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Las Posadas returns to John Muir Site

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – For the third year in a row, the Martinez Adobe at John Muir National Historic Site will be the place to celebrate Las Posadas in a bilingual program of music, pageantry and children’s games. As in the past, the highlight of …

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Dog park workshop set for Dec. 9

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents who want a say about establishing a dog park in this city may weigh in at two workshops, the first of which will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Martinez City Hall. City employees will present an overview of what …

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State Senator Steve Glazer guest at local Latino Caucus

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – State Senator Steve Glazer wants to hear what Martinez residents have to say, and to share his thoughts on governing. Glazer, as a guest of the League of California Cities Latino Caucus, met informally Wednesday, Nov. 18, with those from Martinez …

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Bulldogs trounced 4-0 in Winter Classic opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year’s Winter Classic got off to a solid start for Alhambra, and was really the only shining light in what was otherwise a dreary season. This year, the Bulldogs opened the classic with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the Concord High Minutemen. …

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D’Atri sets second best ever school time at State Meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune Alhambra High School sophomore Marissa D’Atri represented the Bulldog cross country team at the CIF State Championships last Saturday, Nov. 28. Since 1987, Woodward Park in Fresno has hosted the State Meet. This year marked the 29th annual Championships at the same location. …

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Alhambra boys out-muscled in opener

Dogs can’t stop Hawks on the boards, sent packing by 11-2 run in fourth By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It’s the beginning of a new season for the varsity boys basketball team, but the story remains the same. This team needs help rebounding the basketball. In their 61-49 loss to …

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County takes next step in jail demolition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has taken its latest step in its quest to demolish the old county jail that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The county has published a notice of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a …

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Las Juntas considers sistering with school in Benxi, China

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Las Juntas Elementary School could use a “sister,” two educators have suggested to the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education. It would be the first time the MUSD will participate in the sister school program. The sister would be a bilingual school …

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Alhambra High students experience ‘Arrive Alive’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A two-day program at Alhambra High School is endeavoring to prevent its students from becoming part of a tragic set of statistics. The program is called “Arrive Alive,” and that’s its goal – helping young motorists reach their destination instead of …

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