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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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Martinez police remember fallen sergeant

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Police Department remembered the life of Sgt. Paul Starzyk Sunday morning with the raising of the American and California flags, a ceremony it has observed annually since Starzyk lost his life in the line of duty. This year, however, ...

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Alhambra sputters against Rancho

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As the clock wound down and the celebration drew quiet after the Alhambra Bulldogs’ win over the College Park Falcons last Friday night, Coach Alan Hern spoke only of Rancho Cotate. He was adamant that his players would need to play a clean game against ...

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Beaver deaths still a mystery

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The family of beavers that live in Alhambra Creek apparently has lost this year’s litter as well as one born last year, but the cause of the deaths remain a mystery, said Heidi Perryman, president of Worth a Dam, and Conrad ...

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Government offices closed Monday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Labor Day is a federal holiday, and most government buildings will be closed Monday in its observance. All Contra Costa County offices will be closed Monday, as will most Martinez government and other municipal offices. The Martinez Treatment Plant, 3003 Pacheco Blvd., will be ...

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Marina Vista exit work nears completion

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – After months of construction that led to the closure in April of the southbound exit ramp from Interstate-680 to Marina Vista and Waterfront Road, the new off ramp should be finished some time next month, Allyn Amsk, Caltrans District 4 public ...

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