Wednesday , November 22 2017
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    Metallica, Dave Matthews, Dead to Headline Fire Benefit Concert

    BY HELEN LAME´ A strong All-Star line-up has been announced as part of a November 9th benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco to help support victims impacted by the recent wildfires that ra...

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    Warriors receive their rings, but lose a heartbreaker

    BY RYAN LEONG Although the Warriors got their enormously sized rings and unveiled their second championship banner in three seasons, it was not the happy ending everyone wanted. The Houston Rockets, w...

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    Jared Goff’s return to the Bay Area a successful one

    BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jared Goff’s first regular season appearance in the Bay Area as a professional was a successful one as the former Cal quarterback looked sharp and poised during his appearanc...

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    Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

    By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Pl...

  • Rhonda Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator (far right), introduced the “High Achievers” of Volunteer service hours for 2016 at the 49th Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center last week. They are Jo-Ann Lee (735 hours), Linda Waxman (1,133 hours), Bill Cunningham (586 hours).  Not shown is Richard Firth (1,110).  For the year, 314 volunteers totaled up 31,145 service hours. (COURTESY / On File)

    Local hospital volunteers recognized

    Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our c...

  • Alhambra freshman Carson Edwards took fourth place overall in the 1600-meter race against setting a new personal record in the process at Northgate on April 26, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    D’Atri & Tria run to record board for Bulldog track team

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog track team went over to Walnut Creek’s Northgate High for the season’s last dual meet, this past Wednesday, April 26. With the season’s end quickly appr...

  • Alhambr’s Emily Ramos fires a shot past the Livermore goalkeeper in the Bulldogs’ 11-5 victory over their opponents on May 3, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Girls lacrosse on the brink of program history

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On March 3, 2013, the girls lacrosse program officially kicked off. There was a team prior to that fateful March day. But that day the program was able to call itse...

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    Renowned poets to read at Alhambra High’s Ecopoetry event

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and Alhambra High School students for the 2017 Ecopoetry Event.  This is the 3rd annual event, staged in the historic Victorian home where the c...

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    Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE

    Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE Alhambra High School senior Marc Moore is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. Moore, a two-year varsity player, has been one of the team’s best goal-scorers over t...

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    Martinez Police Blotter: April 26 – May 2, 2017

    By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. We...

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There’s no excuse for these moms

The "No Excuse Moms" group at Martinez Athletic Club. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Everyone knows that being a mom is tough. Finding time to balance kids, a household and work is difficult. Often times, moms end up making their health the lowest of their priorities. Some moms are too busy to eat healthy. Other moms struggle with finding a gym ...

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Michael L. Alford

Mike Alford

Michael L. Alford July 6, 1943 – May 22, 2015 Resident of Martinez­­­­ Michael L. Alford, 71, of Martinez, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 6, 1943, in Martinez, the only son of Budd and Mary Alford. Mike attended Saint Catherine of Siena School before ...

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In Motion Dance Center celebrates anniversary

Members of In Motion Dance Center’s Musical Theater II Team perform “Juicy,” from the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Martinez Junior High School. The number, one of many performed by IMDC as part of their 2015 Recital, garnered lots of laughs as the Oompa Loompas danced farewell to character Violet Beauregarde (center). (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Hundreds of local dancers took to the stage last month to tap, glide and flip their way to lifelong memories, and for one local couple the performances marked a business milestone. David and Deena Roming of In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) are ...

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Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice

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A vintage show and luncheon will be held next month to benefit the Bruns House, an inpatient hospice care home for patients who require acute symptom management. The theme of the luncheon is “Pretty in Pink” with a vintage glamour dress code. Music will be provided by Eddie Toganon. The ...

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Greg Schwem: ‘To my child, I bequeath the blade’

Standup comedian, author and technically challenged family guy Greg Schwem (pictured) thinks everything is funny. Whether he’s writing about the Pope’s first tweet, smartphones that make him feel dumb or any of the many ways that modern society can drive a person nuts, Schwem plucks chords of hysteria that resonate. (ON FILE)

By GREG SCHWEM Tribune Media Services Humor Hotel I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start. My teenage daughter rolled down the driveway piloting a piece of machinery that I warned could cause serious injury ...

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My son’s initiation

A new-generation humor columnist, Mark Bazer examines cultural trends, current events and personal experiences with a dry wit and deft touch. (ON FILE)

By MARK BAZER Tribune Content Agency The Boston Red Sox have always been the only team, in any sport, that really mattered to me. My dad put a Carlton Fisk poster up on my wall before I knew who Carlton Fisk was, or what a wall was, and, well, that ...

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Cal Thomas: ‘They hate us, but who cares?’

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By CAL THOMAS Tribune Content Agency In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public’s level of ...

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My Pet World: Why has formerly cuddly cat changed his tune?

Steve Dale (pictured) speaks for the animals. He is a journalist with a passion for pets and he covers the pet beat like no other reporter. Dale delivers topical, serious news along with advice from leading pet-care professionals. (ON FILE)

By STEVE DALE Tribune Content Agency TORONTO, CANADA – These cat questions are answered by three board members of the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation who were in Toronto for the foundation’s annual symposium July 2. Chiming in are: Dr. Drew Weigner, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Brian Holub, of Boston, Mass., ...

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Greece’s woes, and what they mean for U.S. investors

Jill Schlesinger, Certified Financial Planner® and CBS News Senior Business Analyst, draws on her career as an investment advisor to prepare readers for creating future options for themselves and their families – and for having fun along the way. Schlesinger also welcomes questions from readers. (JOHN FILO / CBS)

By JILL SCHLESINGER Tribune Content Agency After Greek citizens voted no to more austerity on July 5, the two most frequently asked questions that I fielded were: What’s next? And what should investors do? Five years ago, the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary ...

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