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    Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

    By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Pl...

  • Rhonda Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator (far right), introduced the “High Achievers” of Volunteer service hours for 2016 at the 49th Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center last week. They are Jo-Ann Lee (735 hours), Linda Waxman (1,133 hours), Bill Cunningham (586 hours).  Not shown is Richard Firth (1,110).  For the year, 314 volunteers totaled up 31,145 service hours. (COURTESY / On File)

    Local hospital volunteers recognized

    Contra Costa Regional Medical Center volunteers provided 31,000-plus service hours in 2016 MARTINEZ, Calif. – National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteering on our c...

  • Alhambra freshman Carson Edwards took fourth place overall in the 1600-meter race against setting a new personal record in the process at Northgate on April 26, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    D’Atri & Tria run to record board for Bulldog track team

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog track team went over to Walnut Creek’s Northgate High for the season’s last dual meet, this past Wednesday, April 26. With the season’s end quickly appr...

  • Alhambr’s Emily Ramos fires a shot past the Livermore goalkeeper in the Bulldogs’ 11-5 victory over their opponents on May 3, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Girls lacrosse on the brink of program history

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On March 3, 2013, the girls lacrosse program officially kicked off. There was a team prior to that fateful March day. But that day the program was able to call itse...

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    Renowned poets to read at Alhambra High’s Ecopoetry event

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and Alhambra High School students for the 2017 Ecopoetry Event.  This is the 3rd annual event, staged in the historic Victorian home where the c...

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    Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE

    Athlete of the Week: MARC MOORE Alhambra High School senior Marc Moore is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week. Moore, a two-year varsity player, has been one of the team’s best goal-scorers over t...

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    Martinez Police Blotter: April 26 – May 2, 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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    John Muir National Historic Site to participate in ‘Helping Birds Along the Way’

    MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly ...

  • Alhambra senior Jake Arreallano fires a shot on goal in the Bulldogs’ 18-6 loss to the College Park Falcons on Friday, April 28, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

    Bulldogs honor first team on Senior Night

    By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For senior night, the Alhambra Bulldogs were not only honoring their players in the final year of their high school careers, they honored the guys who started the p...

  • An old picture from the “Martinez Standard” newspaper of the “new City Hall building” at 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. (ON FILE)

    Part 4: Happy Birthday Martinez City Hall!

    By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 4 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Many thanks to retired Deputy City Clerk Mercy Cabral for setting me up with th...

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Incredible survivor celebrates 100th birthday at local VA

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)

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 to celebrate his 100th birthday at the Martinez Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic last week. “It’s incredible ...

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Dog park to be ready in six weeks, City says

The future location of a dog park in Martinez, near the John Muir Amphitheater at Waterfront Park. (JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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 recent unanimous approval to locate the facility near the John Muir Amphitheater. The temporary facility ...

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Athlete of the Week: Jadyn London

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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’s plans for the future, and the present. The team has had a renewed sense of purpose in the ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 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. • Wendy Ward, 39, was arrested April 18 for alleged failure to appear on felony charge, receiving or concealing stolen property, ...

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Lady Dog lacrosse pummels Clayton Valley Charter 13-3

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The girls lacrosse team at Alhambra has started demanding attention this season. After a hot start, they’re not quite cooling off. They destroyed Clayton Valley on March 14 by a 13-3 scoreline, an eye-opening mark for the other teams in the league who may not ...

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Falcons out-duel Alhambra in 2-1 home win

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)

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 needed. And worst off all the 2-1 loss on April 18 came at the hands of the ...

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Police Blotter: April 12-18, 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, April 12 A car parked in the handicapped spot at the Hidden Creek apartments was not displaying ...

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John Muir Land Trust – a Contra Costa gem

John Muir Land Trust Executive Director Linus Eukel at Martinez Rotary. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

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 protecting the places that make Contra Costa special. The Trust focuses most of it’s attention on the part ...

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‘Mayor not to be trusted’

I was in the process of writing the following letter honoring our Mayor until Rob Schroder announced that he will seek reelection in 2018: Mayor Schroder should be complemented for his announcement last year that he will not run again for Mayor.  It is in line with the policy he ...

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Part 2: Happy 100th birthday to Martinez City Hall!

A Sept. 1, 1917 article on the opening of the Martinez Grammar School, which is now Martinez City Hall. (DAILY GAZETTE / On File)

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 stated: “Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is ...

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