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City manager featured speaker at Martinez Rotary

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune City Manager Rob Braulik told Rotary that he sees Martinez in the context of history. One hundred sixty-five years ago, Martinez became the County seat. A century ago, Shell arrived. Today the County, Shell and the county hospital are our major employers. Over ...

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Some parents disappointed by ‘Tot Time’ program closure

Parents say preschool allowed parent/student education at affordable cost; urge board to bring program back By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. –A class offered through Martinez Adult Education for about 20 years established a cooperative opportunity for parents of young children to participate in their children’s preschool education ...

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Oh my God, Joe DiMaggio!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Vince Ferrante of Pittsburg writes: “In 1978 when I was 13 … Dad took me to Amato’s bar to visit his cousin Vince who was working. … Vince Amato asked me if I liked baseball … he then asked me if I would ...

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Lady Dogs drop heartbreaker

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Lady Bulldog volleyball team dropped a real heartbreaker at home to Dublin on Tuesday night, ultimately losing in a tiebreaker fifth set after taking a 2-1 lead. Four of the five sets played on Tuesday night in the Alhambra gym were only decided by ...

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‘Killer’ bees in Briones may have been strays

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A university researcher may have reported finding a couple of Africanized, or “killer” bees in Briones Regional Park, but park employees have found no evidence of any colonies there, Carolyn Jones, East Bay Regional Parks public information supervisor, said. Joshua Kohn, ...

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