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Lady Dogs prevail in pitcher’s duel

The ability to hit the snooze button when waking up in the morning and get some extra sleep — and not be late – is something to be treasured. So when they woke up on day two of the Livermore Stampede, and found out their contest against Mountain View was being ...

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Alhambra girls shocked in tournament opener revenge

It was exactly 364 days prior to the last time the Bulldogs faced Foothill that they beat the Pleasanton side in the opener of the Livermore Stampede Tournament. Nearly a year later, the revamped Falcons took down the Lady Bulldog softball team in a way they are not accustomed to ...

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A’s show promise in season opening split with Angels

BY RYAN LEONG For any baseball team, it’s impossible to win or lose all of your games. So for the upstart Oakland Athletics, it was ideal that they split their opening four game series against the rival Los Angeles Angels. Before the first pitch of the season was thrown, there ...

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A time travel field trip at Las Juntas

Imagine a room of students dressed in American revolutionary period clothing seated around three sides of the room and a talented professional entertainer backed by an array of circa 1700s flags on the fourth side. With the flags are muskets, chests and assorted objects used to make history come alive ...

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Bulldogs walk off in tournament semi-final over Pittsburg

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the third straight year the Bulldogs will be playing in the championship game of their own Easter Tournament. It took an extra inning of action against a tough Pittsburg team, but the Bulldogs finally prevailed in the eight inning by a mark of 4-3. ...

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April 7, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the location of the workbench ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 26 – April 3, 2017

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Tywaan Gaines, 36, was arrested April 3 for alleged possession of controlled substance and revocation of probation. • Anthony Pacheco, 27, ...

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County Office of Education announces death of former superintendent

The Contra Costa County Office of Education sadly announced today that former Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., died unexpectedly, early Thursday (March 30) morning. Dr. Ovick served as the County Superintendent of Schools from 1996-2014. Dr. Ovick was an educator for 45 years. He began his career as ...

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The Architecture Around Us: Who cares about an old jail?

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Historic architecture does more than indicate time passed. Downtown Martinez’s identity springs from its buildings and the dialogue between them that creates a skyline like the scales of a George Gershwin tune. Obliterate the Old Jail, and Contra Costa’s best governmental historic resource ...

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