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Thompson votes for Bipartisan Budget Act

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents Martinez in the House, voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 266-167, and has been sent to the Senate for its consideration. That act, ...

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Seventeen ‘sideshow’ cars impounded near Franklin Canyon Golf Course

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – California Highway Patrol has impounded 17 vehicles, mostly sports cars, and has cited their drivers after officers converged on a “sideshow” late Saturday near Franklin Canyon Golf Course west of Martinez, CHP Officer John Fransen said. “Sideshows” is a term for ...

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Bulldog boys polo pummeled by Acalanes

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Just because they’ve already qualified for North Coast Section, doesn’t mean the Bulldogs will have wanted to go into the NCS meeting on such a sour note. All season the Bulldogs have matched up against Division I teams, and the Acalanes Dons are no different. ...

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Ferrari catches fire at gas station

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A car fire last week at a Martinez Chevron gas station, 1250 Morello Ave., could have been worse. A black Ferrari identified as belonging to Al Cui caught fire after a spark ignited gasoline fumes when he was refueling his car ...

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Alhambra frosh football falls to Dougherty Valley

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Anyone who has ever played the sport of football knows it’s really hard to score if you don’t have the ball. The freshman boys, who have been flying high all season, have a chink in their armor now after a 36-21 loss over the Dougherty ...

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Alhambra bests Dougherty Valley 35-7

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For nine weeks, the Oct. 30 bye week seemed like a cruel joke, the league’s sick punch line to a long, brutal season. But now that it’s here, and the Bulldogs have reached it in such commanding fashion with a 35-7 win over Dougherty Valley on ...

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Resident asks questions about dog park

Dear Editor, I love your paper! It’s so nice to read all the stories about our town, and to have all the color pictures. I’m so glad you’re here. I wanted to weigh in about the dog park, or potential for Martinez to have a dog park. Whenever I’m driving ...

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Life on the Shoreline: Mary Carone Nicholson

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Sacramento Italian Culture Society (see: http://www.italiancenter.net) has asked me to talk about my book “Capito!” Italians and the Development of Martinez” this Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at their Carmichael facility. All Italian voices will be heard that day, so please join us! I ...

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Bulldog girls bow to Knights, 15-4

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Some teams will be able to rest in the final week of play for the fall water polo season, but the Alhambra girls will be working down to the wire. With their 15-4 loss against Las Lomas on Wednesday night, the Bulldogs set up a ...

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