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Life on the Shoreline: Mary Carone Nicholson

Giovanni Billecci with his wife, Gracia Cardinalli, who was also from Isola delle Femmine. The two were married at St. Catherine’s in Martinez on May 31, 1903. (MARY CARONE NICHOLSON / Courtesy)

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune The Sacramento Italian Culture Society (see: http://www.italiancenter.net) has asked me to talk about my book “Capito!” Italians and the Development of Martinez” this Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at their Carmichael facility. All Italian voices will be heard that day, so please join us! I ...

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Bocce: Of Italian Import

The Martinez Bocce Federation clubhouse and courts are located at Waterfront Park in historic downtown Martinez. (MARTINEZ BOCCE FEDERATION / Courtesy)

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune I have only played bocce once and that was at Burning Man. My teacher was wearing Spider-Man underwear. A few days later the ephemeral Black Rock City disappeared, as it does every year, and I never found bocce camp again. The Martinez Bocce ...

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Mysterious airships of California

(ON FILE)

By OLAV PHILLIPS Special to the Tribune Have you ever been at a baseball game enjoying a brew when an airship flew overhead? Maybe you took a tour of the amazing hangers at Moffett Field? The answer is probably yes. At some point, we have all seen those majestic airships ...

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Campbell squatters?

The Campbell Theater in Martinez, California. (ERIN CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Anchor tenant Onstage Repertory may be “squatting” at the Martinez Campbell Theater for its current production, “Let Me Hear You Smile,” which runs through Sunday, Sept. 6. A renegotiated sublease with City of Martinez had yet to be completed when scenery went up ...

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