throughout the years the distance has remained the …

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County takes next step in jail demolition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has taken its latest step in its quest to demolish the old county jail that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The county has published a notice of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a …

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Alhambra student to build grandfather clock

Students learn woodworking at Alhambra High under tutelage of Mr. Jay Heeb By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Matthew Webb’s interest in woodworking began when he was in sixth grade. As a Martinez Junior High School student, he heard about his school’s woodshop class, and thought he’d …

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Las Juntas considers sistering with school in Benxi, China

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Las Juntas Elementary School could use a “sister,” two educators have suggested to the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education. It would be the first time the MUSD will participate in the sister school program. The sister would be a bilingual school …

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Alhambra High students experience ‘Arrive Alive’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A two-day program at Alhambra High School is endeavoring to prevent its students from becoming part of a tragic set of statistics. The program is called “Arrive Alive,” and that’s its goal – helping young motorists reach their destination instead of …

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Marines, community partner for toy drive

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents have nine spots where they can drop off toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that tries to assure that no child wakes up Christmas morning without a gift to unwrap, Sgt. Andrew J. Harris …

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