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You say Amato’s, I say Amato’s!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Two of Mary Goodman’s (b. 1949) remembrance of her Sicilian Family. See last week’s edition of the Martinez Tribune for Part One. Everyone still remembers Amato’s Restaurant. Even I, Kristin, do – especially the tongues hanging out of ...

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Delicious grapes, but a sour creek …

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune RAIN AT LAST! Here’s hoping we’ll receive regular rain this winter, without the deluge forecasters are predicting due to El Niño. I’m looking forward to the rains moving water through the creek. As of late, it’s been quite a tepid stew of garbage and other ...

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Home Tour opens historical locations to the public

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – For the ninth year, the Martinez Historical Society will give residents and visitors a chance to view old houses inside and out during its annual Historic Home Tour. The organization decided to focus the Oct. 10 tour on the Highland and ...

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Cpl. Mike Estanol receives downtown assignment

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Cpl. Mike Estanol, newly assigned to the city downtown beat by Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal, already is a familiar face to local merchants and shoppers. He’s on a first-name basis with most of them. He’s also active on pertinent social ...

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Alhambra senior spearheads donation drive to fire victims

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Alicia Marazzani heard that Middletown High School students would have to postpone their homecoming because of the devastating fire that’s now considered the third worst in California history, she was touched. Her feelings deepened when she learned that students were ...

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School board approves Project Pathways, reviews xeriscape

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – At one time, school districts had an overarching goal, to prepare every student for college. But the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education heard Monday night that has led to a mismatch. Graduates were prepared for jobs that weren’t ...

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Famed tall ship coming to Carquinez Strait

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A week ago, the Hawaiian Chieftain that once called the San Francisco Bay Area home, passed by Martinez on its journey to Sacramento to offer maritime history lessons for several months. Those traveling to the state capital from Martinez will find the elegant vessel ...

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Residents continue quest for dog park

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of residents and their dogs who arrived Sept. 16 to tell the Martinez City Council about the need for a city dog park weren’t gathering spontaneously. They’ve been contemplating the need for some time, usually as they sit on ...

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Onramp work ahead of schedule

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez motorists and others who travel California Highway 4 have been noticing barriers, signs, closures, detours and equipment along access and exit ramps. Some who are ready for the work to be done have been asking, “Are we there yet?” The ...

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Traffic stop nets theft suspect

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop by Martinez Police Wednesday at Amador Court and Tahoe Circle resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of multiple burglaries from Martinez to Berkeley, Lt. Aaron Roth said. An officer stopped a vehicle with an apparent code ...

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