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Bulldogs walk off in tournament semi-final over Pittsburg

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the third straight year the Bulldogs will be playing in the championship game of their own Easter Tournament. It took an extra inning of action against a tough Pittsburg team, but the Bulldogs finally prevailed in the eight inning by a mark of 4-3. …

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April 7, 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 at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the location of the workbench …

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 26 – April 3, 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. • Tywaan Gaines, 36, was arrested April 3 for alleged possession of controlled substance and revocation of probation. • Anthony Pacheco, 27, …

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County Office of Education announces death of former superintendent

The Contra Costa County Office of Education sadly announced today that former Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., died unexpectedly, early Thursday (March 30) morning. Dr. Ovick served as the County Superintendent of Schools from 1996-2014. Dr. Ovick was an educator for 45 years. He began his career as …

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Alhambra demolishes Mt. Diablo 23-0

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took Alhambra’s baseball team only a half inning to get across the 10-run mark to trigger the mercy rule. And those 10 runs were scored before two outs were recorded. What a way to open your own tournament. A 23-0 win against Mt. Diablo …

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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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Police Blotter: March 29 – April 2, 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, March 29 A car fire was reported around the Valero gas station on Alhambra Avenue at 9:48 …

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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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