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Students sought for Air Board conference

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez middle school and high school aged students may join others from the San Francisco Bay Area in a Spare the Air Youth for the Environmental and Sustainability (YES) Conference next month, said Tina Landis, administrative analyst for the Bay Area Air Quality Management ...

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‘Road Map to the Night Sky’ program set for Saturday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez stargazers can get a guided tour of the night sky Saturday, Dec. 12, at John Muir National Historic Site. During “Road Map to the Night Sky,” a free, 90-minute program, park rangers will help visitors learn to spot constellations, said ...

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Alhambra draws on the road to Berean

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Tuesday afternoon’s varsity boys soccer opener was a tale of two halves. It included a dominant but wasteful first half, two second-half goals, four yellow cards and one red card. All that mayhem aside, Rory Gentry’s boys will have walked off the field kicking themselves ...

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Las Posadas returns to John Muir Site

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – For the third year in a row, the Martinez Adobe at John Muir National Historic Site will be the place to celebrate Las Posadas in a bilingual program of music, pageantry and children’s games. As in the past, the highlight of ...

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Dog park workshop set for Dec. 9

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents who want a say about establishing a dog park in this city may weigh in at two workshops, the first of which will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Martinez City Hall. City employees will present an overview of what ...

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Holiday of Lights Parade & other festivities slated for Dec. 4

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – There’s one requirement for Friday’s holiday parade, said Barbara Patchin: “Lights!” For almost 20 years, Martinez has become known for one of the brightest seasonal processions, the Martinez recreation coordinator said. That’s because every entry, even those who walk along the ...

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State Senator Steve Glazer guest at local Latino Caucus

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – State Senator Steve Glazer wants to hear what Martinez residents have to say, and to share his thoughts on governing. Glazer, as a guest of the League of California Cities Latino Caucus, met informally Wednesday, Nov. 18, with those from Martinez ...

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Sanders: ‘Save the old Martinez jail’

Dear Editor, I am saddened that the city would destroy a historical landmark for the sake of a few parking spots. We need some creative people here to think outside of the box to “re-purpose” that great old structure. Some way to save the historic value and yet use it ...

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Residents speak out about proposed jail demolition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – At one time, a nonprofit organization wanted to turn the historic Contra Costa County jail into an art gallery. At the Wednesday, Dec. 2, meeting of the Martinez City Council, one man proposed using it for his church. Some said it ...

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Bulldogs trounced 4-0 in Winter Classic opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year’s Winter Classic got off to a solid start for Alhambra, and was really the only shining light in what was otherwise a dreary season. This year, the Bulldogs opened the classic with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the Concord High Minutemen. ...

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