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Oh my God, Joe DiMaggio!

From left: Nana Maria Carone, Mary Carone Nicholson and Nana Grace Billecci, during Mary’s 2nd Grade Holy Communion. The picture was taken outside the Billecci home at 425 Talbert St., Martinez, circa 1954-1955. (MARY CARONE NICHOLSON / Courtesy)

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Vince Ferrante of Pittsburg writes: “In 1978 when I was 13 … Dad took me to Amato’s bar to visit his cousin Vince who was working. … Vince Amato asked me if I liked baseball … he then asked me if I would ...

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Fire produces smoke, little damage at Martinez Junior High School

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A fire reported Sunday at Martinez Junior High School, 1600 Court St., alarmed neighbors because of rising smoke, but was confined to an “extremely small spot of the campus, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said Monday. ...

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Oregon college shooting affects Diablo Valley College

Local college to receive training from police while U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson presses Congress to change gun laws By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The tragic shooting last week at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Oregon, has drawn reaction from both Diablo Valley College (DVC) officials as well as ...

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Antioch man faces felony charges after traffic stop

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An Antioch man has been booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, 1000 Ward St., after Martinez Police made a traffic stop early Saturday in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard, Lt. Aaron Roth said. “During the traffic stop, the driver of ...

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Martinez readies for El Niño

Council receives water-saving lesson By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez city employees have taken measures to prepare for anticipated heavy “El Niño” rains, Martinez City Council heard Wednesday night. Meanwhile, because California is still suffering from a four-year drought and Governor Jerry Brown has mandated water ...

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Alhambra girls fall against Campolindo Polo

Amanda Beattie scores all three goals for Alhambra’s Lady Bulldog Water polo team in rout on the road against Campolindo By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Lady Bulldog water polo team opened their Diablo Foothill Athletic League campaign with a rough 17-3 loss to the Campolindo Cougars, the team that’s ...

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Lady Dogs drop heartbreaker

Alhambra sophomore outside hitter Sophia Olson leaps and surveys the court all in one move to place her shot in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 loss to the Dublin Gaels on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Olson had seven kills and three aces in the losing effort. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Lady Bulldog volleyball team dropped a real heartbreaker at home to Dublin on Tuesday night, ultimately losing in a tiebreaker fifth set after taking a 2-1 lead. Four of the five sets played on Tuesday night in the Alhambra gym were only decided by ...

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