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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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Four Bulldogs medal at Castro Valley Invitational

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune Alhambra’s cross country runners competed at the Peter Brewer/Castro Valley Invitational this past Saturday, where the Frosh/Soph and junior varsity runners ran the 2.1 mile course and the varsity raced the even tougher 3-mile distance at Canyon Middle School. Several strong teams were …

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Mayor returns from ‘investment trip’ to China

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Like a gardener who plants seeds, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder won’t know right away if his 10 days in China will produce a harvest. However, past trips by San Francisco Bay Area mayors have been productive and Schroder is hoping one day the Silicon …

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City manager featured speaker at Martinez Rotary

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune City Manager Rob Braulik told Rotary that he sees Martinez in the context of history. One hundred sixty-five years ago, Martinez became the County seat. A century ago, Shell arrived. Today the County, Shell and the county hospital are our major employers. Over …

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Alhambra tennis showing improvement

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s Lady Bulldog tennis team had a much improved match-up the second time around with the Miramonte Matadors on Tuesday, Oct. 13, but still lost 0-9 despite some well played tennis. At the number one singles spot, Katie Hoffmann played a very good match with …

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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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Alhambra claims first DFAL win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After back to back weeks against the toughest the Diablo Foothill Athletic League has to offer, the Bulldogs were able to take a break, and cruise to a 12-8 win. All due respect to Dougherty Valley, but the phrase “take a break” was appropriate for …

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Some parents disappointed by ‘Tot Time’ program closure

Parents say preschool allowed parent/student education at affordable cost; urge board to bring program back By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. –A class offered through Martinez Adult Education for about 20 years established a cooperative opportunity for parents of young children to participate in their children’s preschool education …

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