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Alhambra alum throws pair of complete games

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Every know and then we’re reminded how many top athletes have gone through the Alhambra softball program. The class of 2014 took home two North Coast Section titles, and a lot of that was due to the shutdown pitching. Two-time Diablo Foothill Athletic League most …

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Bulldogs lack fire in loss to Albany

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The first two word’s out of Daryl King’s mouth after the game on Monday afternoon were predictable, nut had the same effect nonetheless. “No excuses,” the second-year head coach said after Alhambra’s varsity baseball teams 5-4 loss to the Albany Cougars on March 14. “Whether …

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Jeff Campbell, Andrew St. James play Armando’s

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune On March 10, I was able to watch musicians Andrew St. James and Jeff Campbell at the Minor Chords Production’s show located at Armando’s in downtown Martinez. I sat down with 20-year-old San Francisco native Andrew St. James, right before his soundcheck. He talked to …

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St. Catherine’s volunteers …

Sixth grade students from St. Catherine of Siena School (pictured) recently served a feast of delicious food to members of the community at the Knights of Columbus corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. (COURTESY / On File)

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Man, wife killed in traffic accident; three children, two elders left orphaned

Community raises $42,000 to aid family By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune The Martinez community has pulled together over $40,000 to help five children whose parents were killed in a traffic accident Sunday. Roberto and Maria Bolanos, along with three of their young children and an adult cousin, were traveling westbound …

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Arrest Log: March 9-15, 2016

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. • Bobby Paulsen, 48, was arrested March 9 for alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. • …

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Police Blotter: March 9-15, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, March 9 At 3:26 a.m., a man was lying down with his pants down, unresponsive, on the ground next to the Fresh Start Restaurant. Probably just wanted to be first in line for some delicious breakfast. At 8 a.m., a man in his 20s …

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Old Carrows restaurant to become pet food store

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The building that once housed Carrows Restaurant in Muir Station Center will become a pet food store. The location at 500 Center Ave. near Nob Hill Foods, CVS, Kinder’s and Starbucks will become a Pet Food Express, according to petfoodexpress.com. The store will offer pet food and …

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Barrel Aged owners announce law suit against landlords

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Owners of the popular coffee house Barrelista, and the recently reopened Barrel Aged restaurant have announced their intention to file a lawsuit against their former landlords. Proprietor Arash Pakzad said the Kassel family, who owns the commercial property that once housed Barrel Aged at 823 Main Street …

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Good Stuff Guitar to close

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Local music shop Good Stuff Guitar has announced its impending closure. The store at 511 Main Street will close its doors April 30. Lessons, however, along with instrument repair, will continue at 535 Ward Street. Limited retail items will also be available at that location, according to …

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