Wednesday , April 26 2017
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    April 21, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

    Where in Martinez was this car displayed in Martinez? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or ...

  • Ramon Regalado (seated), a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II, turned 100 last week. He is pictured here with family, friends and physicians from the Martinez Veterans Association, who surprised Regalado with a birthday party at the local VA. (COURTESY / On File)

    Incredible survivor celebrates 100th birthday at local VA

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – After months of heavy fighting and capture by the Japanese army, Ramon Regalado escaped the 1942 Bataan Death March, survived malaria, fought to the end of World War II, and lived t...

  • The future location of a dog park in Martinez, near the John Muir Amphitheater at Waterfront Park. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

    Dog park to be ready in six weeks, City says

    By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Six weeks is the timetable for the opening of a long-sought after dog park in Martinez – albeit a temporary home – after the Martinez City Council’s...

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    Athlete of the Week: Jadyn London

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: JADYN LONDON Alhambra High School sophomore Jadyn London is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. The sophomore midfielder has been crucial to the Alhambra girls lacrosse team’...

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    Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 2017

    Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Wen...

  • Alhambra junior Trent Greene drove in the Bulldogs’ lone run in the 2-1 loss to College Park on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Falcons out-duel Alhambra in 2-1 home win

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Between the two teams, there were only five hits. Both pitchers carved through the line ups, but once again Alhambra’s baseball team couldn’t punch in the runs they...

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    Police Blotter: April 12-18, 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...

  • John Muir Land Trust Executive Director Linus Eukel at Martinez Rotary. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

    John Muir Land Trust – a Contra Costa gem

    By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune The John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) protects the environment and saves land in Contra Costa County. JMLT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is protecti...

  • A Sept. 1, 1917 article on the opening of the Martinez Grammar School, which is now Martinez City Hall. (DAILY GAZETTE / On File)

    Part 2: Happy 100th birthday to Martinez City Hall!

    By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 2 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Architecture is the one art form the public cannot escape. Frank Lloyd Wright s...

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    Park It: Earth Day celebrations

    By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Earth Day, an annual re-dedication to environmental preservation and protection, first celebrated in 1970, will be marked again this year by special events in seve...

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‘My Three Angels’ to show at Campbell Theatre

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Opening March 17 at the Campbell Theatre is Onstage’s production of “My Three Angels” – a delightful story of three convicts who come to the rescue of shop keeper Felix Ducotel. Set at Christmas time in Cayenne, French Guiana, the year 1910, the three convicts are employed as roofers to repair a family’s ...

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Elise Shrader modeling at a Lioness Club fashion show. (COURTESY / On File)

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School orchard …

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Arrest Log: March 17-23, 2017

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Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Matthew Hagin, 51, was arrested March 12 on DUI alcohol/drugs, DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08 charges. • Nicholas Ebert, ...

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Oakland A’s looking to the future in 2017

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Blow the Roof off Oracle

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Ann Wilson of Heart Soars solo in Berkeley

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