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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 Refinery released a statement March 3 that Shell crews investigated both the refinery and the downtown overnight, ...

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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 research. The Pleasant Hill-Martinez branch gives college scholarships to students from our local high schools. Four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 ...

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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’ two victories this season, and in both appearances he didn’t allow a single run. In fact, ...

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Boy next door could be next big YouTube star

Advertorial Technology has given many artists a brand-new platform to share themselves and their work. Martinez local, Michael Figueroa is a man of many talents – storyteller, director, comedian and musician. Yet when asked what he does, he just says, “I am a creator.” Figueroa is quickly gaining popularity online ...

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Park It: ‘Less than appealing’

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune Spring is a great time for enjoying the trails in the East Bay Regional Parks. The hills are green, wildlife abounds, and all kinds of wildflowers are starting to appear. Unfortunately, another appearance is trash left behind by park visitors. While walking the ...

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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 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

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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