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Mural artist victim of alleged assault

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune A mural in remembrance of Jenna Betti, a Martinez teen who died after being struck by a train in 2014, was the site of an alleged assault Wednesday afternoon. Artist Colleen Gianatiempo was painting the mural on the walls of the Main Street Plaza around …

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Lady Dogs rout Broncos in eighth straight win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Many things happened in the month of December, but one important thing hasn’t happened: the Bulldog girls basketball team hasn’t lost. Not only have they not lost, they haven’t been close to losing. During their eight-game win streak, the Bulldog girls basketball team has won …

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Players set goals for program turnaround

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In the second week of November, the boys all sat around and in a team meeting established what their goals were for this season of basketball. Of the 12 players, seven of them are seniors who were staring straight into the teeth of their fourth …

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Bullpup eighth-graders win Brentwood Invite

By DAVE ALLRED Special to the Tribune On Dec. 10, the Martinez Jr. High Bullpups 8th grade girls basketball team finished off the Brentwood 2016 Invitational basketball tournament in a dramatic fashion. The Bullpups took the championship in an overtime win by a score of 35-28 over Knightsen Middle School. …

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Boys soccer looks to reverse its fortunes

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune These past two seasons haven’t gone to plan for Coach Rory Gentry, but as he winds down his time as a coach at Alhambra, all the elements could be in place for him and his team. Last year the team lost its last link to …

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Martinez Winter Bocce Standings

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, Dec. 23, 2016.

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Local foster families needed

New reform spurs desperate search for resource families MARTINEZ, Calif. – Katy and Ron Cisco exemplify caring and committed foster parents, the type the state is looking to recruit. “Many say that fostering changes the life of a child,” said Katy Cisco who, with her husband, united and adopted two …

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In Motion dancers wow audiences with ‘Cats’ show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) took to the stage once again to awe and inspire audiences with a professional quality production – this time for a great cause. The local dance studio donated proceeds from their latest musical to HerSmile, a Martinez-based organization that strives to better …

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Sons of Italy to host annual Polenta Dinner

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge #2167 will be holding a Polenta Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The event will be held at the Martinez Veteran’s Hall, 930 Ward St., in downtown Martinez. Please join the Sons for a lovely dinner prepared by Catering by …

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Christmas for Everyone

Patrons of “Christmas for Everyone,” hosted at the old Bow Rack location at 701 Escobar St., Martinez, lined up around the block on Christmas Day. Christmas for Everyone has provided meals, gifts, clothing and services to many of the county’s working poor, seniors, and homebound for over 30 years. The …

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