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with small pieces of clear plastic and blue dye. the product impacted is the 42 outside bags with lot number 21 93. if you have it, take it back to the store or throw it away. mornings onto is hitting the road for the less zip trip of the summer, this time to martinez. every city in the country should have this. we're getting a look at what makes this space city unique, including the largest bocce ball league in the country, the city also proud to be the hometown of a peaceful legend. always claimed to be from martinez. you never lost that route. we'll take a look at dimaggio's roots and martinez and how people rallied together to preserve the peace of dimaggio's history. martinez is a little slice of old town small town usa, and i just feel like you know, when you come here, you get to enjoy the people. and locals don't
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have to go far to find some great places to eat. look at a sample of the city's growing restaurant scene and take a sip of the world famous cocktail that originated in the city. and what's the name of the day martinez martinis? join us as mornings onto takes you on a zip trip to martinez. martinez straight because we are live here in martinez shining a spotlight on our final zip trip of the season you are seeing and hearing the diablo rhythm wranglers, western swing, vintage country and bluegrass fiddle, accordion pedal steel. alright so we are watching lots of people are turning out for this fantastic event. alright, well, we were sorry about the technical difficulties. what you're watching the band right now playing tons of people have turned out here in martinez and
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one of the main reasons we come out here on these trips is to share with you. some of the communities you may not know about, and for those who are from the bay area who may not know much about it, and those who are actually you know, living here that may not know some of the things that are going on in their community. gospel absolutely. look i was over with the band. i'm trying to get ahold of that accordion, but they kicked me back here with you, andre, and i'm thankful for that again. the diablo rhythm wranglers. bringing it this morning. big river by johnny cash again western swing, vintage country and bluegrass. we're going to see and hear them all our long and then you can't talk about martinez without mentioning the bocce ball courts here. can you believe this is the most robust bocce ball league in all of the united states? 15 courts right here on the marina. this place is hopping six evenings a week, something like 2400 people in the league. many more than that . come down just to watch encourage. i mean, this is family. friendly through and through what a gorgeous way to start. what is our final zip trip of the season? you know, you gotta give it to them. they're taking the bocce ball very seriously. i saw someone
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right there just now, with a tape measure on the bocce ball court. that's how serious are taking this friends. but come on. exactly so you know, this is great. i didn't know that this was a big thing here. you know, basketball. you've heard of all the time but to have the biggest league right here in martinez. it's really the reason that we come out to towns like this. if you live in these towns, you may not know what's going on. and for those who live around other parts of the bay area. you see in highlights from the great things that are going on in the town around us, and you can come out here and take a look and take part for yourself. absolutely we have so much to highlight. we have the whole family out today for finals bodies here. everybody's here. we have frank mallicoat. he's hanging out on the bocce ball courts. wong. i think i don't know that she drives that car to the newsroom every day, carla. she's got some nice wheels, of course, south castaneda once again. drew the long straw. he got to taste his way through this gorgeous town, and i think we're going to start with frank mallicoat right here at the bottom of all courts. alright guys. well good morning to you. hello. martinez have pleasure to be here. you know, martinez has
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been around for 146 years. so it is a city rich with all kinds of history, and a few heavy hitters have been born here as well, including a hall of famer from the new york yankees, you will know his name and a hall of fame. country stars father who used to pitch in the big leagues to he's a big name as well. and of course we're talking bochy because the martinez bochy federation is the biggest in the country, if not the world, believe it or not. and i play in the lake. it's a blast moron, bacci and much, much more coming up. but first, let's check in with claudie. hey frank. yeah i got a new ride here. i don't know if you at home can see this vehicle and recognize this vehicle. but if you've seen the movie forward vs ferrari, this is the car in the movie. gorgeous gorgeous car out here, and it's only one of many out of this car and we're going to give you a little look around. we are the cobra experience in martinez
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and we cannot wait to show you what they have in this museum. really a gem of this town and it has been here. since 2014 and it is an unbelievable collection. just one of the many things we're talking about. you mentioned joe dimaggio earlier. we're going to talk about him as well. and so when you talk about a town like martinez and really all the very special things that it has to offer, it's incredible run by the communities supported by the community. we're going to give you an inside. look at this place coming up and we're going to talk about the joe dimaggio boat, which is also a very, very special piece of history. south really pretty incredible. and if you take a look around tell me which one you like. and you know , i'll see what i can do. they have been told that maybe the keys are in some of these cars. are they? okay well, i'll be right down and see if i can drive one of those. claudine thank you very much. we are here at the copper skillet courtyard , and this is one of the best breakfast places. my task was to
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find a place good places to eat . and this place is cooking right now. there are no tables available, and it's one of the best breakfast places in town. j ebrahimi runs a tight ship here. it's right across from the public defender's office, and that's why you have a lot of court themed stuff in here. but some of these dishes if you don't mind me saying, look delicious. so this is all part of it. the taste of the town. you're going to hear about it in just a little bit, because there is so much to eat in martinez. i did speak to the mayor about it. and he said that this food scene over the last 10 years has really changed. and by changed, i mean improved andre and gasia . if you are hungry, this is a good place to be. you know, sal , um, back when i started at ktvu, i think almost 20 years ago, there was a mcdonald's right across from the courthouse and we covered a lot of what was happening inside the courthouse because, of course, this is the county seat of martinez and imagine my shock when someone
