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Alhambra football bests Armijo

After last week’s fiasco at Rancho Cotate, Coach Alan Hern had what he called “a page and a half of corrections” he felt the varsity Bulldog football team needed to make, and that was just offensively. After Friday night’s 57-10 battering of the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on the road, he said ...

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Pausing to remember 9/11

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez officials, residents and visitors paused Friday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died 14 years ago when hijackers commandeered four planes and launched the first major foreign terrorist attack upon United States soil since Pearl Harbor. In a brief but poignant ...

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Edwards comes from behind to win Darlington

Vallejo native Jeff Gordon remains in the Chase Grid after finishing 16th, still looking for first win of 2015 By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Carl Edwards came back from being two laps down and survived a record 17 caution flags Sunday to win the Bojangles Southern 500 for the ...

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Young pirates to invade Martinez Library Monday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Avast, ye pint-sized sea dogs! Prepare to invade the Martinez Library Monday for swashbuckling tales and crafty pirate activities. Contra Costa County’s library manager Ruth Boyer said she will be garbed and ready to welcome young buccaneers and their parents to ...

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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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