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Veteran recounts wartime memories

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune When Earl J. Kohler describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he recalls the sounds of planes, bombs and breaking glass as vividly as if the attack had happened hours, not decades ago. Kohler, who goes by Chuck, is a Concord resident now, but …

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Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas Motor Speedway

By DONNA-BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Jimmy Johnson leads just six laps, letting others run at the front of the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth for 330 laps. But those six laps let him play spoiler in the Chase for the Championship when he won the race Sunday at Texas …

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Dogs grab commanding win for seniors

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The final game of the season is always a chance for the team to honor the seniors, and allow them to enjoy their final game. In recent memory, the varsity Bulldog volleyball team’s final game of the regular season was a day to reflect. There …

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Lady Dogs come up short in NCS

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The best season in Alhambra volleyball came to a close on Wednesday night in Albany, but despite the bitter sweet ending there were very few sad faces. The varsity girls volleyball team walked off the court quickly, but were gracious sports and accepted their 3-2 …

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Martinez rancher recalls days with ‘The Striking Sixth’

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune When Joe Matta was 18, he already had a job with the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company, a place he started working before he graduated from John Swett High School in his native Crockett. He had never fired a gun – his father had …

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School district eyes Muth successor

Superintendent Rami Muth to retire in 2016 By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If negotiations go as expected, Deputy Superintendent C.J. Cammack will succeed Rami Muth as superintendent of Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). The decision to offer Cammack the job came during a closed session of …

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Martinez’s own town crier places 11th in world competition

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Redmond O’Connell cried in New Zealand. But the Martinez resident shed no tears. Instead, his “cries” were eloquent and at times witty elocutions as part of a town crier competition. O’Connell, who sometimes uses the performance name Redmond O’Colonies, has been …

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New police chief available on matters of public safety

Dear Community Members, Over the last two months as the police chief I have been honored to be among a group of dedicated and committed employees that work hard to keep our community safe. I have also been very impressed with the level of support and engagement from the community. …

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Resident witnesses missile launch, helicopter over city

Dear Editor, Saturday night, many of us here in the Bay Area and beyond were puzzled by a strange light in the sky. As it turned out, of course, this was the unarmed Trident II D5 missile, launched by the U.S. Navy from the Pacific Test Range north of Los …

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