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said the mcdonald's is gone, so it's good to know that something even better is in its place. so again, we're going to check in with solace to taste his way through this gorgeous town. we're also going to focus on what brought us to today in martinez. this town has a rich history. did you know it was part of the pony express did not know that in 18 60 a little bit of a deeper look. now, what made martinez what it is today. martinez is the county seat of contra costa county, incorporated and officially became martinez an 18 76 and served as a stop for those looking to strike it rich during the gold rush, as well as mariners involved in the booming shipping industry. the city got its name from ignacio martinez, politician, rancher and soldier . mexico granted martinez the land called rancho el panel in 18 42. property included. what is modern day crockett, hercules martinez and panel within the decade, martinez became a key watering hole for gold miners when one particularly lucky miner stopped in martinez to celebrate. the bartender poured a drink, called the martinez special over the course of a few
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years, and many pores. the martinez special became the martini and a legendary cocktail was born. martinez was the home of naturalist john muir from the late 18 hundreds until his death in 1914. you can visit the house he lived in which is now the john muir national historic site . it was at that home helped establish yosemite national park after a tour of his home, you can hike the trails of the property. myra's family owned wanda, named after his daughter sits near the crossroads of highway four and alhambra avenue. the year. john muir died. another legendary figure was born in martinez. joe dimaggio was the son of a san francisco fishermen. dimaggio's family called martinez home before moving to north beach in san francisco. his legendary baseball career began with the san francisco seals, then the new york yankees. he was inducted in the hall of fame in 1955, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. modern day.
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martinez is known for its antique stores and waterfront oil refineries. and it's little league, the small town feel is still going strong even as close to 40,000 people now called martinez home. you know off you know from the person knows a lot about a city is its leaders, right? the people who run the city, the lawmakers and leaders and we're joined now by the mayor of martinez, rob shoulder who is a long time mayor of this city has been doing this job for a long time working as mayor and city council as well. he can provide some insight into the city mayor. thank you so much for joining us and having us here in your beautiful city today. pleasure happy to have you here. what is the best thing about living here in martinez? the best thing there's so many things. uh, what i really like is the small town feel of this town and we're on the water. we're surrounded by open space, and it's a unique downtown. you don't find downtown. it's like downtown martinez anymore. that
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combined with the people, the people are wonderful. here. you call it mayberry with an edge about tell me about that. tell me about that edge. tell me, you know, especially, i know a lot of cities are working hard to attract young people, young families. for those who think oh, martinez. it's kind of sleepy. i grew up that's the best place for me. tell me why. in particular that edge is really coming alive. well you know, we worked very hard on revitalizing revitalizing our downtown and the entire city itself. it had good bones, and we took several steps to get to a point where we are now in my mind because we are attracting a lot of the newer folks millennials. they can't afford to live in oakland, berkeley, san francisco. they've moved to martinez. they're starting to have families. they're opening up the coffee houses. they're opening up breweries, and it's got a whole new life now. i just wanted to talk to a little bit about that, because it's definitely more affordable to buy a home here than it is in other parts of the bay area, and you're still pretty much on the water. you're putting close to
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the city. both oakland and san francisco. correct. is that happening a lot more now, um, perhaps even during the pandemic, where people are looking for more room to spread out when they have their families and work from home. what do you guys see it? it's exactly what you were saying. you know, we've attracted all kinds of folks from all over the bay area. um, and it is more affordable. you know, it's not inexpensive but more affordable on bayberry standards and you know, we've got it. it's an old town and we've got a lot of old bungalows and our downtown beautiful homes that people come in and spend some money and fix them up. and, uh it's so unique. i mean, it's i don't know what else i can say. it's a wonderful community. we have to tip our hat to any mayor who's been mayor of a town for 20 years, and that's you. you're hanging it up this year on your wife's advice. if you could say something to the next mayor of martinez, what would you say? i would say, continue on with our revitalization efforts. we still have some work to do down here at the waterfront. um and i hope
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to be part of that. not as a non elected person, but really spending our efforts on the waterfront and the marina working on ferry service, water , transit and so on and just keep the vibe the vibe is what's important. congratulations on your 20 years as mayor and good luck on your retirement and spending time with your wife and thank you so much for joining us here today and sharing the great thoughts you have about this fantastic city. we appreciate it. absolutely no. a minute ago, i asked the mayor. what did you have for breakfast? he said nothing. i said we've got you covered. castaneda again breakfast, lunch, dinner drinks and then do it all over again. he took us through a gorgeous taste of the town, and in a minute we're going to see all the wonderful things sal got to try and we're going to share them with you. so stay with us them with you. so stay with us he what's the difference between prop 26 and prop 27? 26? not one dime to get people off the streets and into housing 27 generates hundreds of million to help solve homelessness. the choice is clear yes on prop 27.
