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Park It: Farewell to the Monarchs

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The monarch butterfly winter convention at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is winding down, and the park naturalists have scheduled some farewell programs illustrating the beautiful insects’ life cycle. Hundreds of the butterflies have clustered in the park’s eucalyptus groves for the past …

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Bulldog grapplers meet up with Clayton Valley

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers were once again at the mercy of their small side in their dual meet loss to Clayton Valley. But in contested matches, the Bulldogs will have been pleased with their six wins  and four losses. The matches were starting to ebb toward the …

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Feb. 3, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed Bagel Street Cafe in the Knob Hill …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 24-25, 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. • Kurt Kaumans, 50, was arrested Jan. 24 for alleged burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Tyler Lewis, …

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Alhambra winning streak snapped at 14

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After nearly two months of winning, the Lady Bulldog basketball team had an unprecedented streak of 14-straight wins across 51 days. That streak was broken last Friday, Jan. 20. For only the second time this season, Alhambra’s girls lost. The 66-50 loss on the road …

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Alhambra girls rebound after losing streak with road win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For teams that come off of long winning streaks, there is one surefire cure to getting back on track: winning the next game. It can be a shock to the system to lose after a winning streak, especially one that lasted 51 days. But with …

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Rick Hocker: ‘Are you good enough for God?’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune Are you good enough for God? How good must one be to please God? How do you know if God is pleased with you? Does going to church earn us points with God? By the way, going to church isn’t one of the …

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Lessons at the City level …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune LAST WEEK’S (Jan. 18) City Council meeting was brutal, lasting till nearly 2 a.m. As the hours ticked on, I became so frustrated by what I perceived to be a total waste of time that I actually called out “Time?” after one man decided his …

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