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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History made in program’s first NCS win

Alhambra sophomore Sterling Parker had 15 kills in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win over Analy-Sebastapol in the program’s first ever NCS win on Nov. 1, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year, Willie Marchesano’s girls broke new ground when they qualified for the playoffs, but it was clear that this year that wouldn’t be enough for the team. This year they qualified with ease, and won the program’s first North Coast Section match on Tuesday ...

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Nov. 4, 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! And congratulations to our latest winners, Courtney Cline, Georgette Stewart and ...

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Avila Farias responds to ‘attack’ regarding pay, vacation time

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a direct response from Dist. 5 Supervisorial candidate AnaMarie Avila Farias regarding the letter published above alleging Avila Farias misused taxpayer funds. “When the political machine is threatened, they strike out like a cornered snake. This filing with the District Attorney is an attempt at ...

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Tom Powers asks DA to launch investigation into candidate

Today (Oct. 31) I personally delivered the attached letter to District Attorney Mark Peterson’s office (at 3:18 p.m. PST) requesting an official investigation into AnaMarie Avila Farias’s official use of her time and resources at her Section 8 government job at the Contra Costa Housing Authority. It has been brought ...

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‘Martinez deserves honesty, transparency’

For weeks, Federal Glover’s camp has been sending out false information about AnaMarie Avila Farias. Whether you support her or not, you should not accept lies about any candidate in a campaign. Such deceit simply makes the participating perpetrator(s) unworthy of public service. The Glover camp has promoted that AnaMarie ...

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Remembering Nancy

My Nancy

I just want to thank all of you for your kind and heartfelt deeds and sincere expressions of sorrow, loss, love and support. If Nancy were here, she’d be the life of the party for all her friends. Much love from her to you. – Guy Cooper

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Stand up to outside interest mudslinging

Like you, I’ve received a bunch [of] mailers filled with mistruths about AnaMarie Avila Farias in the mail. It infuriated me to see that independent expenditures on behalf of Federal Glover would stoop to the lowest level of mudslinging and tied three council members to the piece. At the last ...

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Horse owners held to different standard?

While running to and from Briones park recently, avoiding various piles of horse manure, it dawned on me that horse owners are not held to the same standard as dog owners and required to clean up droppinga from their domesticated animals. Why is this the case?  They present the same ...

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DeLaney endorses Federal Glover for Dist. 5 Supervisor

As an 18-year employee of Contra Costa County and a 14-year member of the Martinez City Council, I have a unique insight into the two candidates for the District 5 Supervisor race, having worked with both for several years. Consequently, I am supporting Supervisor Federal Glover. Federal has demonstrated over ...

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