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Local hospital volunteers recognized

Rhonda Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator (far right), introduced the “High Achievers” of Volunteer service hours for 2016 at the 49th Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center last week. They are Jo-Ann Lee (735 hours), Linda Waxman (1,133 hours), Bill Cunningham (586 hours).  Not shown is Richard Firth (1,110).  For the year, 314 volunteers totaled up 31,145 service hours. (COURTESY / On File)

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our communities.  On Saturday, April 22, the 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast was sponsored by the medical staff and the auxiliary of ...

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Girls lacrosse on the brink of program history

Alhambr’s Emily Ramos fires a shot past the Livermore goalkeeper in the Bulldogs’ 11-5 victory over their opponents on May 3, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On March 3, 2013, the girls lacrosse program officially kicked off. There was a team prior to that fateful March day. But that day the program was able to call itself something they hadn’t ever been referred to as. They were winners. Fast forward four ...

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Collision on Alhambra Avenue causes power outage

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle collision on Alhambra Avenue led to a power outage Sunday. At about 3:17 p.m. on April 30, officers from the Martinez Police Department (MPD) responded to the 6700 block of Alhambra Avenue for a report of a vehicle colliding into a telephone/electrical pole.  Officers arrived ...

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Patrick Vanier announces candidacy for Contra Costa DA

Patrick Vanier, Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Prosecution Team, was joined by more than 100 supporters as he kicked off his campaign for Contra Costa County District Attorney on Thursday. Vanier has been a prosecutor for almost 20 years and has prosecuted ...

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Park It: May Day activities abound

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The month of May will be welcomed with maypole dancing, giant bubble blowing, crafts for the whole family and other diversions during a May Day Celebration Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, at Tilden Nature Area near ...

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