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Boys beat down Ygnacio in biggest league win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune They may not have let on too much in pre-game warm ups, but it was clear Alhambra’s boys basketball team needed this win. Staring down the barrel of a winless league campaign, the boys took care of Ygnacio Valley easily on Friday, Jan. 27. Alhambra’s …

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Athlete of the Week: Thomas McDonald

THOMAS McDONALD Alhambra High School senior Thomas McDonald (21) is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. McDonald was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs in both their loss to Clayton Valley on Jan. 24 ( he scored 12 points on the …

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Wiebalk overcomes the odds for senior season

By GERARDO RECINO Martinez Tribune Karissa Wiebalk didn’t use to take so many shots from beyond the arc, but the one she sunk on Dec. 20, 2016, was the start – or end – of a long journey. It was 322 days earlier that the senior basketball player was on …

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Parks Board announces new director

The East Bay Regional Park District announced the appointment of Hercules resident Colin Coffey to the Ward 7 seat of the EBRPD Board of Directors. Ward 7 generally encompasses the Eastern Contra Costa County communities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. …

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City moves forward with dredging plan

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last …

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County’s Democratic Leadership elects new officers

The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 19, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates – these are two-year terms. …

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Park It: Farewell to the Monarchs

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The monarch butterfly winter convention at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is winding down, and the park naturalists have scheduled some farewell programs illustrating the beautiful insects’ life cycle. Hundreds of the butterflies have clustered in the park’s eucalyptus groves for the past …

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Martinez Police Blotter: Jan. 23-31, 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. Monday, Jan. 23 At 11 a.m., a man in an orange beanie threw an apple core at a …

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Bulldog grapplers meet up with Clayton Valley

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers were once again at the mercy of their small side in their dual meet loss to Clayton Valley. But in contested matches, the Bulldogs will have been pleased with their six wins  and four losses. The matches were starting to ebb toward the …

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