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mallicoat took a handful of questions to some locals. trip trivia, frank. all right. well, thank you guys. cia martinez is proximity to sacramento is a big deal back in the 18 fifties because it was just a waterway ride to san francisco for all the gold miners to cash in their gold, so a lot of them would spend a night or two here, martinez and that spawned very popular cocktail. i know you know what it is. but we took to the streets to find out if people hear martinez what cocktail was it anyways? it's been around for 148 years, and this plaque commemorates its birthplace right here in the city of martinez, can you name this very famous cocktail? bloody mary bloody mary. uh no, thank you, paloma paloma. tequila and grapefruit. yeah, alright, wrong, embarrassing name of the city. what town are
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you in martinez and what's the name of the drake martinez martinis? um trying to guess old fashioned old fashioned. i don't know. we'll give it a go, martinez of course martinis. martino it's the manhattan really, i'm kidding. martini martini martini martini, of course, made right here in martina. not too far. in fact, the old pub, which is not there anymore, it's only a couple blocks away. there's a there's a monument to that effect. i went sky. when rocky mountain. faith hill, tim mcgraw country singers , well known have an affinity for this town for a very special reason. any idea why good tacos ? good tacos? good answer is a
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great answer. they come all the way from tennessee for the tacos, boy. you got me on that one. i had no idea. come on, um , might be the delta straight straight. are they boaters? they maybe. maybe what have i told you? there's a very close family ties. mcgraw would believe it. do you know who tim mcgraw's daddy was no pitch for the mets world series winner pitch for the phillies last name? mcgrath bra who is tim mcgraw's father? oh uh yeah. tag mcgrath was that doug tug mcgraw. okay i got you. okay where was he born? he was born in martinez martinez. that's a good guess. yeah good guess. yeah. a pack of you. i really like your wife. born on november the 24th 1914 of fame
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baseball player three times in v p. you know the name but he was born here. martinez, yankee clipper. sorry six game hit streak. marilyn monroe. no do lefty o dual. no. mr ruth. babe ruth, babe died in 48. okay, not babe. tug mcgraw mcgraw. oh yeah . you needed that one a little earlier, didn't you? jackie robinson, jackie robinson, you know? no jesus, no! jesus is incorrect. think italian. oh yogi berra, yogi berra? no joe dimaggio. yes that's right. yeah people don't know that. i know it. that's amazing. he lived in the city of martinez from 18 82
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1914. in fact, his home is now a national historic landmark. he's a well known naturalist. who is this man who is the god mirror? mr john muir? yes alright. got one right. congratulations park is his name. mirror john mayer, jump your. yeah i got 11 out of four. this guy was an environmentalist world renown. what john, you're in. you know that this is his town, mcgrath mcgraw. ah! yeah you did it. that one a little earlier, didn't you? yeah that would be john muir. yes yep. the father of the sierra club and the and actually, the environmental movement. i would say yeah, you've got some important people here, mayor. i know we do or di,
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is known as father of our national park city's buried about a mile south of his home next to his wife, louisa, right on the banks of alhambra creek coming up. we're talking all things bacci. in fact, behind me, i play i play on the bocce novas and we also have the rolling scones which is our arch rivals are over here. good morning, gang. there you go. bochy. next we'll see you in a bit, guys. oh i can't wait. i bet he has his tape measure, right? are you that's one of my favorite parts of the show is learning about the town and it's amazing. you love to see the folks that live here that are learning new things about the hotel that they live in. so it's fantastic art from a heaping helping of tribute to a heaping helping of food sal castaneda to he got out there to try all the good food that this town martinez has to offer. he will show us more of that coming
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no i'd like to say this. it's a cheesy joke time. gasia ready for this one? yes yes, also traffics and good food because traffic traffic traffic alright . never mind. alright salesman checking out some of the fantastic food tortillas. he is here now with a look at what he found for breakfast. lunch and dinner. sell. tell us about it. well andre gasia, there is no shortage of good places to eat in this town. i happen to be standing in one of them right in front of the copper skillet courtyard. i'm going to go inside just to show you how crowded it is. excuse me for a second. there's two of you, jackie. hi alright, so we're coming back here into the middle of the copper skillet courtyard. and j. ibrahimi is the is the owner, one of the owners anyway, you run this place. thank you for taking time out of your busy morning to talk to us. this
