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Julie Quinn named Martinez’ Teacher of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This past Tuesday, April 25, Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited Julie Quinn’s classroom at Las Juntas Elementary School. Quinn, a 34-year instructor, was recently named Martinez School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOY). For the past 17 years, Quinn …

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Rotary Report: County ‘committed to Martinez’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Federal Glover represents Martinez on the Board of Supervisors. He’s currently the Chair of the Board. Glover explained to Martinez Rotary that the County budget is in good shape, but there is no shortage of issues. One big issue is that Washington, D.C., …

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Alhambra girls continue stellar season with win

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The Concord Minutemen faced off against Alhambra High School on the Bulldogs home track this past Wednesday, April 19. From the start the Minutemen knew they were in trouble. Running completely alone, Marissa D’Atri blazed to the win in the girls 1600-meter race in a season …

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Bulldogs hit their way past Northgate in DAL opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There has yet to be a statistic that measures hard hit balls in high school sports, but if there was, both teams would have piled up the numbers. Alhambra’s 7-3 win over Northgate on April 20 saw the Bulldogs pound out 11 hits, five of …

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Tribune Athlete of the Week: Briana Perez

Tribune Athlete of the Week: BRIANA PEREZ Alhambra High School senior Briana Perez is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. Perez is leading the way for the Bulldogs in her senior season, just as many expected her to do so after an offseason where the UCLA-committed short stop was …

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The Architecture Around Us – Part 3: Architects Stone & Wright

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 3 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Sssshhhhhh!!! We are in the hallowed stacks of San Francisco Public Library’s 6th floor History Room. Here we find lots about our City Hall/Grammar School building’s architects: Stone & Wright. …

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Energy costs down at Martinez Unified

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) taxpayers may be happy to learn that the district’s investment in solar installations has lowered operating costs as expected. It is satisfying to see a new school building built with bond funds, but lower school PG&E bills are not that noticeable. Sage …

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Local Relay for Life now forming teams

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Relay for Life of Martinez is gearing up again and looking for teams to help join the fight against cancer. The Relay will take place July 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Martinez Junior High School, 1600 Court St., Martinez. It is a fundraising walk …

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 20-23, 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. • Russell Lang, 51, was arrested April 20 for alleged evasion and wanton disregard for safety. • Cameron Cuenco, 21, was arrested …

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Martinez Police Blotter: April 19-25, 2017

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Wednesday, April 19 A suspicious person was spotted on Carquinez Scenic Drive wearing a long black and blue …

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