Thursday , March 23 2017
  • Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named to MaxPreps’ Preseason All-American team for the fourth time in her career with Alhambra. The senior will join her sister Kylee at UCLA next fall. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Perez named preseason All-American by MaxPreps

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune She’s already been named as one of the finalists for the Junior US Women’s National Softball Team, so what else could Briana Perez do to set up her exciting senior ...

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    Police Blotter: March 1-7, 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...

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    Cuff & Collar …

    Owner of Barrel Aged and Barrelista, Arash Pakzad, has opened yet another downtown eatery in Martinez – this time focusing on good home cooking. “Cuff & Collar” (pictured above) has opened in the...

  • Internationally recognized dog trainer John O’Connor in front of his residence in Martinez. (MARTINEZ TRIBUNE / On File)

    Renowned international dog trainer & veterinary wife call Martinez home

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Famous in the world of dog care and training, John and Kate O’Connor are one of Martinez’ best-kept secrets. John revealed some of his insights on dog training, based on lifelong wo...

  • Cory Katz (at left), and Nate Houston of Bar Cava, 718 Main St., Martinez. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

    Rotary Report: Bar Cava – a destination in downtown

    By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Roa...

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    Natural gas odors detected downtown

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Many throughout the downtown noticed the smell of natural gas late last week. The possible cause? An oil truck carrying the additive that gives natural gas its odor. Shell Martinez ...

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    Local American Association of University Women to award scholarships

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – The American Association of University Women (AAUW), is a national organization which advances the equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and resea...

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    Athlete of the Week: Cole Gifford

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: COLE GIFFORD Alhambra High School junior Cole Gifford is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Gifford has pitched in the Bulldogs’ t...

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    Martinez Winter Bocce standings as of March 4, 2017

    The Martinez Indoor Winter League consists of 58 teams, and over 500 players participating. Courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez. Standings current as of Friday, March 4, 2017....

  • “Why Can’t We Get Together,” a work of Mimi Wirth featuring realistic textures of pink satin, burgundy velvet, white polyester and almond taffeta. Wirth’s work will be on display at Main Street Arts, 613 Main St., Martinez, from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 11. (ON FILE / Martinez Tribune)

    Work of award-winning artist Mimi Wirth to be featured at Main Street Arts

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Main Street Arts Gallery needs a “No Touching Allowed” sign to go with award winning artist Mimi Wirth’s upcoming exhibit. The artist has mastered the “Old Masters,” makes her o...

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Election opens up Board seat in Ward 7

The East Bay Regional Park District is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors due to the recent election of Park Director Diane Burgis to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. The Park District’s Ward 7, which will be vacated by Burgis on Jan. ...

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University students from Martinez make Dean’s Lists

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – With a graduation rate of over 97 percent, it’s no surprise when Martinez’s blue and gold go on to successful college careers. The following students from Martinez have been named to the Dean’s List at their respective universities: • Jessica Entwistle at Eastern New Mexico University. Entwistle ...

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Martinez developer fined $11 million

Albert Seeno III, president of Discovery Sales. (housingzone.com)

An area home developer has been ordered to pay one of the largest fines in the Northern California U.S. District Court’s history after pleading guilty to bank fraud. Albert Seeno III, developer of “The Townhomes” just off Muir Station Road in Martinez, was ordered Dec. 8 to pay $3 million ...

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Refinery flare a ‘Level 2’ event

The Shell Martinez oil refinery in Martinez, California. The tapering vertical elements are smokestacks to create draft for heating units. Most of the complex vertical units are fractionating towers. Others are flares. (WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A temporary power outage in part of the Martinez Shell Refinery Monday led to flaring, with possible health impacts to the community. The outage occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., after which the flare was activated to combust excess gas at the plant. The flare was visible from ...

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Season of giving …

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Alhambra athletes recently delivered over 100 toys to the Martinez Police Department, for children in need this holiday season. The toys were collected by the Alhambra Sports Boosters and Midnighters Car Club at last month’s Toys for Tots car show. Pictured from left are: Bri Perez, Jeremy Abraham, Wyatt Hammer, ...

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Mayor’s Message: City looks forward to prosperous new year

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By ROB SCHRODER Martinez Mayor As 2016 comes to a close, I have been looking back over the accomplishments of the last year and looking forward to 2017. After several years of interim city managers, Martinez had the good fortune of attracting one of the best and most seasoned city ...

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McDonald and Eglite lead boys over Tennyson

Alhambra senior Jordyn Eglite in the win over Tennyson on Dec. 15, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

Over the last three games the Bulldogs’ point differential against their opponents has only been +10, but despite that, all three have been wins. Life hasn’t been too easy for Alhambra’s boys. They hung on in a tough contest against Tennyson-Hayward on Thursday night, winning 53-48. But it took a ...

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Dec. 23, 2016: 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 at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the John Muir statue in ...

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Modesto cruises to rout in Vacaville tourney

Alhambra junior guard Nico Martinez scans the court in the Bulldogs’ loss to Modesto High School in the second game of the ‘Honk’ Williams Vacaville Tournament on Dec. 9, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune No one said it was going to be easy, but the road to reviving the boys basketball program has taken many unexpected twists in the last few months. Newly hired coach Chris Petiti has a long climb to bring the program back to its former ...

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Dogs capitalize on strong first half in win

Alhambra senior Luke Brown draws contact on his way to the basket in the Bulldogs’ 61-58 win over Armijo-Fairfield on Dec. 10, 2016. The win was Alhambra’s first of the season. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s boys basketball scratched off the first tally mark in the win column on Saturday morning to avoid coming in last place in their tournament in Vacaville. A nail-biter 61-58 win over Armijo-Fairfield on Dec. 10 allowed the Bulldogs to breathe a sigh of relief ...

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