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martinez food scene is great. j already know it. you already know what i see. you're already here. you've been here you here last year you see the growth? it's unreal. so tell me, tell me something about how maybe 10 years ago, people were leaving this town, right? and they were going elsewhere. and now they have so many options. what caused that in your opinion? well let me tell you this. so when we first came here 25 years ago, the city used to be a ghost town at two o'clock. no one would be here. now we extended our hours till three. you have all these new breweries that are coming in the bars that are coming in. the new restaurants that are coming in for dinner has totally revamped the city and also the growth in this city. the different demographics coming in. it's just totally changed it up. all right. so now we're going to find out about all the places including this one that i went to see during taste of the town. as i passed through the gates to martinez, i was immediately made the feel welcome. martinez is a little slice of old town all small town
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usa, and i just feel like you know, when you come here, you get to enjoy the people. this place just looks like it would have some good food and it does. but martinez mayor rod schroeder says that wasn't always the case . 10 years ago, it was a ghost town and everybody that lived here was going south to pleasant hill or walnut creek or berkeley or someplace like that. now we're attracting all those people here. i had a good time eating breakfast, lunch and dinner here, so let's start with a good hearty breakfast. copper skillet courtyard has you covered? look at the dishes coming out of this kitchen, omelets, waffles, bacon and more generous portions so you won't leave hungry. this eatery has customers that have been coming here for more than 20 years. so you know it's doing something right for lunch. i hit up slices of italy on main street. it serves new york style pizza and cheese sticks. cheesesteak. yes, please. thinly sliced new york strip onions, american cheese on an amoroso roll. ah yeah. wow
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the good thing about downtown martinez is everything is close . if i want a beer from the brewery, there are two good ones right next to each other five sons brewery and del cielo brewing company. both of these breweries have tap rooms with plenty of space to enjoy an ice afternoon and the cold one cielo . i watched them make me a cucumber mitchell lada. complete with a salty rim. if you're looking for a sophisticated yet easygoing spot for craft cocktail head on over to bark aava, this is a wine whiskey and cocktail bar where bartender haley coder made me a proper old fashioned. oh, wow. oh wow. i was also served appetizers and had a good time with the locals . this place has a good feel upscale brick and wood details,
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along with good local bar atmosphere with delicious food. it's hard to pull all those things off, but bar kaba does. owner cory katz says he had a vision for his spot downtown. i wanted to do something different here from martinez. bring great wine, great cocktails. more of an adult atmosphere with great food. i was joking with the locals, this places like cheers bar from the popular tv show, but more upscale. oh yes, people. novara bar common area. everybody knows corey. they know the bartenders. you know, haley and keith that they're the best. we love it here. so earlier, steve asked me if courtyard here has biscuits and it does it, says one of the people who is watching earlier now this is not . i always want to say this to andre and gasia and those of you watching at home. i could not possibly eat my way through every single restaurant. there are so many that i did not get to that. the locals are telling me are good. okay so that means i have some work to do on my own. but the places that did show you were all delicious and
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very good. and andre and gaza. if you're hungry, i encourage you to come to martinez on any afternoon and try some of the food. it really is good. and in the best thing i said about the whole thing is that people are very welcoming here. they'll say hello and they'll be nice. absolutely you've already went our appetite for sure. and we know that you hit some of the spots, but our viewers sort of filled in the rest. i love it when the restaurants south chooses to highlight intersect with your favorite when you write into us at ktvu .com, we ask and you answered in a big way. what are some of the best spots to go for a bite to eat in martinez? you let us know. included in your top choices rocks on main east bay artisan lifetime, fatiha, lemongrass bistro and manja benny and a couple of the ones sell just highlighted. mark have a copper skillet courtyard, of course. so you will not go hungry in this gorgeous east midtown. come here on an empty stomach. wallet wallet? yeah local businesses here. appreciate appreciate your business. these are all mom and pop places, so you definitely
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could use the support, especially after the last two years that we've seen. alright so coming up next, our joe dimaggio. we know him as that baseball great, but his roots are right here in martinez. he's got a lot of connections to this place, including a boat, the community and how they tried to give back for his efforts. we will have more on that story. claudine one will have more on claudine one will have more on that coming up here at city of refuge, we house up to 26 families. we reduce homelessness, address mental health, provide spaces for addiction to be broken, create spaces of healing and restoration. for the first time ever, prop 27 will provide permanent funding for organizations like ours. saying yes to prop 27 means more people get the assistance that they nee they get someone to partner in such a way
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all right. welcome back to mornings onto the nine final trip of the summer, and we are in the martinez. you're looking at the diablo rhythm wranglers and they are playing miss molly by cindy walker, the rhythm wranglers of four piece band specializing in western swing, vintage country and bluegrass. they have multiple eat singers and play fiddle, accordion pedal steel back bass and the guitar
