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April 7, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

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

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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County Office of Education announces death of former superintendent

The Contra Costa County Office of Education sadly announced today that former Superintendent of Schools Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., died unexpectedly, early Thursday (March 30) morning. Dr. Ovick served as the County Superintendent of Schools from 1996-2014. Dr. Ovick was an educator for 45 years. He began his career as …

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Martinez Indoor Winter League Standings as of March 31, 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, 31 2017.

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The Architecture Around Us: Who cares about an old jail?

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Historic architecture does more than indicate time passed. Downtown Martinez’s identity springs from its buildings and the dialogue between them that creates a skyline like the scales of a George Gershwin tune. Obliterate the Old Jail, and Contra Costa’s best governmental historic resource …

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Alhambra demolishes Mt. Diablo 23-0

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took Alhambra’s baseball team only a half inning to get across the 10-run mark to trigger the mercy rule. And those 10 runs were scored before two outs were recorded. What a way to open your own tournament. A 23-0 win against Mt. Diablo …

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Dons see off Bulldogs in straight sets

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune A lot can change is a year. Just ask Alhambra and Acalanes’ volleyball teams. Last season the Alhambra boys were the toast of the league. The North Coast Section champions hadn’t lost to the Dons since May 2013. Seven straight wins later, the Bulldogs’ winning …

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Flower festival at Sunol

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune The hills are alive with wildflowers, and Sunol Regional Wilderness will highlight them during its annual Spring Wildflower Festival. It’s scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, and it’s bound to be a great show this year, thanks to all …

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Traffic stop nets drugs, gun, cash

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a young man, as well as the confiscation of drugs, a gun and narcotics-related paraphernalia Saturday. At approximately 1:48 a.m., Martinez Police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard. During this traffic stop, they contacted …

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‘The Lady Bulldogs’ basketball program is in very good hands’

Dear Editor: My wife Pat and I have been attending Alhambra High School sporting events for over 40 years. We began attending to watch our children play for various Alhambra teams many years ago, and more recently we have been coming to games to watch our grandchildren participate. Although we …

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