Recent Posts

Martinez businessman charged in illegal alcohol operation

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A months-long investigation of an illegal alcohol operation at a Concord business led to the arrest of a Martinez businessman and the confiscation of more than 40 illegal unregistered firearms as well as two stills, John Carr, spokesperson for the California Department of Alcoholic ...

Read More »

School Board trims project to air condition John Swett, Las Juntas

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The cost estimate to air condition both John Swett and Las Juntas elementary schools came in at about $1 million more than was budgeted. But the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education agreed to a slimmed-down version of the project ...

Read More »

Classic Cabbage

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Cabbage is one of the stars of the winter vegetable assortment at your farmers’ market. An underutilized vegetable, it is very sturdy and comes in a variety of colors and shapes. There are over four hundred different varieties of cabbage to ...

Read More »

Jakel likely to be named next interim city manager

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider Wednesday, Dec. 16, whether to bring Jim Jakel back on in an interim basis once City Manager Rob Braulik leaves. Braulik, who was hired Feb. 4, announced Nov. 17 he would be leaving at the end ...

Read More »

Elsken to step down from Martinez Unified School District Board

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Denise Elsken is resigning her position as trustee on the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education, and will leave Jan. 31, 2016. The Board will consider Monday night whether to fill the remainder of her term either by provisional appointment ...

Read More »

Lady Bulldogs beaten by rival Falcons in tight game

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For 27 minutes and 30 seconds College Park kept the Bulldogs at bay, then things were all squared. That lasted 17 seconds as the Falcons held their lead over the final four-plus minutes for the win. College Park came to Alhambra’s gym and shut down ...

Read More »

Experience key to get Lady Dogs over playoff hump

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There have been some changes for the varsity girls soccer team, but luckily they haven’t been on the field; they’ve been on the sidelines. New head coach Ed Marinelli, who served as an assistant under the previous coach, takes over a group of young ladies ...

Read More »

Young team sets sights on old goals

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune We’d all like to believe that at our respective jobs, those with the most experience are given the opportunity to be promoted. While that may not always be the case, at Alhambra it is. With the recent hiring of Jason Bautista as the varsity girls ...

Read More »

Lady Bulldogs show solid defensive work in win over Trojans

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs showed intense vigor in their Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, win over Petaluma High School. Even with multiple players in foul trouble, the Lady Bulldogs showed maturity by maintaining a significant lead and not fouling out. In the end, the Dogs scored roughly 50 ...

Read More »

Lady Dogs find net nine times in win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The pitch at Knowles Field on Monday night resembled a shooting gallery during the varsity girls soccer game against De Anza. The Lady Dogs fired in nine goals in a huge victory. Their 9-1 win over the Dons from De Anza is their biggest of ...

Read More »