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Alhambra drops DFAL opener to Miramonte 42-19

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The running joke in the Bulldog locker room at half time Friday night was that at least this time Miramonte spotted them five points, in reference to last year’s 34-14 deficit at the half. There weren’t many smiling faces when Miramonte came out in the …

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Chamber celebrates hallmark cocktail with Martinis on the Plaza Gala

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the city’s history as the birthplace of a popular cocktail with its sixth Martinis on the Plaza Gala Saturday at Ignacio Plaza, with live entertainment, room for dancing and a buffet of specialty foods. And …

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Martinez grandmother, granddaughter team up to create children’s book

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez author Jacque Hall was inspired to write her first book after babysitting her granddaughter’s bunny. Puzzled at the animal’s silence, she asked herself a question, then wrote about it in her children’s book, “What Does the Rabbit Say?’ Her agent …

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Coastal Cleanup nets ton of trash

Local volunteers carry on decades- long tradition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A crew of about 250 volunteers, from adults to scouting organizations and local school children, have hauled 2,700 pounds of trash from the Martinez shoreline. They filled 370 large garbage bags with fast food …

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Students raise $13,000 for Martinez Police K-9

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two local students that are members of the Martinez Grange have a history of giving. They’ve given toys to military dogs. They’ve also made quilts for older veterans. But their biggest challenge started a year ago, when they decided to raise …

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The Celtic Spaghetti Knot of Martinez

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Celtic Spaghetti Knot of Martinez. I call it that because the intertwining of time in Martinez is not linear. Time operates on a calculus of dimensions beyond the three we perceive and it often has delightful social consequences. I am forever resting …

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Alhambra volleyball suffers first loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As recently as last season the Lady Bulldog’s games could be described with a single clichéd phrase. “They made them earn it.” It was a catch-all term used as a form of consolation in the case of a loss wherein the team they matched up …

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Bulldog JV team earns first win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The popularly coined phrase, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” has never applied to Alhambra’s junior varsity football team. The team was very much broken and needed to be fixed. That fix was made and generated results almost instantly Friday night, earning the Bulldogs …

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Alhambra polo racks up 21 goals in big win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In two days the Bulldog varsity water polo team has put more than 30 goals in the net against their visiting opponents, with their most recent effort coming in a big win over the St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo Bruins. The Bulldogs racked up 21 goals in …

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