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Alhambra wrestlers get back to winning ways

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs made up for their late collapse in their first league dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 17, by sealing a victory against Campolindo in the final match of the night. The varsity wrestlers lost to Acalanes by one point in the team scores despite …

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Highway 4 ramp lights project continues

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The second phase of a Metropolitan Transportation Commission project to install metered ramp lights on California State Route 4 has begun, Martinez Police Lt. Aaron Roth said Thursday, Dec. 17. “The first phase was completed in 2013,” he said. That portion of the project …

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Rotary Report: The good ol’ days of player pianos

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Jim and Edie Porter welcomed Rotary into their home for a Christmas celebration and a player-piano concert. Back in the “good old days,” folks didn’t have mp3s or DVDs. Among much else, they entertained themselves with mechanical instruments. Inventors were incredibly clever. In …

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Tolliver named MPD Employee of Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shelley Tolliver says she loves her job with Martinez Police Department, although the police assistant’s work doesn’t always make other people happy. Among her tasks is handing out tickets when motorists have failed to keep parking meters fed. She also oversees …

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Martinez children pay visit to Santa

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Each December for hundreds of years, the figure of Santa Claus – in all his forms – has been known for bestowing gifts to boys and girls around the world. In keeping with that tradition, children through quiet prayers and thoughts, a letter to the …

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Officer Dirk Miller named Martinez’s Officer of the Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 14-year veteran of Martinez Police Department (MPD) has been named Officer of the Year by Police Chief Manjit Sappal. Officer Dirk Miller received his chief’s praise for his communication skills, among other abilities. “Officer Miller has been an asset to …

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Martinez fans expected to line up for ‘Star Wars VII’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Star Wars fans have been camped out at Los Angeles theaters for nearly two weeks. Martinez fans may be more restrained, but the local movie theater and the nearby drive-in expected patrons in costume to arrive early for local screenings of the “The Force …

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Bulldog grapplers fall short in DFAL opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog wrestling team opened their Diablo Foothill Athletic League campaign with a shock loss to Acalanes on Thursday, Dec. 10. Coach Pep Roa said before the match that he and his athletes were still scouring the school to fill out their roster. The unfortunate …

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Dogs look to youth as an advantage

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Coach Rory Gentry’s possession-based attacking style of soccer has what he calls “checks and balances” that players must make to perform smart passes. Much like a government, the structure of his team’s style of play is also reflected in the style of leadership his captains …

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