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Alhambra sputters against Rancho

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As the clock wound down and the celebration drew quiet after the Alhambra Bulldogs’ win over the College Park Falcons last Friday night, Coach Alan Hern spoke only of Rancho Cotate. He was adamant that his players would need to play a clean game against …

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Beaver deaths still a mystery

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The family of beavers that live in Alhambra Creek apparently has lost this year’s litter as well as one born last year, but the cause of the deaths remain a mystery, said Heidi Perryman, president of Worth a Dam, and Conrad …

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Marina Vista exit work nears completion

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – After months of construction that led to the closure in April of the southbound exit ramp from Interstate-680 to Marina Vista and Waterfront Road, the new off ramp should be finished some time next month, Allyn Amsk, Caltrans District 4 public …

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Lady Bulldogs take overtime victory

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year’s young Bulldog squad crashed out of the playoffs in a rough way, and said goodbye to a couple of senior leaders. So it was expected that this year would be a transition year for Coach Frank Reichert. The Dragon’s didn’t qualify for last …

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Falcons outmatch Dogs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s tennis team ran into a tough match-up on Wednesday afternoon in a non-league scrimmage against the College Park Falcons. The Bulldogs recently beat Concord across the board in a scrimmage, and did the same against Mt. Diablo last week. “We did not win, but …

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Bulldog boys adjust, win polo 11-10

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took the Alhambra Bulldogs Water Polo team 21 minutes and 32 seconds to get ahead of the Bishop O’ Dowd Dragons on Wednesday night, Sept. 2. But after more than three periods of playing from behind (including a 4-0 deficit) the Bulldogs went ahead, …

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Car fire ignites brush, destroys several acres off Franklin Canyon Road

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A fast-moving blaze ignited when a car caught fire Sunday morning in the 2700 block of Franklin Canyon Road, destroying buildings and killing one dog and four birds that had been housed in the structures, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Captain George Laing …

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Alhambra opens season with a win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Rivalry games are always a toss up. Teams gear up for them, fans mark their calendars for them, and we all watch eagerly as two teams battle for local supremacy. For the fourth year in a row the Alhambra Bulldogs sent the College Park Falcons …

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Bulldog football comes back with something to prove

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Alhambra Bulldogs are not rebuilding. You look at that statement, back at the team’s current roster, then to the 2014 roster and it seems a hard pill to swallow. How can a team that lost its starting quarterback (both of them), best outside receiver, …

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