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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John Muir National Historic Site

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Congressman Mike Thompson, District 5. (COURTESY / On File)

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