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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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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December 2016: Message from Chief of Police

Martinez Chief of Police Manjit Sappal. (COURTESY / On File)

BY MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Police Chief As we enter into the winter season we are keenly aware that auto burglaries, auto thefts, and even residential burglaries increase. We get more people visiting shopping centers and consequently, burglars use this to their advantage by breaking into cars. Some of the auto ...

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Berrellesa Bridge open to traffic

From left: Martinez City Councilman Mark Ross, Mayor Rob Schroder, and Councilwomen Debbie McKillop and Lara DeLaney at the Phase 3 groundbreaking Friday, May 20, 2016. (CITY OF MARTINEZ / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Berrellesa Bridge was officially opened to traffic Tuesday after a ribbon cutting hosted by the City of Martinez. The 150 foot bridge links Berrellesa Street to a new Amtrak parking lot north of the Amtrak station. The additions mark the last phase of the Martinez Intermodal project ...

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Parking fees waived during holiday season

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Put away your coin purses Martinez. Parking meter fees throughout downtown will once again be suspended during the holiday season. Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, meters will be re-programmed and visitors to the downtown may park for free through Jan. 2. The Martinez City Council made a motion ...

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