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City Manager Rob Braulik announces resignation

UPDATED NOV. 18, 2015, 12:47 P.M. By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Rob Braulik, who was hired Feb. 4 as the latest Martinez city manager, has resigned, Mayor Rob Schroder said Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a public statement. Braulik’s last day is Dec. 31. Schroder said Braulik …

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Alhambra football advances in NCS playoffs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In what is likely the final game this season at Knowles Field, the Alhambra High School Varsity Football Team beat out the De Anza Dons in a tough first round match up. The Bulldogs 40-14 win on Friday, Nov. 13, was pretty convincing once the …

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Veteran recounts wartime memories

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune When Earl J. Kohler describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he recalls the sounds of planes, bombs and breaking glass as vividly as if the attack had happened hours, not decades ago. Kohler, who goes by Chuck, is a Concord resident now, but …

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Lady Dogs come up short in NCS

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The best season in Alhambra volleyball came to a close on Wednesday night in Albany, but despite the bitter sweet ending there were very few sad faces. The varsity girls volleyball team walked off the court quickly, but were gracious sports and accepted their 3-2 …

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Martinez’s own town crier places 11th in world competition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Redmond O’Connell cried in New Zealand. But the Martinez resident shed no tears. Instead, his “cries” were eloquent and at times witty elocutions as part of a town crier competition. O’Connell, who sometimes uses the performance name Redmond O’Colonies, has been …

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Martinez youth help residents save water, energy

City also participates in ‘Cool California Challenge’ By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A program that began in 2000 as an energy efficiency workshop at Berkeley High School has spread throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Martinez, where nine youth spent the past summer showing households how they can …

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Bulldog football flattens Las Lomas

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alan Hern had a checklist of things he wanted his team to get done at Friday night’s game, and the Bulldogs delivered – and then some. First, he wanted to win. That was taken care of by the first unit in the first half. In …

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Hospice Tree of Lights to be lit in ceremony Saturday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The broad canopy of limbs of a tall oak that stands in the median of Morello Avenue north of Arnold Drive will sparkle in tiny lights Saturday night, the first of a series of Tree of Lights celebrations. This is the …

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Alhambra knocked out by golden goal against Dragons

Martinez Tribune Sprint control isn’t an attractive aspect of water polo, but it’s a fundamental, and there’s a reason coaches always preach fundamentals. Because they can burn you. Ryan Fowlar was six-for-six on sprints going into the golden goal over time on Wednesday against Bishop O’Dowd, but one member of …

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