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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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Alhambra demolishes Mt. Diablo 23-0

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took Alhambra’s baseball team only a half inning to get across the 10-run mark to trigger the mercy rule. And those 10 runs were scored before two outs were recorded. What a way to open your own tournament. A 23-0 win against Mt. Diablo ...

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Dons see off Bulldogs in straight sets

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune A lot can change is a year. Just ask Alhambra and Acalanes’ volleyball teams. Last season the Alhambra boys were the toast of the league. The North Coast Section champions hadn’t lost to the Dons since May 2013. Seven straight wins later, the Bulldogs’ winning ...

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Flower festival at Sunol

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The hills are alive with wildflowers, and Sunol Regional Wilderness will highlight them during its annual Spring Wildflower Festival. It’s scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, and it’s bound to be a great show this year, thanks to all ...

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