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Council endorses statue proposal to honor Joe DiMaggio

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shortly after Mayor Rob Schroder and members of the Martinez City Council honored those who had restored the “Joltin’ Joe” boat that belonged to Martinez native son Joe DiMaggio, the panel agreed Wednesday night the city should seek out sites for …

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Council considers tree loss mitigation plan

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the past, Pacific Gas and Electric has removed trees so aggressively for its Pipeline Pathways Project that it alarmed and upset residents. Their outcry was so loud that the utility company halted the work. PG&E still needs to clear obstructions …

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Martinez Horsemen’s Association helps fire victims

Devastation left by Butte & Valley fires affecting four legged friends; Association needs donations to help feed, house pets By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As of Tribune deadline Thursday, the corner is starting to be turned on the massive Butte and Valley fires blazing in Calaveras, …

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Martinez author’s second train book released

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As soon as he could drive, Martinez author Ed Mackinson started exploring railroads, and soon bought a 35mm Nikkormat and a used Nikon F camera to start shooting pictures of locomotives and the cars they pulled. Last year, Morning Sun Books …

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Fate of old county jail in limbo

County considers demolition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 1901, the pride of Contra Costa County was its new courthouse and jail, built in Martinez of Vermont granite in an “imposing” classic style that was described as “worthy of the county,” designed “to express Contra Costa’s …

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Car show draws crowds, entries

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “Madness on Main Street” Car Show drew larger crowds and more vehicles than in recent years, said Leanne Peterson, Main Street Martinez executive director. And Will Thomas of San Ramon drove off with Best of Show for his 1960 Impala convertible …

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Alhambra football bests Armijo

After last week’s fiasco at Rancho Cotate, Coach Alan Hern had what he called “a page and a half of corrections” he felt the varsity Bulldog football team needed to make, and that was just offensively. After Friday night’s 57-10 battering of the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on the road, he said …

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Pausing to remember 9/11

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez officials, residents and visitors paused Friday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died 14 years ago when hijackers commandeered four planes and launched the first major foreign terrorist attack upon United States soil since Pearl Harbor. In a brief but poignant …

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Edwards comes from behind to win Darlington

Vallejo native Jeff Gordon remains in the Chase Grid after finishing 16th, still looking for first win of 2015 By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Carl Edwards came back from being two laps down and survived a record 17 caution flags Sunday to win the Bojangles Southern 500 for the …

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