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Rick Hocker: ‘Are you good enough for God?’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune Are you good enough for God? How good must one be to please God? How do you know if God is pleased with you? Does going to church earn us points with God? By the way, going to church isn’t one of the ...

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Athlete of the Week: Nicki Rucki

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: NICKI RUCKI Alhambra High School senior Nicki Rucki (1) is this week’s Tribune Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Matthew C. Rinn of State Farm. Rucki, who plays goalkeeper for the Lady Bulldog soccer team, had a solid week between the sticks, helping the Bulldogs keep ...

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Delegate election nears

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several Martinez residents have entered the race to become delegates for the California Democratic Party, with the election taking place Jan. 8, 2017. Delegates are selected at state or local levels, with the understanding they will represent their communities in voting for a Democratic nominee for the ...

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Oct. 28, 2016: Where in Martinez? …

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Where in Martinez is this artwork displayed? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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John Muir Land Trust recognized, accredited

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Muir Land Trust (JMLT), with 2,500 acres under stewardship in Contra Costa County, announced Wednesday it has achieved national accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that John Muir Land Trust’s lands will be ...

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Martinez team kicks off tough tourney in Roseville

The Universal Sports Academy 14 & and under Fastpitch team traveled to Roseville this week to play for the Class A Western National Championship in Roseville, California. Playing for the Universal Sports Academy team are Tianna Bell, Jordan Blackmon, Madelyn Chambers, Shannon Kelly, Iabella Mendoza, Kira Nilson, Ashley Pye, Bailey Sample, Izabela Sanchez-Rodriguez, Karen Sepulvedo, Adriana Vasquez, Cierra Yeagar, Grace Own, Kaleena Yra and Charity Dumpit. (COURTESY / On File)

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – 31 teams from throughout the Western United States head to Roseville this weekend for the 14u Class A Western National Championship hosted by the Greater Sacramento Softball Association (GSSA). That includes Martinez’s own Universal Sports Academy 12 & under girls. Yes that is correct. The Universal Fastpitch ...

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Pets rescued from fire …

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Firefighters rescued two dogs, a cat and a snake from a residential fire in the 1200 block of Plaza Drive Sunday evening, July 10, 2016. According to ConFire officials, the fire started outside after smoking materials were discarded. The blaze spread to the attic of the home, causing an estimated ...

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Remembering Andre …

Family and friends gathered to mourn the passing of Andre Parrilla, a freshman at Alhambra High School, during the evening candlelight service held at Alhambra High School on Thurs. April 28, 2016.

Family and friends gathered to mourn the passing of Andre Parrilla, a freshman at Alhambra High School, during an evening candlelight vigil held at Alhambra High School on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Above: AHS senior and football player Garrett Arreaga (54) shares an embrace during the emotional evening. (EMILIA ROSALES ...

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Join the 47th annual Martinez Brickyard Race

Kevin Searles is preparing for his 5th time as Official Meet Director for the 47th annual Martinez to Port Costa “Brickyard Race” on Sunday, April 10. Searles, a former Humboldt State distance runner and the current College Park 3200 meter record holder, first ran the Brickyard 8-mile in 1972 as ...

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