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as well. play all over the bay do sunshine to the bocce ball courts and martinez. full hour of love for this gorgeous east space city. we talked about where to eat. we talked about new things to learn about this town, and now we're going to talk about a true labor of love. we live in the bay area, right? and so it makes sense that some lucky people own boats heard claudine wong, a boat described as i think it's hole in the water into which you throw money right out of boat owners feel that way, but spotlighting and incredible project about that took a lot of money. but more than that a lot of heart and love that's right. i was going to say that you know it through some money through some love into it. you talk about what people can do when they're passionate about something when they volunteer or something, you know, behind us. we got the cobra experiences run by volunteers, people who kind of just stepped up to make sure that this would happen for the city of martinez. i'm going to put on instead of the helmet right now, though, this hat the joltin joe joe dimaggio hat because the story of the joe dimaggio boat is remarkable.
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that is a project that was started off of love and passion and this desire to keep the dimaggio legacy alive. joltin joe dimaggio. it's a beautiful sight from the wood to the chrome, the fully restored boat known as dalton joe shines in the sun. it reminds us not only of the great joe dimaggio but also of what the dimaggio family means to martinez. they're still here. they're still here still here, so it's not a passing connection. it is a enduring connection. enduring yeah, everyone knows the dimaggio family because of you know his history and you always claimed to be from martinez. you never lost that roots. dimaggio was boarded martinez back in 1914, and while he moved to san francisco just a few years later, he came back often to
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visit his family. his career in major league baseball would make him a household name and just two years before he retired. fans gave him this. 22 ft. chris craft pleasure boat it was purchased by yankee fans donated given to joe in 1949 for all of his efforts and achieve achievements, really is a special piece of memorabilia, which directly attaches to martinez because of his birthplace, modular left it with his family. his family used it for a while, and then they donated to the city. the city restored it and put it on display at the marina. that's that's it. maybe that wasn't the best place to leave it. you know, it should have a cover over it. sat in the sun for years and years. family gave it to the city in 1991. the next two decades would leave that boat in rough shape. rainwater was collected at the bottom rotted out, and then they drilled holes in it. it was it was bad, john webb says when he read an article about the vote
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in 2008. he was determined to save it. the sons of italy came right to the forefront, john went and his people and then they found the carpenters union . the carpenter's volunteered. it was strictly when they when they called labor of love, love . it was the sons of italy diablo valley lodge number 21 67 , the carpenters union 1 52 all joined the effort, volunteering their time and community members started fundraising, so local 1 52 carpenters. were approached and we're all on board to restore it. for five years they met every saturday and along with don curtis, who is the master restorer, they completely disassembled and reassembled about all out of the original materials. the boat was built from everyone wanted to help. because they heard about joe dimaggio. and they said, well,
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we build buildings. be sure we can work on a boat. you know. so this guy down, curtis showed everybody how to do do it. how to do the work. restoration began in 2010, and for five years every weekend, they got to work, bringing back this boat in painstaking detail. took it all apart is over 5000 screws it was built. to the same specs that chris craft built in 1941. i knew how chris craft built it all the screws all face the same way and never in a perfect line . finishing this boat for them was about honoring a legacy. well, i'm a baseball fan, but definitely a yankee fan, and definitely joe dimaggio. and it's about what dimaggio has always meant to this town. the player but also the man who cared enough to show up to a little league picnic. one of our other players. his grandfather was chose cousin. so he convinced joe to come, and that picture is kind of iconic and martinez you hear a lot of
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stories about well, he was just born here, but he was more than that. he was here. for his granddaughters. he was here. he had a lot of conversations with folks in town. perfectly restored boat is about all of those who dreamed or still dream of following in the footsteps of one of baseball's greatest players and a martinez, hometown hero. died the market 44 july the first you dream continues. the group isn't done yet. they have that boat it's preserved. it's kept in safe. storage. what they want to do is open a museum . they want to do a walking tour . they want to have a mural. and if you imagine they're looking for as much help as they can get to do that, because it's a long process. they think they might have a site to put that boat somewhere soon, and so we're going to keep a close eye on that progress as well. but really a remarkable labor of love as they call it, because it it truly was when you talk about preserving history. so important
