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Lady Bulldogs rout Newark 14-1

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In the first two years of John Sasaki’s time at the helm of the Lady Bulldog lacrosse program, the team had won a total of four games. Last season the team matched that total in a full season. And now, with five games having been …

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Grinch responds to Rishell’s letter

Dear Mr. Rishell, Thank you for illustrating my point so beautifully (see the March 4-10, 2016 edition). All that yapping about bees buzzing, feasting off organically grown fruit in the garden … going “paleo.” Your letter reminded me of the old radio broadcasts, full of metaphors and sound effects. Only …

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Pleasant Hill business joins effort to raise funds for young cancer survivor

Our neighbors in Pleasant Hill are reaching out to help Melody Massuk, the 4-year-old Martinez girl recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. When Martinez residents told their employer at Melo’s Pizza & Pasta about Massuk, the manager offered to help fundraise, giving a percentage of sales to help fund Melody’s …

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Miramonte High comes out on top in Contra Costa Mock Trials

By JONATHAN B. LANCE After a number of speeches made by coaches and individual awards were presented to exceptionally performing students, the 35th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial awards ceremony concluded with the naming of this year’s championship team: Miramonte High (Orinda). Miramonte beat Acalanes High Feb. …

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Rotary Report: ‘What can be done about the mentally ill?’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Elizabeth Koehler-Pentakoff is one of Martinez’s best-known writers. Her latest book has lessons for all of us. “The Missing Kennedy” is the story of Rosemary Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy. Rosemary was born in 1918, with intellectual disabilities. Despite the best …

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Woman killed in Pacheco Boulevard collision

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a Wednesday morning traffic collision on Pacheco Boulevard that left one dead and another with minor injuries. According to CHP officials, a woman driving a silver Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Pacheco Boulevard just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, …

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Council negotiates Alhambra Highlands, rescinds referendum

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – From the mayor’s brightly tinged coif to Alhambra Highlands property negotiations and Pine Meadow referendum decisions, Wednesday night’s Martinez City Council meeting was all about the green. The meeting started off at 6 p.m. with public comment restricted to the topic of …

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