Martinez

Martinez

(märtē`nəs), city (1990 pop. 31,808), seat of Contra Costa co., W Calif., on Carquinez Strait between San Pablo and Suisun bays, in a farm area; inc. 1884. Its major industry is petroleum refining. The home of the naturalist John MuirMuir, John,
1838–1914, American naturalist, b. Dunbar, Scotland, studied at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He came to the United States in 1849 and settled in California in 1868.
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, which has been preserved as a national historic site, is in the city. A naval weapons station adjoins the city, and part of the Central Valley project is nearby.
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And then, the nightmare; the waste of ground before the company's store; the thousands of starving workers; General Rosalio Martinez and the soldiers of Porfirio Diaz, and the death-spitting rifles that seemed never to cease spitting, while the workers' wrongs were washed and washed again in their own blood.
Not but that I was afloat in a safe craft, for the Martinez was a new ferry-steamer, making her fourth or fifth trip on the run between Sausalito and San Francisco.
The Martinez heeled over, sharply, and there was a crashing and rending of timber.
The Martinez was sinking fast, for the water was very near.
The noises grew indistinct, though I heard a final and despairing chorus of screams in the distance, and knew that the Martinez had gone down.
Quinn Martinez of Littleton, CO has been honored with a recognition by 5280: The Denver Magazine in its selection of "Top Wealth Managers In Denver.
BOSTON - Angel Martinez, 21, of Worcester sank a half-court shot at halftime of last night's Celtics game to win $25,000 from Cumberland Farms.
Family members of Vanessa Ashford Wiley confronted defendant Christopher Martinez in court about the damage he caused in their lives.
Robert Martinez, commanding officer, Marine Aviation Detachment, Patuxent River, Md.
For many years Rueben Martinez worked as a barber and hair stylist in East Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California.
Both Spaniards have already curated the Spanish pavilion at Venice--de Corral presented the work of Jorge Oteiza and Susana Solano in 1988, and Martinez let Santiago Sierra close the pavilion to all but those carrying Spanish passports in 2003.
Martinez was questioned by Sergeant Chavez while in an emergency room, suffering from gunshot wounds inflicted by another police officer.