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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Police Blotter: Feb. 22-28, 2017

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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. Wednesday, Feb. 22 A knife was found in the backpack of a student at Martinez Junior High School ...

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Superior Courts challenge Governor Brown’s proposed budget

Dear Governor Brown: We, the undersigned courts, have had the opportunity to review your proposed budget for the judicial branch for Fiscal Year 2017-18. We are seriously concerned with the lack of additional funding proposed for trial court operations and our ability to provide adequate access to justice for those ...

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Lady Dogs stun Las Lomas in penalty shootout

The Alhambra girls varsity team and coaches rush the field as they find themselves victorious over Las Lomas in penalties on Feb. 18, 2017. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took over 100 minutes of soccer for their to be a winner in the quarter-final clash between the Knights and the Bulldogs on Saturday night. In those 100 minutes both teams surely will have felt that they could have won the match. But the ...

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Alhambra girls knocked out of NCS by Sonoma sharp-shooting display

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s Lady Bulldog basketball team only lost five games this season, and that run allowed them to qualify for North Coast Section after missing the playoffs last season. However of those five losses, three came in the last five games, as the dream season limped ...

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City can help reduce flood insurance costs costs

Most of the City built before 1960 in the downtown area is in the 100 year floodplain. Flood insurance is required for properties with mortgages, and insurance is recommended for the rest. Flood insurance is very expensive. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), which generates the 100 year flood maps, also ...

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Grandma Baby Shower celebrates Infant Project

Priscilla Circle members of the Congregational Church, Martinez, display the collection of baby items to be donated to the Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. Pictured are:  Pastor Kathryn Schreiber, Betty Holt (Newborn Chairman), Shirley Peterson, Barbara Cooper, Georgia Stockton, Marlene Thompson, Edie Porter and Carol Partridge. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The 19th annual Grandma Baby Shower was held this month by the Priscilla Circle ladies of the First Congregational Church, Martinez. A big collection of baby items – and some “fun” pieces – are to benefit the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC). ...

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Contra Costa Court joins statewide budget appeal to Governor Brown

The Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa, has joined with 48 other trial courts to urge Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., to provide California’s trial courts with adequate funding. In a letter signed by 49 of California’s 58 trial courts, presiding judges and court executive officers (CEOs) from ...

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Rotary Report: Martinez Senior Center

Martinez Senior Center Supervisor Gina Lombardi Gravert (at left), with Barbara Turcios, who is active in the Center and a staunch supporter of “Meals on Wheels.” (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

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 Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. The Martinez Senior Center is a magnet for ...

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