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Alhambra bats absent in 3-2 defeat

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune If we can gather a large enough group of people to do it, telling the varsity boys baseball team the game actually starts in the fifth inning might wake up the bats sooner. In their 3-2 loss to Sonoma Valley on a blustery Wednesday afternoon, …

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Bulldogs beat down by Mats in home loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s boys were always going to have a tough time with Miramonte. The Mats were a playoff team in 2016, and their first contest with the Dogs showed why. The Bulldogs’ varsity side lost 17-7 on March 21, with the Matadors putting in a dominating …

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Homily on the Woman at the Well

By NOE TUASON Special to the Tribune NOTE: This is a Homily at Mass celebrated on the third Sunday of Lent on the Gospel about the Samaritan woman (Jn 4:5-42), preached by Deacon Noe Tuazon from the Diocese of Oakland. The Gospel today is the story of the woman at …

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Peas in season, available fresh at farmers market

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickinson Spring is here in all its glory. The hills are green, the flowers are blooming, and spring produce is in abundance at your farmers’ market. The produce to buy in April is peas – sweet English peas, snow peas, …

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St. Baldrick’s …

Volunteers shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, held last Sunday, March 19, 2017, in downtown Martinez. Hundreds came out to support the effort, including Mayor Rob Schroder, who in keeping up with tradition dyed his hair green for a couple of …

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‘My Three Angels’ to show at Campbell Theatre

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Opening March 17 at the Campbell Theatre is Onstage’s production of “My Three Angels” – a delightful story of three convicts who come to the rescue of shop keeper Felix Ducotel. Set at Christmas time in Cayenne, French Guiana, the year 1910, the three convicts are employed as roofers to repair a family’s …

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Community Emergency Response Team class taking registration

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training Class still has space for the Saturday, March 18 class. Class runs for four consecutive Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martinez City Council Chambers, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. CERT teaches residents about emergency preparedness …

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Lioness Club to host fashion show fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at noon at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year is “Spring is in the Air” and will feature fashions from White Rabbit Boutique in Martinez. The …

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School orchard …

School program “Common Vision” worked with students in the Martinez Unified School District earlier this month to plant fruit trees, donated by the program. The California School Orchard Project has orchards on school campuses throughout the state, including Hidden Valley Elementary and New Leaf Collaborative. For more information on the …

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Chamber announces Citizens of Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Awards. “These are exceptional people that have served our community in extraordinary ways,” a Chamber release stated. Recipients for the awards are: Lifetime Achievement: Gay Gerlack Gay Gerlack has been a …

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