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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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Martinez author’s second train book released

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As soon as he could drive, Martinez author Ed Mackinson started exploring railroads, and soon bought a 35mm Nikkormat and a used Nikon F camera to start shooting pictures of locomotives and the cars they pulled. Last year, Morning Sun Books …

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Fate of old county jail in limbo

County considers demolition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 1901, the pride of Contra Costa County was its new courthouse and jail, built in Martinez of Vermont granite in an “imposing” classic style that was described as “worthy of the county,” designed “to express Contra Costa’s …

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Car show draws crowds, entries

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Madness on Main Street” Car Show drew larger crowds and more vehicles than in recent years, said Leanne Peterson, Main Street Martinez executive director. And Will Thomas of San Ramon drove off with Best of Show for his 1960 Impala convertible …

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Alhambra football bests Armijo

After last week’s fiasco at Rancho Cotate, Coach Alan Hern had what he called “a page and a half of corrections” he felt the varsity Bulldog football team needed to make, and that was just offensively. After Friday night’s 57-10 battering of the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on the road, he said …

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