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Flower festival at Sunol

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The hills are alive with wildflowers, and Sunol Regional Wilderness will highlight them during its annual Spring Wildflower Festival. It’s scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, and it’s bound to be a great show this year, thanks to all …

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Traffic stop nets drugs, gun, cash

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a young man, as well as the confiscation of drugs, a gun and narcotics-related paraphernalia Saturday. At approximately 1:48 a.m., Martinez Police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard. During this traffic stop, they contacted …

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‘The Lady Bulldogs’ basketball program is in very good hands’

Dear Editor: My wife Pat and I have been attending Alhambra High School sporting events for over 40 years. We began attending to watch our children play for various Alhambra teams many years ago, and more recently we have been coming to games to watch our grandchildren participate. Although we …

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Henderson responds to Craig’s Rotary Report

Dear Paul Craig: The part of you that I know is one of the highest quality persons to ever walk the open hallways of Main Street. However, you often hand down Zues-like edicts that are woefully uninformed. “Criminal Justice” is the only oxymoron that is also a junior college degree. …

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Architectural gem preserved – for now

Dear Friends of the 1903 County Jail in Martinez and to those folks who have recently discovered our Save the Jail effort. Thank you for wanting to know more about the status of this project. As the newly organized Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County is still very small, our limited …

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‘Martinez Open Space & Park Protection Committee’ launches Initiative

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new Initiative has been created by “Friends of Pine Meadow” and “Thousand Friends of Martinez” founders Tim Platt and Mark Thomson, along with Kerry Kilmer. The following was released Monday by the “Martinez Open Space and Park Protection Committee”: “The Martinez Open Space and Park Protection …

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Coffman, Rios & Tang medal at Oakland Relays

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs set out to Chabot College in Hayward last Saturday, March 25 for the Oakland Invitational Relays. Field events began at 8:30 a.m. with four attempts for each person. Running events started thirty minutes later at 9 p.m. As with several other meets, the …

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Woman struck by Amtrak train in downtown Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A woman was struck by a train while walking her dog in downtown Martinez Tuesday morning. According to Martinez Police, officers responded to the railroad tracks in the 400 block of Ferry Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, for a report of a person struck by …

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Park It: Scottish Fair at Ardenwood

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The pipes are calling and the clans will gather at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont on Saturday, April 1, for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair. Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District and the East Bay Scottish Association, the always-colorful event …

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