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Joltin’ Joe project more than just a boat restoration

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A once-in-a-lifetime project years in the making is now complete and helping to keep memories of Martinez’s favorite native son, Joe DiMaggio, alive and well. A 22 foot Chris Craft pleasure boat called the “Joltin’ Joe,” was gifted to the New York Yankees baseball great during a …

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Beaver slaps spotlight on Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and wildlife rescue organizations were out in spades last Saturday to celebrate a species that once faced extermination in Martinez. The 8th annual Beaver Festival drew more participants and visitors than ever, growing from just eight booths in 2008 to over 40 booths at …

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Michael L. Alford

Michael L. Alford July 6, 1943 – May 22, 2015 Resident of Martinez­­­­ Michael L. Alford, 71, of Martinez, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born July 6, 1943, in Martinez, the only son of Budd and Mary Alford. Mike attended Saint Catherine of Siena School before …

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Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice

A vintage show and luncheon will be held next month to benefit the Bruns House, an inpatient hospice care home for patients who require acute symptom management. The theme of the luncheon is “Pretty in Pink” with a vintage glamour dress code. Music will be provided by Eddie Toganon. The …

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My Pet World: Why has formerly cuddly cat changed his tune?

By STEVE DALE Tribune Content Agency TORONTO, CANADA – These cat questions are answered by three board members of the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation who were in Toronto for the foundation’s annual symposium July 2. Chiming in are: Dr. Drew Weigner, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Brian Holub, of Boston, Mass., …

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National Park Service to host free Campfire program

Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, California. The program begins at 7 p.m. and lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours. Rangers will lead the group in songs, skits and stories to celebrate the legacy of …

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Area landscapers honored at 2015 Beautification Awards

The East Bay chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), which spans all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, recently held the 2015 Beautification Awards honoring 12 local landscape contractors for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, and demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on projects completed within the last …

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