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and so many people passionate about that. i mean, i think that's why we're also at the cobra bank experience here. we're going to talk to them and just a little bit, but keeping this place going. is really an incredible feat and an incredible thing. i want to show you this really quickly before we let you go. though, this car they give away a car every year. 25 bucks. what do you guys think? it's a classic? probably cost you a couple 100,000. if you wanted to just write a check gasia andre for it, but 25 bucks seems like a better deal. yeah 25, bucks said, seems like a really good deal. meanwhile she's got the fast cars and the cool boats. you know she's got it all covered this morning. thank you so much, claudine. alright you know, over jack london square not far from channel two. we've got plank right? the ball is played, but this is the real deal behind us . humongous massive. i mean, the activity out here is crazy. martinez basketball boccia federation has 24 100 members. 15 quarts, the largest bochy
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club in the u. s so for more on this, we go back over the frank mallicoat with much more did not know all this was happening here in martinez. another thing that we're learning dragged yeah, it is kind of the social epicenter of martinez and full disclosure . andre gasia. i've actually played in the league for the last 11 years shout out to the bocce nova's, by the way, and it is complete blast so much fun. it all started back in 1974 chamber of commerce set up a couple of quarts on the wharf and i got so popular now. so many years later, it's one of the biggest federations in the country. six nights a week. thousands flocked to martinez ice chests in hand or dragging behind. after all, it's game night and time to play by g. welcome to the martinez bochy federation 230 19 since some 2400 players strong there 15
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marina courts are packed from april to september and what has become the biggest bochy league in the country? i think if you ask the average person that you would people would say. new york, chicago los angeles. about our humble town of 40,000, roughly 40,000 people is the nation's bochy capital. fauci originated in italy thousands of years ago. the goal is to get your ball as close to the white pelino as possible curling without the ice and bruise. the game is a blast, but it is so much more than that. i enjoy it's low impact. it's just basically an italian drinking games, so works for me. the bottom line is, if you're not having fun, then you know, then there's no point in playing the game, right? that's the number one goal for us at the federation of her everyone out here is to have fun. tonight. it's all about family and friends. a time to put down your tech toys and enjoy conversation and a little wine and food. it's
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like tailgating. but you're in the game, too, and some of the spreads are out of this world. can you say charcuterie? we just have a good time and if you win, and you make it to the playoffs even better, even better. but if you drink wine and eat good food, we might play better. but she is for everybody, no matter the age 90 year old jim porter of martinez help start the lake 48 years ago, and this super senior is still rolling away. why do you come out and play? oh it's fun, and it gives you the exercise and keeps you going. boy does it ever but i'm sorry, jim. you are a younger compared to these two bochy players. i have polling cardoza. she is 100 and one and the king of bochy here someday, sherry is 102. what year were you born 1919 1919 and you're from the old country, right? that's right. alright. tell us why bochy is so
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much fun. why is it so much fun? because it is a is a game to play. anybody can play. even the handicapped people can play as long as they can go there. and uh, it didn't take much brain to play watching c. that's why they tell us so good. and it doesn't matter if you're 100 years old either. no, no, no, no, that i can guarantee these two got game. i've been watching them all morning lock. thank you very much, and good health and more bochy, right? all right. alright. bochy is life guys will send it back to you. i love it. it's a secret to long life i wanted and i want to surf like bocce ball right now because they look fantastic. the keys doing something that you love something that's fun. oh yeah. you're lucky enough to make some money at it. you can do it that way to whoever knew you could make a living out of being a professional kite fliers. yes
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this is not something they taught us in college. but guess what? there is a kite in it of martinez, and we're going to talk with him next. also we've been focusing on all the good things to come from martinez, and we can't overlook the martini. we have somebody mixing up delicious drink. we're just vintage. of course, before we leave, you have to give this baby a taste. so stay with us. our spotlight on martinez is far from over. we'll be right back. flex alert! flex alert! a power outage is looming. that's just alert, he's always getting worked up about something. flex alerts notify us of preventable power outages. that way we always know when to help stop one. okay, flex, just drop some knowledge on me again. oh okay, i will. i'll turn our thermostat to 78. i'll unplug the blender. the hair dryer. - my blankie? - yep! - let's taco 'bout it! - nope. ohh, we can save the laundry 'til the morning.
