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The Architecture Around Us: Who cares about an old jail?

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Historic architecture does more than indicate time passed. Downtown Martinez’s identity springs from its buildings and the dialogue between them that creates a skyline like the scales of a George Gershwin tune. Obliterate the Old Jail, and Contra Costa’s best governmental historic resource ...

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Architectural gem preserved – for now

Dear Friends of the 1903 County Jail in Martinez and to those folks who have recently discovered our Save the Jail effort. Thank you for wanting to know more about the status of this project. As the newly organized Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County is still very small, our limited ...

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‘I am proud of Congressman Thompson’

Dear Editor, I am proud of our District 5 Representative for condemning bans 1.0 and 2.0. It’s cruel to turn a deaf ear to those fleeing war zones, famines, threatening dictatorships,  and drug gang conscriptions. Our people are ready and willing to help and will deal with the hate-mongering. These ...

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Homily on the Woman at the Well

By NOE TUASON Special to the Tribune NOTE: This is a Homily at Mass celebrated on the third Sunday of Lent on the Gospel about the Samaritan woman (Jn 4:5-42), preached by Deacon Noe Tuazon from the Diocese of Oakland. The Gospel today is the story of the woman at ...

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