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Trouble on the Waterfront …

Around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (March 18), the driver of this Nissan Altima drove into wetlands at the Martinez Marina. According to an onlooker, the driver, a young female, refused to unlock the car or shut off the engine. Police broke through the passenger-side rear window, retrieved the driver and …

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National Park Service seeking members for Youth Corps

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir National Historic Site is seeking members for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program. YCC provides an outdoor work experience that is safe, educational, and meaningful to young adults of all backgrounds. The purpose of the program is to help local youth, ages 15-18, gain …

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Tribune Athlete of the Week: Tony Moore

Alhambra High School junior Tony Moore (right) is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Dougherty Valley hosted their 4th annual swimming pentathlon this past weekend, March 18, 2017. Moore came in and competed hard in a large field of swimmers. Moore …

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Regional parks weather the storm

By BEVERLY LANE Special to the Tribune Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Probably the hardest hit was Del Valle Regional Park 10 miles south of Livermore. The park surrounds Lake …

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 15-20, 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. • Clayton Conroy, 31, was arrested March 20 for alleged carjacking. • Nickalious Habash, 30, was arrested March 20 on warrants or …

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Alhambra bats absent in 3-2 defeat

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune If we can gather a large enough group of people to do it, telling the varsity boys baseball team the game actually starts in the fifth inning might wake up the bats sooner. In their 3-2 loss to Sonoma Valley on a blustery Wednesday afternoon, …

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Peas in season, available fresh at farmers market

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickinson Spring is here in all its glory. The hills are green, the flowers are blooming, and spring produce is in abundance at your farmers’ market. The produce to buy in April is peas – sweet English peas, snow peas, …

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St. Baldrick’s …

Volunteers shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, held last Sunday, March 19, 2017, in downtown Martinez. Hundreds came out to support the effort, including Mayor Rob Schroder, who in keeping up with tradition dyed his hair green for a couple of …

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Lioness Club to host fashion show fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at noon at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year is “Spring is in the Air” and will feature fashions from White Rabbit Boutique in Martinez. The …

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School orchard …

School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has orchards on school campuses throughout the state, including Hidden Valley Elementary and New Leaf Collaborative. For more information on the …

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