Tag Archives: Martinez CA

Birds of Martinez …

Among the most elegant of the herons, the Snowy Egret (pictured above) is just one of many bird species that has made Martinez its home. Here they are seen foraging in the shallows at the Martinez Marina. The Snowy Egret’s plumes once fetched high prices in the fashion industry, endangering …

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State test scores improve for students in Contra Costa County

State standardized test results for students in Contra Costa County show increases in both math and English Language Arts (ELA), according to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results released by the California Department of Education. This year marks the second administration of the statewide assessment, replacing …

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Bulldogs blitzed in opening night loss to Acalanes

There were a lot of questions being asked before the Bulldogs and Dons kicked off the 2016-2017 football season on Friday night, but there would be even more after the final buzzer sounded. The Aug. 26 loss to the Dons was a wash. Acalanes dominated in every facet of the …

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Bulldogs look to capitalize in season of change

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra Football has endured many changes over its decades as a program, but this season especially will be all about change. The first and biggest change will be the inception of a new league. The Diablo Athletic League is a 16-team super-conference with two conferences …

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Swan pair …

This lovely pair of swans made the Martinez Marina their home sometime in November 2013. They are believed to be European Mute Swans, and likely traveled from a private pond or zoo before settling in Martinez. (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Police Blotter: Aug. 17-23, 2016

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, Aug. 17 At 9:30 a.m., a clearly intoxicated man, roughly 60 years old, was trying to purchase …

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Art in the Park …

Area artists flocked to the 47th annual Art in the Park event on Sunday, Aug. 21, to display their work and create more art while listening to live music. There were arts & crafts, food and drink aplenty. The golf cart shuttle from Main Street plaza to Susana Park, where …

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Otters end season with solid County times

On Saturday, Aug. 6, five Contra Costa County swim teams met to compete in the Twin Counties Swim League (TCSL) Championship. After a full day of stiff competition and excellent swimming, the Martinez Community Swim Team (MCST) Otters won the TCSL Championship, for the fifth year in a row. With …

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