Wednesday , April 26 2017
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    April 21, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

    Where in Martinez was this car displayed in Martinez? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or ...

  • Ramon Regalado (seated), a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II, turned 100 last week. He is pictured here with family, friends and physicians from the Martinez Veterans Association, who surprised Regalado with a birthday party at the local VA. (COURTESY / On File)

    Incredible survivor celebrates 100th birthday at local VA

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – After months of heavy fighting and capture by the Japanese army, Ramon Regalado escaped the 1942 Bataan Death March, survived malaria, fought to the end of World War II, and lived t...

  • The future location of a dog park in Martinez, near the John Muir Amphitheater at Waterfront Park. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

    Dog park to be ready in six weeks, City says

    By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Six weeks is the timetable for the opening of a long-sought after dog park in Martinez – albeit a temporary home – after the Martinez City Council’s...

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    Athlete of the Week: Jadyn London

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: JADYN LONDON Alhambra High School sophomore Jadyn London is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. The sophomore midfielder has been crucial to the Alhambra girls lacrosse team’...

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    Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 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. • Wen...

  • Alhambra junior Trent Greene drove in the Bulldogs’ lone run in the 2-1 loss to College Park on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Falcons out-duel Alhambra in 2-1 home win

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Between the two teams, there were only five hits. Both pitchers carved through the line ups, but once again Alhambra’s baseball team couldn’t punch in the runs they...

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    Police Blotter: April 12-18, 2017

    By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. We...

  • John Muir Land Trust Executive Director Linus Eukel at Martinez Rotary. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

    John Muir Land Trust – a Contra Costa gem

    By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune The John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) protects the environment and saves land in Contra Costa County. JMLT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is protecti...

  • A Sept. 1, 1917 article on the opening of the Martinez Grammar School, which is now Martinez City Hall. (DAILY GAZETTE / On File)

    Part 2: Happy 100th birthday to Martinez City Hall!

    By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 2 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Architecture is the one art form the public cannot escape. Frank Lloyd Wright s...

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    Park It: Earth Day celebrations

    By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Earth Day, an annual re-dedication to environmental preservation and protection, first celebrated in 1970, will be marked again this year by special events in seve...

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City moves forward with dredging plan

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council approved Wednesday a resolution to allocate funds to hire a consultant for a marina dredge design and study. A water depth survey of the marina was recently completed which defined the locations and amounts of siltation that has occurred in the marina since its last ...

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County’s Democratic Leadership elects new officers

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The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 19, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates – these are two-year terms. ...

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Park It: Farewell to the Monarchs

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The monarch butterfly winter convention at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is winding down, and the park naturalists have scheduled some farewell programs illustrating the beautiful insects’ life cycle. Hundreds of the butterflies have clustered in the park’s eucalyptus groves for the past ...

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Martinez Police Blotter: Jan. 23-31, 2017

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By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Monday, Jan. 23 At 11 a.m., a man in an orange beanie threw an apple core at a ...

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Bulldog grapplers meet up with Clayton Valley

Alhambra wrestler Mikey Gargaro looks for direction from his coaches as he closes in on a pin in the Bulldogs’ dual meet against Clayton Valley on Feb. 1, 2017. Gargaro won his match in the 113-pound weight class. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s wrestlers were once again at the mercy of their small side in their dual meet loss to Clayton Valley. But in contested matches, the Bulldogs will have been pleased with their six wins  and four losses. The matches were starting to ebb toward the ...

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Feb. 3, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

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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. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed Bagel Street Cafe in the Knob Hill ...

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Dogs lose to Concord, but show improvement

Alhambra’s Ryan Fretwell takes a free kick in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 loss on Jan. 27 to Concord High School. Fretwell, who plays in defense, had a goal-line clearance that kept the Minutemen from securing a third goal in the contest. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On their current run of form the Alhambra boys soccer team looks like a brand new side. Their last week and a half of play says one thing: this team isn’t lying down. You’d forgive them if they did, especially with how the season started, ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 24-25, 2017

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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. • Kurt Kaumans, 50, was arrested Jan. 24 for alleged burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Tyler Lewis, ...

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Stingy defense shines in girls’ win

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By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Only four days after putting up a season-high 78 points, the Bulldog girls basketball team nearly matched that effort in their latest win. Only two points short of their season-high in points, they decided instead to beat their previous mark on point differential in their ...

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