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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Boys close season out on high note, qualify for NCS

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict between the boys and girls basketball team’s playoff games, we were unable to attend the boys game. The boys lost 64-34 to Analy-Sebastapol on Feb. 21, 2017. All the pressure, all the effort of the season came down ...

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Residents sought for Measure D committee


MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City of Martinez is now accepting Citizen Interest applications for the Measure D Citizen’s Oversight Committee, as follows: To appoint four members of the public who will, along with the City Treasurer, be charged with reviewing the City’s expenditures of Measure D proceeds to ensure the ...

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Athlete of the Week: Carly Agostino


CARLY AGOSTINO Alhambra High School junior Carly Agostino is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C Rinn of State Farm. Agostino, a member of the varsity girls soccer team, has not only had a hand in at least one goal for her team in each of ...

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Northgate ends Bulldog dream in semi-finals

Alhambra midfielder Sarah Emigh’s (5) header on goal in the second half was one of the few chances the Lady Dogs created in their 2-0 loss to Northgate on Feb. 22, 2017. The loss eliminated the Bulldogs from the North Coast Section playoffs in the semi-finals. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When Northgate hosted Alhambra in December in the fourth game of the season, the Broncos needed a pair of stunning goals to beat the Bulldogs. This time around the Broncos’ goals were far from pretty. Northgate beat Alhambra 2-0 on Wednesday night with a pair ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Feb. 13-18, 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. • Nancy Lawrie, 60, was arrested Feb. 13 on warrants or holds only. • Cesar Valle-Morales, 20, was arrested Feb. 18 for ...

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Lady Dogs roll into playoffs with lopsided win over Mt. Diablo

Alhambra sophomore Abby Brown led the Bulldogs with her vision from the point guard spot in their 66-24 win over Mt. Diablo in the league finale on Feb. 17, 2017. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Unlike their male counterparts, the girls varsity basketball team was in the playoffs when they took on Mt. Diablo on  Feb. 17. Their destiny was sealed long before the 66-24 win on Friday night, and it would’ve taken something truly shocking to change that. What ...

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Police Blotter: Feb. 12-21, 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. Sunday, Feb. 12 A woman said to be 45 years old and wrapped in a light colored blanket ...

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Undefeated Ugly Eagles continue to soar in victory over Dogs

Alhambra senior Thomas McDonald had 11 points in the Bulldogs’ 77-60 loss to Clayton Valley on Feb. 10, 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After improve performances against the second and third place teams in the Diablo Athletic League, the Bulldog boys basketball seemed to be trending upward. But when first place Clayton Valley Charter came to visit, all momentum gained over the past two weeks was flattened in ...

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