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Park It: May Day activities abound

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The month of May will be welcomed with maypole dancing, giant bubble blowing, crafts for the whole family and other diversions during a May Day Celebration Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, at Tilden Nature Area near …

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Eighteen hour stand-off ends in arrest of homicide suspect

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A near nineteen-hour stand-off between law enforcement and a suspected homicide suspect ended in the arrest of a Martinez man last week. Thursday afternoon, April 27, Walnut Creek Police Department received several reports that a female had been shot in the street in the 1900 block of …

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Giants home stand ends with a thud in clunker against Padres

BY RYAN LEONG The Giants second home stand of the season started out well but it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and it ended in disaster. Wil Myers put the nail in the coffin in the top of the 12th on Sunday with a majestic three-run blast …

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Julie Quinn named Martinez’ Teacher of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This past Tuesday, April 25, Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited Julie Quinn’s classroom at Las Juntas Elementary School. Quinn, a 34-year instructor, was recently named Martinez School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOY). For the past 17 years, Quinn …

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Rotary Report: County ‘committed to Martinez’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Federal Glover represents Martinez on the Board of Supervisors. He’s currently the Chair of the Board. Glover explained to Martinez Rotary that the County budget is in good shape, but there is no shortage of issues. One big issue is that Washington, D.C., …

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Alhambra girls continue stellar season with win

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The Concord Minutemen faced off against Alhambra High School on the Bulldogs home track this past Wednesday, April 19. From the start the Minutemen knew they were in trouble. Running completely alone, Marissa D’Atri blazed to the win in the girls 1600-meter race in a season …

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Bulldogs hit their way past Northgate in DAL opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There has yet to be a statistic that measures hard hit balls in high school sports, but if there was, both teams would have piled up the numbers. Alhambra’s 7-3 win over Northgate on April 20 saw the Bulldogs pound out 11 hits, five of …

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Tribune Athlete of the Week: Briana Perez

Tribune Athlete of the Week: BRIANA PEREZ Alhambra High School senior Briana Perez is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. Perez is leading the way for the Bulldogs in her senior season, just as many expected her to do so after an offseason where the UCLA-committed short stop was …

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The Architecture Around Us – Part 3: Architects Stone & Wright

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 3 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Sssshhhhhh!!! We are in the hallowed stacks of San Francisco Public Library’s 6th floor History Room. Here we find lots about our City Hall/Grammar School building’s architects: Stone & Wright. …

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Energy costs down at Martinez Unified

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) taxpayers may be happy to learn that the district’s investment in solar installations has lowered operating costs as expected. It is satisfying to see a new school building built with bond funds, but lower school PG&E bills are not that noticeable. Sage …

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