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Albanian flag to fly in Martinez


Ceremony at City Hall to commemorate Albanian independence By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune In a simple ceremony Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, Martinez city employees will raise a bright scarlet flag with a black double-headed eagle up the flagpole in front of Martinez City Hall. But to visitors and residents ...

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‘Remember the babies’ this holiday season

Melanie Toledo (at left) and Newborn Infant Project Chairman Beverly Annis, show examples of completed layettes for the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As organizations and individuals go about choosing their “holiday giving projects” this year, representatives from the Newborn Infant Project sponsored by the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, Auxiliary, ask you to please consider the babies this season. Auxiliary Volunteers put together layettes containing crib blankets, receiving ...

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Alleged kidnapping leads to two arrests

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Two Walnut Creek men have been booked into the county jail in Martinez on drug charges after Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a caller who said three men were kidnapping a female victim, Jimmy Lee, the sheriff’s director of public affairs, ...

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Real ice rink to open in downtown

Scaffolding begins taking shape and other pieces lie in the parking lot of Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street last week, where the DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice Rinks has been under construction. The rink will open Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Scaffolding has been covering much of the parking lot on Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street, and last Friday, Nov. 13, a large, boxy transformer installed the day before was powered up by Pacific Gas and Electric. All of this has ...

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