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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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Famed tall ship coming to Carquinez Strait

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A week ago, the Hawaiian Chieftain that once called the San Francisco Bay Area home, passed by Martinez on its journey to Sacramento to offer maritime history lessons for several months. Those traveling to the state capital from Martinez will find the elegant vessel ...

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Residents continue quest for dog park

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of residents and their dogs who arrived Sept. 16 to tell the Martinez City Council about the need for a city dog park weren’t gathering spontaneously. They’ve been contemplating the need for some time, usually as they sit on ...

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