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Abono signs on for San Jose State, gets No. 76 jersey

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a stellar 2015 season, one Alhambra lineman will be continuing on in his football career, as senior Dante Abono signs on to play with the San Jose State Spartans. The 6-foot-6 defensive tackle signed on with the Spartans despite interest from UC Davis, Hawaii, …

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Longing for summer

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune When I was growing up in Martinez in the late 1940s, there wasn’t much air conditioning around, so in the dog days of summer we were always looking around for places to stay cool. We would make excuses to visit the Union Ice …

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Spring in the air …

This red-shouldered hawk was recently captured on camera north of the soccer field at Hidden Lakes Park by Martinez photographer Warren Rose. Rose added: “While the calendar shows that it’s still winter in this part of California, spring has arrived. Baseball leagues are being formed and, shortly, we will hear …

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Pine Meadow, dog park issues dominate public comment at council meeting

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Despite a light agenda for Wednesday’s Martinez City Council meeting, many residents showed up to speak on items unrelated to the night’s formal proceedings. The “Friends of Pine Meadow” group lobbying to keep privately-owned land formerly used as the Pine Meadow Golf Course designated as open space, …

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Gaucho injury time winner stuns Dogs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It was surprising, it was unfair, it was heart wrenching, and it happened in a matter of seconds. It was soccer. It was one team wanting it more than the other and taking their chances, which were few and far between, and converting them. El …

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Late rally softens score line in Lady Bulldog loss to Campolindo, 72-50

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There’s a drop off when it comes to the quality of Miramonte and the rest of the league, but the Campolindo Cougars have done a great job closing that gap with a crop of young players. Still, the Alhambra varsity girls basketball team was successful …

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Arrest Log: Feb. 10-16, 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. • Juan LaFontainealvarez, 47, was arrested Feb. 16 on larceny charges. • Alana Goddard, 22, was arrested Feb. 15 for …

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Nomination period for June elections begins

UPDATED Feb. 19, 2016: In June, the top two candidates in each county race that receive the most votes will advance to the November Primary. MARTINEZ, Calif. – The first step on the road to the June 7 Presidential Primary Election begins this week, as Contra Costa residents are invited …

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Police Blotter: Feb. 10-16, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, Feb. 10 At 6:35 a.m. a spoon with heroin in it was found in the bathroom of the downtown Starbucks alongside the cap to a hypodermic needle. I guess everyone has their own reasons to be addicted to Starbucks. An hour and a half …

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