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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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Santa House in place for ‘jolliest elf’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Santa Claus is coming to Martinez. The city hasn’t just rolled out a welcome mat; it has set up a bright red house where children will be able to visit the jolly holiday elf. The house has been set up at ...

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Las Juntas considers sistering with school in Benxi, China

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Las Juntas Elementary School could use a “sister,” two educators have suggested to the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education. It would be the first time the MUSD will participate in the sister school program. The sister would be a bilingual school ...

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Alhambra High students experience ‘Arrive Alive’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A two-day program at Alhambra High School is endeavoring to prevent its students from becoming part of a tragic set of statistics. The program is called “Arrive Alive,” and that’s its goal – helping young motorists reach their destination instead of ...

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Marines, community partner for toy drive

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez residents have nine spots where they can drop off toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program that tries to assure that no child wakes up Christmas morning without a gift to unwrap, Sgt. Andrew J. Harris ...

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Albanian flag to fly in Martinez

Ceremony at City Hall to commemorate Albanian independence By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune In a simple ceremony Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, Martinez city employees will raise a bright scarlet flag with a black double-headed eagle up the flagpole in front of Martinez City Hall. But to visitors and residents ...

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‘The perfected soul’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt on the topic of “meditation on transformation,” one of the themes from Martinez resident Rick Hocker’s book, “Four in the Garden.” Why couldn’t all of us have been born perfect? Wouldn’t that solve all of the ...

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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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Alleged kidnapping leads to two arrests

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Two Walnut Creek men have been booked into the county jail in Martinez on drug charges after Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a caller who said three men were kidnapping a female victim, Jimmy Lee, the sheriff’s director of public affairs, ...

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