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Lady Bulldog volleyball wins fourth game in a row

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune We’re running out of superlatives to describe this volleyball season. Alhambra’s latest victory, a commanding 3-1 effort over the Dougherty Valley Wildcats, was their fourth in a row in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. Last season they were only able to win one DFAL match. …

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Martinez woman struggles to find housing resources

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 60-year-old Martinez resident may lose her home Saturday because her landlord is ending his Section 8 housing contracts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants through public housing and …

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Tria wins another medal at Mt. San Antonio Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune Nine Bulldog cross country runners made the trip down to Southern California’s Mt. San Antonio College this past weekend. They spent the night at a hotel on Thursday to prepare for the 68th annual Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday, Oct. 23. With 25,000 …

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Alhambra bests Dougherty Valley 35-7

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For nine weeks, the Oct. 30 bye week seemed like a cruel joke, the league’s sick punch line to a long, brutal season. But now that it’s here, and the Bulldogs have reached it in such commanding fashion with a 35-7 win over Dougherty Valley on …

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Life on the Shoreline: Mary Carone Nicholson

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Sacramento Italian Culture Society (see: http://www.italiancenter.net) has asked me to talk about my book “Capito!” Italians and the Development of Martinez” this Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at their Carmichael facility. All Italian voices will be heard that day, so please join us! I …

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Lady Dogs stun Mats in tiebreaker

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Twice this season the Bulldogs collapsed in tiebreaker sets in Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) play. Tuesday night against Miramonte looked like deja vu all over again. The Bulldogs had late leads in both tiebreakers against Dublin and Campolindo earlier this month, but squandered those …

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Family recalls life of resident Ray Raineri

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Ray Raineri, a Martinez history buff who helped spearhead the restoration of the Joltin Joe that formerly belonged to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, has died at age 77. Raineri was chairperson of the Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge 2167, fundraising …

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Loaves & Fishes continues altruistic work in new home

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – When neighbors of the former Martinez Odd Fellows Temple building learned that Loaves & Fishes would be moving its operation there from First Baptist Church at 1802 Alhambra Ave., they became worried. The Martinez dining room of Loaves & Fishes is …

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PRMCC hears mural proposal, dog park supporters

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission has seen how the grieving family of a 14-year-old girl killed last year when she was struck by a train wants to thank their community for its support during their darkest hours. At the …

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