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

“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)

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 own paint and depicts textures so realistically, they almost become a tactile experience. “Realism to Abstraction” opens ...

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Martinez Community Foundation accepting grant applications

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Community Foundation (MCF) is currently accepting grant applications for its spring 2017 grant review. Nonprofit organizations with projects and programs that are located in, or which primarily serve Martinez and its residents are encouraged to submit grant applications for the spring 2017 grant review. Applications ...

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Athlete of the Week: Jordyn Eglite

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: JORDYN EGLITE Alhambra High School senior Jordyn Eglite is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Eglite has been one of the Bulldogs’ top performers all season, and as a senior leader has been important to the program’s ...

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SWAN Day celebration set for March 25

MARTINEZ, Calif. – SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is an international holiday celebrating the creative power of women all over the world. The 10th annual SWAN DAY celebration in Martinez is being held on Saturday, March 25. Over 50 artists from around the Bay Area are expected to showcase ...

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Gifford handcuffs Hornets in 2-0 win

Alhambra junior starting pitcher Cole Gifford threw seven shutout innings in a complete game win over the Novato Hornets. Gifford only allowed a single hit in the win, and struck out six while only allowing two runners to reach scoring position. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

  By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra rode the arm of junior pitcher Cole Gifford for their second win of the season on Tuesday afternoon in a 3-0 win over Novato. The Feb. 28 win was also Gifford’s second win of his second varsity campaign, but the junior looked seasoned ...

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Town Hall draws record crowd

Standing room only at DVC during a Town Hall hosted by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Feb. 23, 2017. (DANNY YOEONO / Martinez Tribune)

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Congressman Mark DeSaulnier gave a congressional update to a crowd of over 600 people at Diablo Valley College on Feb. 23. In what was his last Town Hall of the recess, DeSaulnier delivered a thorough presentation regarding the work he is doing in Washington D.C. ...

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Rotary Report: ‘Your car is a fishing pole’

Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal at a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

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 Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. A fishing pole with bait will sometimes catch ...

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Arrest Log: Feb. 16-26, 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. • Patrick Prater, 49, was arrested Feb. 26 for warrants or holds only. • Andrew Lopez, 29, was arrested Feb. 26 for ...

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