Thursday , March 23 2017
  • Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named to MaxPreps’ Preseason All-American team for the fourth time in her career with Alhambra. The senior will join her sister Kylee at UCLA next fall. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Perez named preseason All-American by MaxPreps

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune She’s already been named as one of the finalists for the Junior US Women’s National Softball Team, so what else could Briana Perez do to set up her exciting senior ...

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    Police Blotter: March 1-7, 2017

    By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. We...

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    Cuff & Collar …

    Owner of Barrel Aged and Barrelista, Arash Pakzad, has opened yet another downtown eatery in Martinez – this time focusing on good home cooking. “Cuff & Collar” (pictured above) has opened in the...

  • Internationally recognized dog trainer John O’Connor in front of his residence in Martinez. (MARTINEZ TRIBUNE / On File)

    Renowned international dog trainer & veterinary wife call Martinez home

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Famous in the world of dog care and training, John and Kate O’Connor are one of Martinez’ best-kept secrets. John revealed some of his insights on dog training, based on lifelong wo...

  • Cory Katz (at left), and Nate Houston of Bar Cava, 718 Main St., Martinez. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

    Rotary Report: Bar Cava – a destination in downtown

    By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Roa...

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    Natural gas odors detected downtown

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Many throughout the downtown noticed the smell of natural gas late last week. The possible cause? An oil truck carrying the additive that gives natural gas its odor. Shell Martinez ...

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    Local American Association of University Women to award scholarships

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – The American Association of University Women (AAUW), is a national organization which advances the equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and resea...

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    Athlete of the Week: Cole Gifford

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: COLE GIFFORD Alhambra High School junior Cole Gifford is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Gifford has pitched in the Bulldogs’ t...

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    Martinez Winter Bocce standings as of March 4, 2017

    The Martinez Indoor Winter League consists of 58 teams, and over 500 players participating. Courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez. Standings current as of Friday, March 4, 2017....

  • “Why Can’t We Get Together,” a work of Mimi Wirth featuring realistic textures of pink satin, burgundy velvet, white polyester and almond taffeta. Wirth’s work will be on display at Main Street Arts, 613 Main St., Martinez, from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 11. (ON FILE / Martinez Tribune)

    Work of award-winning artist Mimi Wirth to be featured at Main Street Arts

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Main Street Arts Gallery needs a “No Touching Allowed” sign to go with award winning artist Mimi Wirth’s upcoming exhibit. The artist has mastered the “Old Masters,” makes her o...

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Wong makes Dean’s List

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Sarah Wong from Martinez has made the Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Wong, a Business Management major, is honored for a fall semester 2016 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Wong is joined by 2,175 other students receiving the honor. Azusa Pacific ...

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Vehicle strikes gas meter, prompts two-block evacuation

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vehicle struck a gas meter near State’s Coffee Sunday afternoon, prompting police to evacuate two blocks in the downtown. At approximately 2 p.m. Jan. 29, a motorist was parked in the 600 block of Ward Street when the driver accidentally placed the vehicle in drive. The ...

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Parks Board announces new director

Colin Coffey, new Ward 7 Director of the East Bay Regional Park District. Ward 7 encompasses Martinez, as well as other areas in eastern Contra Costa County. (EBRPD / Courtesy)

The East Bay Regional Park District announced the appointment of Hercules resident Colin Coffey to the Ward 7 seat of the EBRPD Board of Directors. Ward 7 generally encompasses the Eastern Contra Costa County communities of Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Crockett, Discovery Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Mt. ...

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City moves forward with dredging plan

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last ...

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County’s Democratic Leadership elects new officers

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The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 19, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates – these are two-year terms. ...

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Park It: Farewell to the Monarchs

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The monarch butterfly winter convention at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is winding down, and the park naturalists have scheduled some farewell programs illustrating the beautiful insects’ life cycle. Hundreds of the butterflies have clustered in the park’s eucalyptus groves for the past ...

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Martinez Police Blotter: Jan. 23-31, 2017

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By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Monday, Jan. 23 At 11 a.m., a man in an orange beanie threw an apple core at a ...

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Bulldog grapplers meet up with Clayton Valley

Alhambra wrestler Mikey Gargaro looks for direction from his coaches as he closes in on a pin in the Bulldogs’ dual meet against Clayton Valley on Feb. 1, 2017. Gargaro won his match in the 113-pound weight class. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers were once again at the mercy of their small side in their dual meet loss to Clayton Valley. But in contested matches, the Bulldogs will have been pleased with their six wins  and four losses. The matches were starting to ebb toward the ...

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Feb. 3, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

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Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed Bagel Street Cafe in the Knob Hill ...

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Dogs lose to Concord, but show improvement

Alhambra’s Ryan Fretwell takes a free kick in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 loss on Jan. 27 to Concord High School. Fretwell, who plays in defense, had a goal-line clearance that kept the Minutemen from securing a third goal in the contest. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On their current run of form the Alhambra boys soccer team looks like a brand new side. Their last week and a half of play says one thing: this team isn’t lying down. You’d forgive them if they did, especially with how the season started, ...

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