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Fate of old county jail in limbo

County considers demolition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 1901, the pride of Contra Costa County was its new courthouse and jail, built in Martinez of Vermont granite in an “imposing” classic style that was described as “worthy of the county,” designed “to express Contra Costa’s ...

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Car show draws crowds, entries

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Madness on Main Street” Car Show drew larger crowds and more vehicles than in recent years, said Leanne Peterson, Main Street Martinez executive director. And Will Thomas of San Ramon drove off with Best of Show for his 1960 Impala convertible ...

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Alhambra football bests Armijo

After last week’s fiasco at Rancho Cotate, Coach Alan Hern had what he called “a page and a half of corrections” he felt the varsity Bulldog football team needed to make, and that was just offensively. After Friday night’s 57-10 battering of the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on the road, he said ...

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Pausing to remember 9/11

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez officials, residents and visitors paused Friday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died 14 years ago when hijackers commandeered four planes and launched the first major foreign terrorist attack upon United States soil since Pearl Harbor. In a brief but poignant ...

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