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Volunteer receives George and Helen Hartzog Award

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The backbone of the National Park Service and its properties like the John Muir National Historic Site, is its volunteers. The Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 23, honored Concord resident Sandra Candanosa with the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding …

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Lady Dogs score big in win over Las Lomas

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It finally happened. We didn’t expect to see it any time this season during league play, but at Las Lomas on April 26, we saw the unexpected. No the Bulldog girls didn’t lose. They did however play a full Diablo Foothill Athletic League contest without …

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Fitzpatrick breaks into Alhambra top 10 in discus

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The Alhambra track team set out to Las Lomas a second time for the season’s third dual meet last Wednesday, April 20. This time the Bulldogs faced the Dougherty Valley Wildcats and the Las Lomas Knights. It was a game-changer for several of …

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Alhambra softball alum throws no-hitter

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra alumnus Erin Enke has continued to add to the plaudits she is undoubtedly receiving this season with a no-hitter in her 23rd appearance this season. The former Bulldog pitcher dominated in her start on April 23 against MidAmerica Nazarene University at Cox Softball Complex …

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Alhambra freshman perishes in apparent drowning

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The community continues to mourn in the death of Alhambra High School (AHS) freshmen Andre Parrilla, who died in an apparent drowning April 23 or 24. According to Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department officials, Parrilla was found unresponsive early Sunday morning in a pool at a home …

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Minister arrested on sexual assault charges

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A former Martinez resident and local minister was arrested this week on charges of sexual assault of a minor. On Monday, April 18, the Martinez Police Department took a report of a female juvenile that had allegedly been sexually assaulted by a 29-year-old male over a three …

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The Boy Friend …

Members of the stellar cast of Alhambra High School’s production of “The Boy Friend” take a bow Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in the Performing Arts Building, 150 E St., Martinez. The musical comedy, set in Paris in the 1920s, kept audiences smiling and laughing throughout. The musical runs at 7 …

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Arrest log: April 21-24, 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. • Peter Poulson, 66, was arrested April 21 on charges of possession of a controlled substance. • Joanne McCracken, 69, …

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Police blotter: April 20-26, 2016

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 20 At four minutes past 2 a.m., a man was reportedly “banging stuff around” at Cappy …

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