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Martinez Unified reassesses ‘lease-leaseback’ construction

Board also declares Oct. 11-17 ‘The Week of the School Administrator’; hears report from student Alicia Marazzani By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune In lease-leaseback construction delivery the way it’s done in Martinez’s school district, an architect is chosen through requests for proposals and builders are selected after requests for …

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Martinez Chamber selects new executive director

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Chamber of Commerce has chosen Julie Sabbagh, the former director of operations at the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, as its new executive director. Sabbagh, who started her new job Tuesday, also marketed her city through previous employment as the office …

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Joey Logano victorious in Charlotte

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Joey Logano got his fourth season victory and his first win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the rain-delayed Bank of America 500 Sunday afternoon. The first race of the second round in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship eliminations also saw Vallejo …

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Alhambra football pummelled by Campolindo Cougars

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune All odds were against Alhambra football on Friday night, and it was clear to see why when the Campolindo machine stepped onto the field. The game, which looked like the team’s homecoming parade with how they marched up and down the field, ended in a …

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Two Bulldogs medal in Half Moon Bay

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune For their fourth invitational cross country meet of this season, the Alhambra Bulldogs went to the 44th annual Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay High School last Saturday, Oct. 3. The Artichoke course is 2.33 miles in distance for every race. It consists …

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Shirley Manson and Garbage perform in Oakland

By Daniel Gluskoter Special to the Martinez Tribune Shirley Manson and Garbage appeared at the Fox Theater October 7, marking the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. The alternative rock band, featuring drummer Butch Vig, also the producer of Nirvana’s seminal grunge classic “Nevermind” along with guitarists Duke Erikson …

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CHP reminds motorists to make room for cyclists

Approximately 2,700 Bay Area bicyclists injured or killed last year in motor vehicle encounters By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune More than 140 bicyclists are killed in traffic collisions statewide each year, said Officer Daniel Hill, public information officer of the Golden Gate division of California Highway Patrol. He said …

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Audit results could cost city $420,000 a year

Report states 92 Martinez employees must begin paying into Social Security By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) officials have said an audit shows 92 Martinez employees must begin paying into Social Security. However, city officials are contemplating an appeal of that …

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Oh my God, Joe DiMaggio!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Vince Ferrante of Pittsburg writes: “In 1978 when I was 13 … Dad took me to Amato’s bar to visit his cousin Vince who was working. … Vince Amato asked me if I liked baseball … he then asked me if I would …

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Fire produces smoke, little damage at Martinez Junior High School

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A fire reported Sunday at Martinez Junior High School, 1600 Court St., alarmed neighbors because of rising smoke, but was confined to an “extremely small spot of the campus, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said Monday. …

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