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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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Porter, Bullock honored at MLK ceremony

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held their 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Humanitarian of the Year Awards Tuesday. The special event was held in downtown Martinez Jan. 19, with “participation” being a major underlying theme of the ...

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Rotary Report: White elephants …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez Rotary held its annual “White Elephant” exchange earlier in December. We wondered where the term came from. We bet you wonder too! Turns out the term is from Thailand. Albino elephants were rare and hence valuable. If a royal figure gave you ...

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Dog park workshop back on schedule

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A citizens-driven effort to open a dog park in Martinez is back on schedule after a second public workshop initially appeared to need rescheduling, both City Engineer Tim Tucker and one of the park advocates, Melissa Mohoi, said. A growing group ...

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