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Bulldog football flattens Las Lomas

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alan Hern had a checklist of things he wanted his team to get done at Friday night’s game, and the Bulldogs delivered – and then some. First, he wanted to win. That was taken care of by the first unit in the first half. In ...

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Hospice Tree of Lights to be lit in ceremony Saturday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The broad canopy of limbs of a tall oak that stands in the median of Morello Avenue north of Arnold Drive will sparkle in tiny lights Saturday night, the first of a series of Tree of Lights celebrations. This is the ...

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Winter ‘Spare the Air’ season in effect

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The Winter Spare the Air season started Sunday, November 1, Tom Flannigan, spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, said. The season lasts until Feb. 29, 2016. Martinez residents should watch for the district’s declaration of Spare the Air alerts, especially if ...

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Smith leaning toward Trump vote

Martinez is about 67 percent Democrat, 30 percent Republican, and surprisingly, only 2 or so percent Independent. With the next presidential election in sight, I’m wondering how other people in Martinez feel about the candidates, and if they will opt to change parties in 2016. I’m a Democrat, but I’ve ...

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Two Martinez teens killed Halloween night

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune California Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into the 3 a.m. Sunday crash that killed two teenaged girls after a 16-year-old driver reportedly nodded off while driving east on Franklin Canyon Road west of McHarry Ranch Road. CHP Public Information Officer John Fransen said ...

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Roger Straw: ‘An ethical case against crude by rail’

By ROGER D. STRAW Special to the Tribune In June of 2013, I wrote a guest opinion for the Benicia Herald, “Do Benicians want tar-sands oil brought here?” I had just learned that the City of Benicia staff was proposing to give Valero Refinery a quick and easy pass to ...

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Couple selects Alhambra Cemetery for Halloween wedding

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Johnny Yasenchok and Lori Banta decided to get married, they both wanted the ceremony to take place on their favorite holiday, Halloween. And what better place for a Halloween wedding than a cemetery? So while children were preparing Saturday afternoon ...

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Lady Dogs blocked out by Acalanes Dons

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It was a neat, tidy, 59-minute match on the road in Lafayette for the Lady Bulldog volleyball team. In short, it was everything they didn’t want. Acalanes’ height, hitting and overall dominance was put on display on Tuesday night during their senior day celebrations as ...

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D’Atri and Tria take top five in final DFAL dual

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The second DFAL dual meet of the season was held at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton last Wednesday, Oct. 28. All runners from the seven DFAL schools raced either the 1.9-mile distance (Frosh/Soph and Junior Varsity) or the 2.95-mile distance (varsity). Shadow Cliffs, ...

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Police search for suspect in restaurant robbery

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a McDonald’s Restaurant, 1185 Arnold Drive, late Tuesday, Sgt. Tyson Muncher said. The robbery began about 9:08 p.m. Tuesday when someone walked up to the restaurant’s drive-through window and demanded money ...

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