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Alhambra polo racks up 21 goals in big win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In two days the Bulldog varsity water polo team has put more than 30 goals in the net against their visiting opponents, with their most recent effort coming in a big win over the St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo Bruins. The Bulldogs racked up 21 goals in ...

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Bulldogs beat Dons in Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune After training through the summer’s relentless heat for months, the Alhambra Bulldog cross country team arrived at the Ed Sias Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, ready for their first race. The always competitive Ed Sias Invitational is always held at Martinez’s Hidden Valley ...

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Local cats shipped to Sacramento for spay/neuter services

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune This week we will celebrate the 500th free-roaming cat rescued from certain death at Contra Costa County Animal Services (CCAS) since the inception of our Return to Field (RTF) program in November 2014. It’s pretty sad to consider that we need to take ...

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Italians in Martinez: Bologna feeds into America!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune We are not talking cheap meat here In the development of Martinez, the Northern Italian immigrants that came before the Fisher people were farmers and wine makers and were also major contributors to the town we know of today. Martinez’s climate is much ...

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Long live newspapers!

I welcome the Tribune to Martinez. In this age of social media, it is vital that print media flourish because of censorship that exists in social media. Newspapers have a Letters to the Editor section (in the Tribune “Your Voice”) where opinions will be aired subject to standard guidelines. Letters ...

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Martini Happy Hour, graffiti & prayers …

MANY THANKS go out to the Martinez Chamber of Commerce for allowing the Martinez Tribune to host this year’s Martini Happy Hour, held last Friday evening in our soon-to-be lobby at 725 Ward St., Suite G. Lots of Martizians stopped by for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and good company. Thank you ...

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Council endorses statue proposal to honor Joe DiMaggio

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shortly after Mayor Rob Schroder and members of the Martinez City Council honored those who had restored the “Joltin’ Joe” boat that belonged to Martinez native son Joe DiMaggio, the panel agreed Wednesday night the city should seek out sites for ...

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Council considers tree loss mitigation plan

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the past, Pacific Gas and Electric has removed trees so aggressively for its Pipeline Pathways Project that it alarmed and upset residents. Their outcry was so loud that the utility company halted the work. PG&E still needs to clear obstructions ...

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Martinez Horsemen’s Association helps fire victims

Devastation left by Butte & Valley fires affecting four legged friends; Association needs donations to help feed, house pets By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As of Tribune deadline Thursday, the corner is starting to be turned on the massive Butte and Valley fires blazing in Calaveras, ...

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Martinez author’s second train book released

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As soon as he could drive, Martinez author Ed Mackinson started exploring railroads, and soon bought a 35mm Nikkormat and a used Nikon F camera to start shooting pictures of locomotives and the cars they pulled. Last year, Morning Sun Books ...

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