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Bulldog boys polo pummeled by Acalanes

Ryan Fowlar vs Acalanes

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Just because they’ve already qualified for North Coast Section, doesn’t mean the Bulldogs will have wanted to go into the NCS meeting on such a sour note. All season the Bulldogs have matched up against Division I teams, and the Acalanes Dons are no different. ...

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Ferrari catches fire at gas station

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A car fire last week at a Martinez Chevron gas station, 1250 Morello Ave., could have been worse. A black Ferrari identified as belonging to Al Cui caught fire after a spark ignited gasoline fumes when he was refueling his car ...

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Life on the Shoreline: Mary Carone Nicholson

Giovanni Billecci with his wife, Gracia Cardinalli, who was also from Isola delle Femmine. The two were married at St. Catherine’s in Martinez on May 31, 1903. (MARY CARONE NICHOLSON / Courtesy)

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Sacramento Italian Culture Society (see: http://www.italiancenter.net) has asked me to talk about my book “Capito!” Italians and the Development of Martinez” this Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at their Carmichael facility. All Italian voices will be heard that day, so please join us! I ...

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Bulldog girls bow to Knights, 15-4

Alhambra junior water polo player Daria Dragicevic takes a shot on goal against the Las Lomas Knights on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.
(GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Some teams will be able to rest in the final week of play for the fall water polo season, but the Alhambra girls will be working down to the wire. With their 15-4 loss against Las Lomas on Wednesday night, the Bulldogs set up a ...

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Lady Dogs stun Mats in tiebreaker

Alhambra Coach Willie Marchesano watches on as his team celebrates in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 win over the Miramonte Matadors on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Twice this season the Bulldogs collapsed in tiebreaker sets in Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) play. Tuesday night against Miramonte looked like deja vu all over again. The Bulldogs had late leads in both tiebreakers against Dublin and Campolindo earlier this month, but squandered those ...

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Family recalls life of resident Ray Raineri

Martinez resident and Sons of Italy member Ray Raineri. (COURTESY / On File)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Ray Raineri, a Martinez history buff who helped spearhead the restoration of the Joltin Joe that formerly belonged to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, has died at age 77. Raineri was chairperson of the Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge 2167, fundraising ...

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Bulldog JV outlasts Dublin 14-12

Alhambra sophomore tight end Zach Schuler makes a diving catch in the end zone on a five-yard pass from quarterback Trent Greene in the Bulldogs’ 14-12 win over Dublin on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Schuler had two touchdown catches on the evening. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The junior varsity Bulldogs’ game was nearly a mirrored performance to the varsity team’s effort. The JV boys escaped with their second win on the season in an ugly battle with the Dublin Gaels, but emerged victorious as they did their part of the Homecoming ...

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