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Squirrel!

Tribune contributor John Grubka captured this curious fellow while on Docent duty during the Historic Home Tour in Martinez this past weekend. The tour featured a garden where rescued wildlife are rehabilitated. (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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Bulldog runners keep up hot start to season with more medal wins

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Alhambra cross country runners made the short drive over to Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley for the 2016 Peter Brewer Invitational. A total of 27 schools participated in the meet, including the Bulldogs’ new Diablo Athletic League rival teams Berean Christian and Northgate, both …

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Fire breaks out at county hospital

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A fire broke out at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) last Friday, forcing the evacuation of two floors of the hospital. Just after 2 p.m. on Oct. 7, firefighters responded to the complex at 2500 Alhambra Ave. The first and second floors of the hospital were …

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Vote-by-mail program expands

Contra Costa residents will find it easier to vote in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election, as the Contra Costa Elections Office once again partners with local agencies to provide convenient “CoCo Vote-N-Go” drop off locations, prior to and on Election Day. There are six new drop-off locations in Contra …

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Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez is this artwork displayed? 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 at http://martineztribune.com. The winner will be announced in the next edition. Good luck! (“MAN ABOUT …

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First DAL dual meet goes off at Hidden Valley

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Bulldog Cross Country team competed at the first dual meet of the season at Martinez’s Hidden Valley Park on Center Avenue. For over 10 years, Alhambra High School was included as part of the Diablo Foothill Athletic League (Miramonte, Campolindo, …

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Seven Bulldogs earn medals at Half Moon Bay

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs stopped by Half Moon Bay High School for the 45th annual Artichoke Invitational this past Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. While the Artichoke is mainly a Central Coast Section meet, it is a longtime Alhambra tradition going back to the 1990s. Unlike most other …

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Winter bocce back at Nor Cal Courts

About a year ago, the principal owners of Nor Cal Courts opened a piece of their facility to house the ever popular bocce competitors that Martinez is famous for. Last seasons inaugural campaign was so successful that it would have been impossible to not do it again. Martinez is home …

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Rick Hocker: A beautiful ache

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune In continuing my theme on God’s love, I asked myself, “What situation most profoundly impacted me with a deeper understanding of God’s love?” The event that comes to mind was an unusual and memorable experience. It happened during a private time of silent …

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You’re welcome, Mr. Kaepernick

By MICHAEL GOFF Recently an op-ed article was published in the West Hawaii Today (Sept. 2) by self-avowed liberal progressive Elizabeth Thompson. Ms. Thompson defends the backup quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, who sits during the national anthem in protest and who feels, “he cannot honor a flag with …

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