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Bulldog boys polo roughed up in League opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There was a definite size difference in a lot of things when you get to the Soda Aquatic Center on the campus of Campolindo High School. The pool, the size of the team. All things considered, the Bulldog varsity water polo team battled back from …

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Six Bulldogs win awards at Ram Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The Bulldog cross country team traveled to Daly City’s Westmoor High School for the 34th Annual Ram Invitational this past Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Westmoor’s qualifications for medaling were to place in the top 25 finishers that were not on the overall winning …

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Alhambra Bulldog tennis blanked by Campo Cougars

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s Lady Bulldog tennis team is in the middle of their toughest stretch of the 2015 season, and was caught by a good Campolindo team that outplayed them 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Campo always boasts a good team, but Coach Sarah Gallagher was able to …

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Lady Dogs drop heartbreaker

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Lady Bulldog volleyball team dropped a real heartbreaker at home to Dublin on Tuesday night, ultimately losing in a tiebreaker fifth set after taking a 2-1 lead. Four of the five sets played on Tuesday night in the Alhambra gym were only decided by …

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‘Killer’ bees in Briones may have been strays

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A university researcher may have reported finding a couple of Africanized, or “killer” bees in Briones Regional Park, but park employees have found no evidence of any colonies there, Carolyn Jones, East Bay Regional Parks public information supervisor, said. Joshua Kohn, …

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Local artist to guide veterans through self-portrait exercise

By KERI LUIZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Kleber, artist and owner of ARTU4iA, recently received a grant from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) for a veteran-focused painting workshop. The program is called “About Face: Building Veterans’ Self-Understanding through Self-Portraits.” Kleber’s idea is to …

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Sex, drugs & the CIA – sordid tale of Operation Midnight Climax

By OLAV PHILLIPS Special to the Tribune In the annals of the strange and weird, the darkened streets of San Francisco possess some of the oddest stories out there. At one time or another, San Francisco has been the home to some true weirdness. From cults like Jim Jones’ People’s …

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Outcast launches Caring campaign to save cats

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune How do you think your pet cat would react if they suddenly ended up in a noisy, cold, and scary animal shelter? For some pet cats, this experience is so foreign and frightening that they panic, act out and earn themselves a trip …

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You say Amato’s, I say Amato’s!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Two of Mary Goodman’s (b. 1949) remembrance of her Sicilian Family. See last week’s edition of the Martinez Tribune for Part One. Everyone still remembers Amato’s Restaurant. Even I, Kristin, do – especially the tongues hanging out of …

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