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Bulldog boys polo roughed up in League opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There was a definite size difference in a lot of things when you get to the Soda Aquatic Center on the campus of Campolindo High School. The pool, the size of the team. All things considered, the Bulldog varsity water polo team battled back from …

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Six Bulldogs win awards at Ram Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The Bulldog cross country team traveled to Daly City’s Westmoor High School for the 34th Annual Ram Invitational this past Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Westmoor’s qualifications for medaling were to place in the top 25 finishers that were not on the overall winning …

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Lady Dogs drop heartbreaker

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Lady Bulldog volleyball team dropped a real heartbreaker at home to Dublin on Tuesday night, ultimately losing in a tiebreaker fifth set after taking a 2-1 lead. Four of the five sets played on Tuesday night in the Alhambra gym were only decided by …

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‘Killer’ bees in Briones may have been strays

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A university researcher may have reported finding a couple of Africanized, or “killer” bees in Briones Regional Park, but park employees have found no evidence of any colonies there, Carolyn Jones, East Bay Regional Parks public information supervisor, said. Joshua Kohn, …

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Local artist to guide veterans through self-portrait exercise

By KERI LUIZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Kleber, artist and owner of ARTU4iA, recently received a grant from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) for a veteran-focused painting workshop. The program is called “About Face: Building Veterans’ Self-Understanding through Self-Portraits.” Kleber’s idea is to …

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Cpl. Mike Estanol receives downtown assignment

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Cpl. Mike Estanol, newly assigned to the city downtown beat by Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal, already is a familiar face to local merchants and shoppers. He’s on a first-name basis with most of them. He’s also active on pertinent social …

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Famed tall ship coming to Carquinez Strait

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A week ago, the Hawaiian Chieftain that once called the San Francisco Bay Area home, passed by Martinez on its journey to Sacramento to offer maritime history lessons for several months. Those traveling to the state capital from Martinez will find the elegant vessel …

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Residents continue quest for dog park

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of residents and their dogs who arrived Sept. 16 to tell the Martinez City Council about the need for a city dog park weren’t gathering spontaneously. They’ve been contemplating the need for some time, usually as they sit on …

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Onramp work ahead of schedule

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez motorists and others who travel California Highway 4 have been noticing barriers, signs, closures, detours and equipment along access and exit ramps. Some who are ready for the work to be done have been asking, “Are we there yet?” The …

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Traffic stop nets theft suspect

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop by Martinez Police Wednesday at Amador Court and Tahoe Circle resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of multiple burglaries from Martinez to Berkeley, Lt. Aaron Roth said. An officer stopped a vehicle with an apparent code …

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