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Air District tightens refinery regulations

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez oil refineries and the others in the San Francisco Bay Area will have to operate under new and stricter regulations designed to improve air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District governing body decided Wednesday, Dec. 16. “The ...

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Alhambra wrestlers get back to winning ways

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs made up for their late collapse in their first league dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 17, by sealing a victory against Campolindo in the final match of the night. The varsity wrestlers lost to Acalanes by one point in the team scores despite ...

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Bocce standings as of Friday, Dec. 18

The Martinez Bocce Federation Indoor Winter League consists of 63 teams for the inaugural league in excess of 500 players participating. The indoor courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez, California. Standings current as of Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

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Letter to our readers: I’ll be back shortly

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez Tribune readers, I have penned this letter to let you all know that from Dec. 28, 2015, to Jan. 18, 2016, I will not be in town to cover sports at Alhambra. I’ll be on holiday in Europe during that time, and have found ...

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Bulldog basketball beat down 45-37

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When a game starts with a team putting up only four points in a quarter, it’s pretty clear they’re having an off night. Maybe their minds weren’t focused due to the winter break? Maybe the Albany team was just better? Fair questions due to the ...

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Survey provides ‘snapshot’ of Martinez

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez is to see where it’s going, it needs to understand where it’s been. That’s the thought behind a community survey that provides the Martinez City Council– both the current panel and those elected in the future – a look ...

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Highway 4 ramp lights project continues

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The second phase of a Metropolitan Transportation Commission project to install metered ramp lights on California State Route 4 has begun, Martinez Police Lt. Aaron Roth said Thursday, Dec. 17. “The first phase was completed in 2013,” he said. That portion of the project ...

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‘Police deserve contract, better pay’

Dear Editor, Our MPD (Martinez Police Department) have been without contract since June 2015 and are suffering dire consequences. They have lost four experienced officers this year, with two more leaving at the end of the holidays. They are 13 percent lesser pay than 12 other agencies in the area. ...

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A Martinez renaissance right before our eyes!

By HAMILTON FISH Special to the Tribune Martinez is entering a renaissance. Renaissance – literally a rebirth – a time of rapid change for the better. The point was driven home on a visit to San Francisco. It happened to be SantaCon day. There were thousands of folks dressed up ...

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Rotary Report: The good ol’ days of player pianos

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Jim and Edie Porter welcomed Rotary into their home for a Christmas celebration and a player-piano concert. Back in the “good old days,” folks didn’t have mp3s or DVDs. Among much else, they entertained themselves with mechanical instruments. Inventors were incredibly clever. In ...

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