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Alford nets a double in 3-0 win against Novato

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s varsity girls soccer team rebounded from a harsh loss in their last game with a commanding 3-0 win over Novato on Wednesday night. Coach Ed Marinelli made a couple of adjustments to his usual lineup he has deployed so far this season in the …

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Dec. 16, 2016: 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 “elk” in front of …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Nov. 29 – Dec. 12, 2016

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. • Rick Duncan, 57, was arrested Dec. 12 on warrants or holds only. • Danny Brown, 55, was arrested Dec. 12 on …

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City buckles down on marijuana cultivation in response to Prop 64

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council Wednesday night approved the extension of urgency ordinances pertaining to marijuana cultivation after the passage of Proposition 64, which legalized the use of marijuana to persons over the age of 21 in California. The extension further imposes a moratorium on the outdoor cultivation of non-medical …

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Light parade, other activities a ‘frolicking good time’

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If there is a national war on Christmas, someone forgot to tell Martinez. The town’s downtown streets were alive with Yuletide spirit last Friday at the Martinez Holiday Frolic and Light Parade. Martinez Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said the event “was a …

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Bulldogs and Hornets battle to draw

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When a team scores in abundance sometimes the trivial thing to say is usually something along the lines of, “make sure you save some for the next game.” But dad jokes aside, when two teams show up on a pitch and one doesn’t seem all …

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Garcia tops Bulldog efforts at Faultline Dual Meet with 4-0 day

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers had a busy weekend, starting with the novice tournament on Dec. 2, and continuing with the Faultline Dual Meet in Larkspur the following day. At the Novice Tournament, hosted by Campolindo, the 10 Diablo Athletic League school’s sent their youngsters to do battle …

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District Attorney reaches agreement regarding misuse of campaign funds

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An apparent agreement has been reached between Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) over Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds. According to the FPPC, which regulates campaign finance and governmental ethics, Peterson made approximately 600 personal expenditures from  his campaign …

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Alhambra Drum Major selected for New Year’s Parade in London, England

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Assistant Drum Major of Alhambra High School, Jadee Jianoran, is heading to London, England, this holiday season to represent Martinez in one of the world’s largest parades. She’ll join more than 8,500 performers representing over 20 countries to march from the London Ritz Hotel through Piccadilly Circus, …

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