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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Martinez Arrest Log: April 3-9, 2017

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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. • Joseph Sechiatano, 43, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. • Ian Mclain, 28, was arrested April 9 ...

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Moore’s eight strong innings lead Giants to win in home opener

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BY RYAN LEONG The Giants have now played at the corner of 3rd and King Streets for 18 seasons. Candlestick Park, once considered the worst ballpark in America matched the brand of baseball played inside the decrepit concrete bowl. But since 2000, the Orange and Black have showcased perhaps the ...

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Durant returns as Warriors stretch winning streak to 14

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BY RYAN LEONG Saturday marked the long anticipated return of Kevin Durant and he did not disappoint. Without any restrictions, Durant logged a team-high 31 minutes, scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, as the Warriors obliterated the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-101. “31 is a lot of minutes for ...

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Lady Dogs prevail in pitcher’s duel

First baseman Regan Silva had an RBI-double in the win. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

The ability to hit the snooze button when waking up in the morning and get some extra sleep — and not be late – is something to be treasured. So when they woke up on day two of the Livermore Stampede, and found out their contest against Mountain View was being ...

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Alhambra girls shocked in tournament opener revenge

Senior Kimiko Zapanta had two hits in the Bulldogs 9-1 loss to Foothill-Pleasanton in the opening game of the Livermore Stampede Tournament on April 6, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

It was exactly 364 days prior to the last time the Bulldogs faced Foothill that they beat the Pleasanton side in the opener of the Livermore Stampede Tournament. Nearly a year later, the revamped Falcons took down the Lady Bulldog softball team in a way they are not accustomed to ...

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A’s show promise in season opening split with Angels

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BY RYAN LEONG For any baseball team, it’s impossible to win or lose all of your games. So for the upstart Oakland Athletics, it was ideal that they split their opening four game series against the rival Los Angeles Angels. Before the first pitch of the season was thrown, there ...

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A time travel field trip at Las Juntas

Students in Mrs. Lutz’ 5th grade class at Las Juntas Elementary re-enact scenes from the American Revolution during a program at the school March 28, 2017. (MARTINEZ TRIBUNE / On File)

Imagine a room of students dressed in American revolutionary period clothing seated around three sides of the room and a talented professional entertainer backed by an array of circa 1700s flags on the fourth side. With the flags are muskets, chests and assorted objects used to make history come alive ...

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Bulldogs walk off in tournament semi-final over Pittsburg

Alhambra’s baseball team mobs reliever Marshall Stanghellini after his ground ball in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the winning run in the Bulldogs’ 4-3 win over Pittsburg High School in the semi-finals of the Easter Tournament. Stanghellini also went five shutout innings in relief to keep the Bulldogs in the contest. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the third straight year the Bulldogs will be playing in the championship game of their own Easter Tournament. It took an extra inning of action against a tough Pittsburg team, but the Bulldogs finally prevailed in the eight inning by a mark of 4-3. ...

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April 7, 2017: 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 location of the workbench ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: March 26 – April 3, 2017

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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. • Tywaan Gaines, 36, was arrested April 3 for alleged possession of controlled substance and revocation of probation. • Anthony Pacheco, 27, ...

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