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Ionescu & co, benched in first half, outscore Alhambra

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune To put this into perspective, Miramonte High School girls’ basketball is ranked fifth in the nation on Maxpreps, while Alhambra is ranked 9,524th. Both are in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. Miramonte coach Kelly Sopak sat his top three players the entire first …

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Sand & bags available at several locations in Martinez

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Sand piles, like this one at the top of F Street near Alhambra High School, are ready and waiting for local residents who come bearing sandbags. As reminders of the latest El Niño season move through the area, well over 2,500 sandbags have been snapped …

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Eight vie for Martinez Unified School District seat

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Eight district residents have stepped up to be considered to fill the approaching vacancy on the Martinez Unified School District Board. The group includes a mix of educators, a program analyst and laboratory technician, a labor activist, and a retiree who previously …

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Community leaders share resolutions

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Resolutions abound each Jan. 1 as the turning of the calendar brings new opportunities for a fresh start. The proverbial do over. Like Time Magazine found its survey of Americans, local officials also voiced a desire to “live a healthier lifestyle” in …

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Man shot; suspect on the lam

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An investigation continues in a weekend shooting that left one person with non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez Police Det. Gerardo Espinoza declined to go into specifics about the investigation, but said a “person of interest’’ is being sought in connection with the case. The …

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‘San Francisco Relocated’ author to present book at Martinez Library

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune History buffs may enjoy hearing the perspectives of Diane Donovan who will be speaking on her book, “San Francisco Relocated,” on Tuesday at the Martinez Library. The hour-long presentation about the City’s amazing building moves from the time of the Gold Rush to modern times …

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Human trafficking ‘definitely happening in Martinez,’ officials say

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Human trafficking is not a problem limited to the grainy, dimly lit cable television news exposés in foreign lands or slick Hollywood dramas. It is in Contra Costa County’s backyard and it has been here for some time. A report presented Feb. 12 to the …

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Raiders to stay in Oakland, at least for the moment

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER While the official announcement from the NFL on Tuesday that the St. Louis Rams were moving back to Los Angeles was good news for the San Francisco 49ers, it only served to add more uncertainty to the status of the Oakland Raiders. Where the 49ers now have …

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Seventy-nine-year-old involved in serious accident expected to survive; fellow passengers perish

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune A third person who was asleep in the back seat of a car involved in a fatal crash last weekend is expected to survive, according to Pleasant Hill Police Department (PHPD). Pleasant Hill Police Officer Scott Vermillion said Maria Hernandez, 79, of Mexico City, is …

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A working definition of faith

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune What is faith? Most would say that faith is a strong belief in spiritual things. I think that faith is something entirely different. Belief is a product of the mind. Faith emanates from the soul. Belief determines what we think and choose. Faith …

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