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Alhambra wins postponed Easter Tournament finale

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune From the first pitch of the ball game the Alhambra Bulldogs were behind the eight ball. They and their starting pitcher were down, but not out, and came back to win their own Easter Tournament almost two weeks after its inception. Brett Sterrer’s first pitch …

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Bulldogs oust Acalanes in straight set wins

The Bulldog boys volleyball team took a short trip to Lafayette on Wednesday evening, and made easy work of the Acalanes Dons in a match that lasted just over an hour. If you’re keeping score, that’s pretty fast. The 3-0 win was Alhambra’s first in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play, …

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Martinez was the place to be …

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune During the 1930s till the early 1960s, everyone in the county knew that downtown Martinez was the place to go for shopping and entertainment. Martinez was sort of a hub; it had the ferry, train station, Greyhound bus station and privately owned taxi …

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Regional Medical Center honors volunteers

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Clinics (CCRMC) celebrated their 48th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition luncheon on April 13 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Following a salad luncheon catered by Food for Thought, Volunteer Coordinator Rhonda Smith thanked all the volunteers …

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Lady Dogs score big in win over Campo

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Do you like runs? Looking up at a scoreboard and assuming it’s a football game? Then Alhambra softball is for you. Where else can you find a softball team that can put up 20 runs in three innings, and then basically take their foot off …

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Police blotter: April 13-19, 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 13 A young man on the balcony of the apartments at Susana and Castro streets was …

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Fuller: ‘Saving key to a good future’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune John Fuller understands the importance of saving for the long-run. John has for many years run the Martinez office of the investment firm Edward Jones, Inc. He’s a member of Martinez Rotary, and subscribes to Rotary ideals (listed below). He’s easy to talk …

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Martinez Library got lucky!

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Ruth Boyer is our head librarian! Ruth is a non-stop bundle of energy and ideas. She showed Rotary her “musical bananas” during a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary. Real bananas. Touching them makes music. The educational “thing of it” is that her …

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Kiwanis Club of Martinez turns 90

Kiwanis Club of Martinez members shared cake and champagne in celebration of receiving its Kiwanis International Charter on April 15, 1926, making the local chapter 90 years old. Speaker for the occasion was Justin Gomez of States Coffee & Mercantile, which roasts its own coffee beans and offers a selection …

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