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OCH offers alternative to euthanization

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune As we’ve previously noted, last November Outcast Cat Help added a new program to help our community manage the free-roaming cat population – Return to Field (RTF). With RTF, we pull healthy, unadoptable, free-roaming cats turned in at the shelter, get them spayed/neutered, ...

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Mysterious airships of California

By OLAV PHILLIPS Special to the Tribune Have you ever been at a baseball game enjoying a brew when an airship flew overhead? Maybe you took a tour of the amazing hangers at Moffett Field? The answer is probably yes. At some point, we have all seen those majestic airships ...

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I heart Martinez

Martinez, California, is my adopted home town. Martinez is where I live, work, and raise my family.  Imagine the culture shock for this LA native. The little city of Martinez has a genuine “Howdy, neighbor!” small town vibe that I did not experience before I moved north to the Bay ...

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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new organist

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez recently hired a new organist and choirmaster. Alfred Gary Evans comes to the church from Bantam, Connecticut. Evans studied at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut, where he won awards for music theory ...

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Sappal sworn in as Chief of Police

Community outreach, building on strong foundation part of new chief’s vision By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Manjit Sappal spent his first week as Martinez Police Chief attending plenty of meetings. But as those meetings subside, he’ll be making his face known around town. Sappal, whose first ...

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Councilmember recalls search for 9/11 memorial

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks 14 years ago will be remembered at 8 a.m. today in a flag-raising ceremony at Martinez’s own 9/11 Memorial that contains steel girders from the World Trade Center. Mayor Rob Schroder and Martinez Police Chief ...

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Lady Dogs stay perfect, beat Concord in straight sets

The Alhambra varsity volleyball team will have a nice solid week to fondly look back and reflect on their first eight games of the season after their most recent win. A three-games-to-nothing victory over the Concord Minutemen on Thursday night sees the Bulldogs improve to a perfect 8-0 in their ...

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Bulldog varsity volleyball gets to perfect 7-0

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For most of the offseason, Coach Willie Marchesano has been trying to track down the answer to a simple question: when was the last time a girl’s volleyball team from Alhambra made it to the playoffs. The seemingly simple question has yet to be answered. ...

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