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Alhambra grinds out win over Dublin

 On a night when everything was dressed in a blanket of blue and gold, and everyone looked their best, the product on the field was anything but attractive. When you look at Alhambra’s 14-13 win over Dublin on Friday night, it’ll be a game that you cringe at when you …

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Public review period for General Plan winding down

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents have until Oct. 29 to weigh in on an update to the Martinez General Plan, a document that was adopted in 1973. The public review period started Sept. 15, and copies of the draft Environmental Impact Report, draft 2035 …

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‘Golden Goal’ dooms Bulldogs against Falcons

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Three years running, now this heated rivalry has gone into an overtime period, but this time it wasn’t the Bulldogs who came out on top. For the first time in recent memory it was College Park’s water polo team who went home happy. Tuesday’s 12-11 …

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Public Safety Subcommittee eyes code amendments

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Public Safety Subcommittee will hear an update on homeless-related issues in the downtown business area Monday, and will weigh in on possible changes to the Martinez Municipal Code that may address some related issues. The subcommittee, on which Councilmembers …

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‘Ride to Remember’ bike ride to honor fallen responders

Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson and former MPD Chief Dave Cutaia (now of ESPN) organize ride By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The current Contra Costa County District Attorney and a former Martinez police chief who now works for ESPN have teamed to organize the inaugural “Ride to Remember” …

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Center, Morello re-paving slated

Arnold Drive, Howe Road & other streets to be patch-paved By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez motorists who have been frustrated with conditions on Morello and Center avenues are about to get relief. The Martinez City Council has hired MCK Services to repave portions of those …

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Annual financial report to show city ‘in the black’

One-time revenues boost Martinez finances; $2.3 million surplus shown in General Fund By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – One-time revenue sources will put Martinez’s finances in the black, as described in the upcoming Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) the Martinez City Council will see Nov. 4. But …

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Bocce: Of Italian Import

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune I have only played bocce once and that was at Burning Man. My teacher was wearing Spider-Man underwear. A few days later the ephemeral Black Rock City disappeared, as it does every year, and I never found bocce camp again. The Martinez Bocce …

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Girls polo grabs first league win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Off the back of a less than ideal loss to the College Park Falcons, Alhambra rebounded in a big way to grab their first league win on Wednesday night, beating Dougherty Valley 15-3. The road win marks Alhambra’s ninth win of the season, but more …

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City explores improving ties with sister city in Scotland

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez’s sister city is reaching out from across the ocean, hoping to reinforce the tie the two cities share – John Muir. In a presentation to the City Council Wednesday night, Mark Thomson and Bruce Campbell, wearing kilts in the tartan patterns of their …

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