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Longtime local lawman Ed Duncan remembered

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Before the newly-sworn Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal took his oath and received his badge, he had a talk with Edward R. Duncan, the longtime Martinez resident whose law enforcement career brought him to Richmond where Sappal also had been employed. ...

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VFW to host picnic

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1351 will have its first picnic Saturday afternoon at Waterfront Park for all veterans and their families, Commander Ellison Lockett said. Members of the American Legion Post 29 will also be there, helping prepare typical ...

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Briones fire under control

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A brush fire burned 5.1 acres at Briones Regional Park and neighboring Martinez-area land before Contra Costa County Fire Protection District brought it under control, Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said Monday afternoon. The land has been used for grazing cattle, and that helped firefighters, ...

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Council considers tree loss mitigation plan

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the past, Pacific Gas and Electric has removed trees so aggressively for its Pipeline Pathways Project that it alarmed and upset residents. Their outcry was so loud that the utility company halted the work. PG&E still needs to clear obstructions ...

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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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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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