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ask your rheumatologist about rinvoq relief. rinvoq. make it your mission. learn how abbvie could help you save on rinvoq. and now please welcome ana montoya. ♪ hello there, fellow students... zipped we are live in martinez along with gasia here, and we are excited, and it's a packed house. lots of people from the community coming out here to watch the show playing bocce ball right here behind us. it is impact crowd. we're glad to see everyone learned so much about
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the city. all right, one of the big things here in martinez is the john muir historical site. the john muir houses what is commonly known, and andrew marker with the national park service is here now with more on the house and this historic site. thank you so much for joining us this morning. well thank you for inviting me talked a little bit about the john muir. the house. i mean, it's a massive 17 room. victorian house . what makes it so special, so important. it's been restored to its original condition. when john muir lived there. he lived there for the last 24 years of his life from 18 90 to 1914 when he passed, um he wrote most of his books. he wrote a total of 12 books and over 300 magazine and newspaper articles and those books and magazine articles. we're asking americans to protect wild places he wanted to protect the environment from commercial purposes. he didn't see trees as just board feet. they could be used by everybody and to get out of the crowded
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cities. the industrial revolution the smog and enjoy the outdoors, and he's now considered the father of the national park service was revolutionary when he was proposing even way back then i know now there's sort of a modern movement, you know, get out and nature. john muir, in particular, wanted people to see and feel and smell and touch and taste nature. what do you think that direct connection can do to a person's outlook? he felt very spiritually connected. when he was in the outdoors. you he connected to himself, and he contacted connected to his idea of who god was, um, and so it was a spiritual event for him, and a lot of people get that same spiritual connection today by going out and not relying on modern conveniences real quick. my little brother actually hiked the john muir trail. and he came back and changed, young man appreciation mean, he already had it, but it was, you know, increased tenfold. i mean, it worked. it worked. finally andrew, tell us folks can go and
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check out the john muir house. tell us how that works. and you're seeing a lot of people just come in visitors or a lot of school kids. what do you got? well we're open every day of the year except thanksgiving, christmas and new year's. the park is free. it's open from 10 am to five pm every day. we have a lot of school groups 3rd, 4th and 5th graders coming from school tours, but anybody can just come into the house. visit the house. it's a 10,000 square foot victorian mansion. it's been beautifully restored, and we tell the story of john muir. how he, uh, and eventually created through his writing five national parks by himself and probably created the national park service. indirectly such a great contribution not just to martinez but to all of california. hopefully the country has eyes on what's happening here in martinez. i hope so. andrew marker from the john nearest office society. thank you so much for joining us. thank you very much fun. things we can do here we have aside from the bocce ball courts by the way in the john muir national historic site. some of the other top family fun things
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that you suggested is briana's regional park, hidden lakes park . you see them right there on your screen. martinez, marina martinez, sturgeon baseball and nancy boyd park. there you have it, just a few of the awesome things that you can do here in this great city. do you like playing like, have you done it? yes i love it. yeah let us talk to sal. because you're talking with a guy south. his name is titles. actually, the kite man of martinez. he is the man of martinez. it's tony jet land, tony. thank you for joining us. good morning. sell you know, these kites have been all around the world. you are professional kite flyer. tell me why you like this area to fly kites. martinez has got some of the best wins when you get the winds coming from the north by northwest right off the delta, the nice and smooth and consistent, not troubling rolling around. you have a lot of people come out here. ah and to watch you do it on friday nights, right? i usually do. a saturday night led kite fly at night whether you have lights inside of them, and they light up and sometimes mostly during the weekends to
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that's when i'm not working tony jet land. martinez is very own kite fire mornings on to zip trip is not over. we have a lot of the kites flying here at city of refuge, we house up to 26 families. we reduce homelessness, address mental health, provide spaces for addiction to be broken, create spaces of healing and restoration.
