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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Bulldogs beaten in replay against Clatyon

Alhambra junior Marshall Stanghellini had the lone RBI in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 loss to Clayton Valley Charter in the final of the Easter Tournament on April 11, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune A long-standing joke amongst baseball people is that a game could literally go forever. Unlike in most sports, the lack of a clock can turn a game from finite, to infinite. And while that will never happen, Alhambra and Clayton Valley Charter’s baseball boys decided ...

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April 14, 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! Please note: due to the large volume of guesses, the Tribune does not ...

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Park It: Botanic garden plant sale happening April 15

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By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune What with all the winter rains, this is the season for wildflowers. And appropriately enough, it’s also time for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden’s annual native plant sale, proceeds of which support Botanic Garden programs. The garden is located at the intersection of ...

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Rotary Report: Martinez in a ‘sweet spot’

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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. Martinez is in a sweet spot. So says ...

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John Muir National Historic Site to celebrate birthday, Earth Day

Frank Helling, as John Muir, will reprise his role as the famous conservationist at this year’s Birthday-Earth Day celebration April 23 at the John Muir National Historical Site, 4204 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. (TOM ZAMARIA / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 179th birthday and Earth Day, during the annual Birthday-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The ...

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Readying for fire emergencies …

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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters testing hoses and other equipment in the parking area at the Martinez Marina Sunday, April 9, 2017. (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA/ Martinez Tribune)

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Search continues for missing man

Kevin Redrico, 23, missing since April 6. Search parties are scouring downtown Benicia and Martinez in an attempt to locate the missing San Jose State University student. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – About 30 volunteers walked throughout Martinez and Benicia last Friday, handing out flyers in hopes of obtaining information on Kevin Redrico, 23, missing since April 6, 2017. Redrico, a resident of Vallejo and a student at San Jose State University studying music education, was last seen on ...

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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

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By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I ...

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Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2017

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Wednesday, April 5 Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m. Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 ...

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Community Appreciation Day …

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Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Tom Rizzo (third from left), and External Relations Manager Ann Notarangelo (fourth from left), assist other Shell employees in distributing complimentary hot dogs and other refreshments to customers of the Alhambra Avenue Shell Station on April 5, 2017. The Community Appreciation Day event was sponsored ...

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