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Alhambra student to build grandfather clock

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

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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Highlighting Philanthropy: Waters Moving & Storage

By MARK ORCUTT Waters Moving and Storage in Martinez, owned by Ken and Paulette Waters, has a long history of philanthropy and community service. During their 40-year history, they have donated everything from moving services to the use of their location to assist all types of nonprofits in their endeavors. …

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Ann Notarangelo to succeed Lesher at Shell Martinez Refinery

Emmy-winning news anchor and county leader Ann Notarangelo will oversee outreach programs, advocacy, and community partnerships Ann Notarangelo, new Manager of External Relations for Shell Martinez Refinery. (COURTESY / On File) MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shell Martinez is proud to welcome Ann Notarangelo as their new Manager of External Relations for …

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Martinez’s own town crier places 11th in world competition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Redmond O’Connell cried in New Zealand. But the Martinez resident shed no tears. Instead, his “cries” were eloquent and at times witty elocutions as part of a town crier competition. O’Connell, who sometimes uses the performance name Redmond O’Colonies, has been …

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Alhambra senior spearheads donation drive to fire victims

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Alicia Marazzani heard that Middletown High School students would have to postpone their homecoming because of the devastating fire that’s now considered the third worst in California history, she was touched. Her feelings deepened when she learned that students were …

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Martinez grandmother, granddaughter team up to create children’s book

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez author Jacque Hall was inspired to write her first book after babysitting her granddaughter’s bunny. Puzzled at the animal’s silence, she asked herself a question, then wrote about it in her children’s book, “What Does the Rabbit Say?’ Her agent …

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Coastal Cleanup nets ton of trash

Local volunteers carry on decades- long tradition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A crew of about 250 volunteers, from adults to scouting organizations and local school children, have hauled 2,700 pounds of trash from the Martinez shoreline. They filled 370 large garbage bags with fast food …

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Students raise $13,000 for Martinez Police K-9

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two local students that are members of the Martinez Grange have a history of giving. They’ve given toys to military dogs. They’ve also made quilts for older veterans. But their biggest challenge started a year ago, when they decided to raise …

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Martinez author’s second train book released

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As soon as he could drive, Martinez author Ed Mackinson started exploring railroads, and soon bought a 35mm Nikkormat and a used Nikon F camera to start shooting pictures of locomotives and the cars they pulled. Last year, Morning Sun Books …

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