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Fate of old county jail in limbo

The old county jail, as seen here from the south east corner. (KEVIN MURRAY / Courtesy)

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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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new organist

Organist and choirmaster Alfred Gary Evans playing the organ at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez. Hear Evans and the Grace Choir during Sunday morning services, 10 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir  Station Road, Martinez. (BOB BURMAN / Courtesy)

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez recently hired a new organist and choirmaster. Alfred Gary Evans comes to the church from Bantam, Connecticut. Evans studied at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut, where he won awards for music theory ...

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