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D’Atri qualifies for CIF State meet in Fresno

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune More than 90 schools sent their best runners to the 2015 North Coast Section Championships at Hayward High School last Saturday, Nov. 21. Hayward has a long history of championship races, dating back to 1999. Throughout the years the distance has remained the …

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County takes next step in jail demolition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has taken its latest step in its quest to demolish the old county jail that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The county has published a notice of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a …

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Alhambra student to build grandfather clock

Students learn woodworking at Alhambra High under tutelage of Mr. Jay Heeb By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Matthew Webb’s interest in woodworking began when he was in sixth grade. As a Martinez Junior High School student, he heard about his school’s woodshop class, and thought he’d …

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Santa House in place for ‘jolliest elf’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Santa Claus is coming to Martinez. The city hasn’t just rolled out a welcome mat; it has set up a bright red house where children will be able to visit the jolly holiday elf. The house has been set up at …

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Las Juntas considers sistering with school in Benxi, China

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Las Juntas Elementary School could use a “sister,” two educators have suggested to the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education. It would be the first time the MUSD will participate in the sister school program. The sister would be a bilingual school …

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Alhambra High students experience ‘Arrive Alive’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A two-day program at Alhambra High School is endeavoring to prevent its students from becoming part of a tragic set of statistics. The program is called “Arrive Alive,” and that’s its goal – helping young motorists reach their destination instead of …

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Marines, community partner for toy drive

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents have nine spots where they can drop off toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that tries to assure that no child wakes up Christmas morning without a gift to unwrap, Sgt. Andrew J. Harris …

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Albanian flag to fly in Martinez

Ceremony at City Hall to commemorate Albanian independence By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune In a simple ceremony Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, Martinez city employees will raise a bright scarlet flag with a black double-headed eagle up the flagpole in front of Martinez City Hall. But to visitors and residents …

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‘The perfected soul’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt on the topic of “meditation on transformation,” one of the themes from Martinez resident Rick Hocker’s book, “Four in the Garden.” Why couldn’t all of us have been born perfect? Wouldn’t that solve all of the …

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