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Martinez grandmother, granddaughter team up to create children’s book

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez author Jacque Hall was inspired to write her first book after babysitting her granddaughter’s bunny. Puzzled at the animal’s silence, she asked herself a question, then wrote about it in her children’s book, “What Does the Rabbit Say?’ Her agent …

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Fecal incident draws attention to downtown woes

Businesses affected by out-of-control transients & others, residents say By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents who told the Martinez City Council how a partially-dressed woman smeared feces on vehicles and the window of a downtown bar said the incident is one of “a long line of …

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Coastal Cleanup nets ton of trash

Local volunteers carry on decades- long tradition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A crew of about 250 volunteers, from adults to scouting organizations and local school children, have hauled 2,700 pounds of trash from the Martinez shoreline. They filled 370 large garbage bags with fast food …

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VFW to host picnic

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1351 will have its first picnic Saturday afternoon at Waterfront Park for all veterans and their families, Commander Ellison Lockett said. Members of the American Legion Post 29 will also be there, helping prepare typical …

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Students raise $13,000 for Martinez Police K-9

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two local students that are members of the Martinez Grange have a history of giving. They’ve given toys to military dogs. They’ve also made quilts for older veterans. But their biggest challenge started a year ago, when they decided to raise …

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The Celtic Spaghetti Knot of Martinez

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Celtic Spaghetti Knot of Martinez. I call it that because the intertwining of time in Martinez is not linear. Time operates on a calculus of dimensions beyond the three we perceive and it often has delightful social consequences. I am forever resting …

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Alhambra volleyball suffers first loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As recently as last season the Lady Bulldog’s games could be described with a single clichéd phrase. “They made them earn it.” It was a catch-all term used as a form of consolation in the case of a loss wherein the team they matched up …

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Bulldog JV team earns first win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The popularly coined phrase, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” has never applied to Alhambra’s junior varsity football team. The team was very much broken and needed to be fixed. That fix was made and generated results almost instantly Friday night, earning the Bulldogs …

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Briones fire under control

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A brush fire burned 5.1 acres at Briones Regional Park and neighboring Martinez-area land before Contra Costa County Fire Protection District brought it under control, Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said Monday afternoon. The land has been used for grazing cattle, and that helped firefighters, …

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Bulldogs stand tall defensively, beat Washington-Fremont

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On a night when Miramonte put up a 49-6 win, the Bulldogs nearly matched the Matador output by scoring 48 in a win over the Washington-Fremont Huskies Friday night. The win puts the Bulldogs at 3-1 overall, and sets up a dream match-up for the …

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