Recent Posts

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ premieres at Martinez’s Campbell Theatre

By DAVID SCHOLZ Special to the Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Theater goers on Saturday night were transported back in time to a simpler and yet complex time during a spirited version of Harper Lee’s timeless American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Presented by the Vallejo-based Bay Area Stage Productions (BAS) …

Read More »

Ann Notarangelo to succeed Lesher at Shell Martinez Refinery

Emmy-winning news anchor and county leader Ann Notarangelo will oversee outreach programs, advocacy, and community partnerships Ann Notarangelo, new Manager of External Relations for Shell Martinez Refinery. (COURTESY / On File) MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shell Martinez is proud to welcome Ann Notarangelo as their new Manager of External Relations for …

Read More »

City Manager Rob Braulik announces resignation

UPDATED NOV. 18, 2015, 12:47 P.M. By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Rob Braulik, who was hired Feb. 4 as the latest Martinez city manager, has resigned, Mayor Rob Schroder said Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a public statement. Braulik’s last day is Dec. 31. Schroder said Braulik …

Read More »

Persimmon!

By DEBRA MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Known as the divine food in Japan because it’s so sweet, the persimmon is an orange to orange-red fruit about the size of an apple, with four prominent, large, papery leaves at the crown. It has a very thin, smooth, delicate skin …

Read More »

Juicy citrus is now at your Farmers Market

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association From little kumquats to large pomelos, citrus fruits will add flavor, color, and zest to your holiday meals. You all know that citrus is vitamin C in a tasty little package, but did you know that citrus also has antioxidants, potassium, …

Read More »

Alhambra football advances in NCS playoffs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In what is likely the final game this season at Knowles Field, the Alhambra High School Varsity Football Team beat out the De Anza Dons in a tough first round match up. The Bulldogs 40-14 win on Friday, Nov. 13, was pretty convincing once the …

Read More »

D’Atri & Tria medal among DFAL’s best

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The seven DFAL schools clashed at the Diablo Foothill Athletic League Championships last Saturday, Nov. 7, at Martinez’s Hidden Valley Park on Center Avenue. Alhambra, which had the least amount of athletes out of any school, faced off against Miramonte, Campolindo, Dougherty Valley, …

Read More »

Veteran recounts wartime memories

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune When Earl J. Kohler describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he recalls the sounds of planes, bombs and breaking glass as vividly as if the attack had happened hours, not decades ago. Kohler, who goes by Chuck, is a Concord resident now, but …

Read More »

Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas Motor Speedway

By DONNA-BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Jimmy Johnson leads just six laps, letting others run at the front of the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth for 330 laps. But those six laps let him play spoiler in the Chase for the Championship when he won the race Sunday at Texas …

Read More »

Dogs grab commanding win for seniors

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The final game of the season is always a chance for the team to honor the seniors, and allow them to enjoy their final game. In recent memory, the varsity Bulldog volleyball team’s final game of the regular season was a day to reflect. There …

Read More »