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Jamie Jobb films Martinez ‘In Wide Angles’

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune A Gold Rush camp, former Sicilian fishing village, a cannery row, Joe DiMaggio’s birthplace, John Muir National Monument site, fountainhead of Alhambra Bottled Water and the Martini, home of the fighting Bulldogs – Martinez is an odd California town that needs to be ...

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Tolliver named MPD Employee of Year

Martinez Police Department’s Civilian Employee of the Year, Shelley Tolliver. (D.B. WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shelley Tolliver says she loves her job with Martinez Police Department, although the police assistant’s work doesn’t always make other people happy. Among her tasks is handing out tickets when motorists have failed to keep parking meters fed. She also oversees ...

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Alhambra student to build grandfather clock

Alhambra High School senior Matthew Webb displays the regulator clock he is building. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)

Students learn woodworking at Alhambra High under tutelage of Mr. Jay Heeb By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Matthew Webb’s interest in woodworking began when he was in sixth grade. As a Martinez Junior High School student, he heard about his school’s woodshop class, and thought he’d ...

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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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