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the name of the song is are you teasing me? this is the real deal that diablo rhythm wranglers have been bringing it all our western swing, vintage country and bluegrass we've heard from the sounds of patsy cline, johnny cash, willie nelson, merle haggard and more. this band is from martinez. but boy, they play all over the bay and beyond bringing it this morning. it's right in with what we're doing here today. i don't know if you you garcia. no, you're not into cars, you know, cars like 13 years old. it runs along with all the interesting things i've learned today. i've been watching gasia. excuse me. claudine at the shelby museum, and i don't know if you've ever
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driven a shelby mustang. i mean , it is a fast car. it gets your body going, and it's incredible to see the classics, right? they're just awesome to know that we have one in our own backyard is fantastic. claudine wang is that at the shelby museum with a lot more, claudine. andre this is such a special collection. you talk about being right here. martinez this is the biggest collection of its kind in the country in the world. we just figured out we can't find another place that has a collection like this. so if you like cobras, if you like mustangs, the cobra experience in martinez is where you actually need to be. i got emily lambert here who is the managing director? i mean, this isn't a really incredible collection that drew started collecting drew, who doesn't little camera shy for us. there he is. over there. see, we're gonna make him on anyway started collect. in 19 7. his re car. yesterday and when you talk about this collection for car lovers, what are we looking at? you're looking at history. i mean, ultimately, this was a really
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small period of time in the sixties that did wonders for american racing history. and when you talk about what it took to bring it here, i mean, some of these are druze. some of these are donated or loaned. i should say on loan and they're like we want those back, you know, and what it took to get these cars to what they look like now and to bring them all here together. correct so many of them have been restored. um many of them. there's several here that are actually not restored, which makes them even more fun to me and collecting him from across the country. i mean, we get them from all over the place and all in all, there's 1000 11 cobra's so that's 1000 11 people in theory, and we're all a small knit group and i got to sit in the vehicle over as we're moving away. that was in ford versus ferrari. that is over there. that's pretty remarkable. i mean, because ford versus ferrari people know the movie you show it here in the theater that you have, which is pretty amazing. but it really gives people a glimpse right? a glimpse into the into the history very much saw the movie.
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it was definitely a positive for the subject for sure. when you talk about running this, though , people see this and they're like, oh, my gosh, i haven't been there. when can i go? i love the story of volunteers that we talked about the passion it takes to keep this going. this is not an easy, easy thing correct. so there's obviously a group of us that come in and make it work, so we are open the third sunday of the month. i know it's only one day. i'm sorry. i know, uh, we're working on maybe expanding that to a couple of days a month, so otherwise we do special events. we've got movie nights we do drives. we do car shows, cars and coffee. you have a lot of it. and do you find that people come here are the car aficionados who know everything about it or the people who are just trying to learn and a little bit of both. absolutely a little bit of both. we have plenty of people who know what they're talking about, or think they know what they're talking about. and then we've got the people who have no idea mhm, which is what it's about. it's about all of it. you know, i love this car in front of us. we
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ended up here because you know the serious part of the pandemic. it was hard for everyone you guys survived on by in part giving away cars like these. we actually lucked out. we had just started sweepstakes program, and that's ultimately what kept us going throughout the pandemic. we gave away a cobra that year. this year we're giving away in 1966 gt 3 50 h so hertz car, black and gold. um you can go to win a gt 500 h .org and get your tickets and if you put in the promo code ktvu you get 20% more 20% more more, emily. thank you. so much for the tour. really a cool place to hang out and really a cool place to visit when you talk about keeping things going, and the special parts of martinez this is one of those really special places that you're going to want to come and visit garcia, andre. awesome claudine wang. so beautiful. so gorgeous look, so as we are nearing the end of our spotlight on routine is you can't talk about martinez for an hour and not sample one of the great wears. it is beautiful city. welcome casey slatter.
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you're mixing a beautiful drink name for this gorgeous town. tell me what makes your martini special. it's actually called the martinez. um and it was invented back in the late 18 hundreds in a saloon here in martinez when somebody came in and said, i want something special. and the special of the day was he called it the martinez and it features old tom gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters, and it said that this is the precursor to the martinis. so as people kind of drink more, martinez got harder and harder to say, and martini so i can see that would happen. talking years . bartenders you know how bartenders work. we're always making riffs on things martinez could have easily become. um, a martini when somebody said, oh, let's throw driver moves or yeah , we have two willing and able volunteers there. sal joins us down here. andre, would you like to do the honors as well? i'm gonna i'm gonna twist your arm. you guys do that guys choice zip
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trip season of the summer. absolutely joining us. can i just grab an olive is that less probably bad form, right, cherry ? i'm sorry. okay. i'll try that too. so i know you're taking part in the great martini shake off, i think um, and that's coming up soon, right? yeah little bit about what you're going to be doing and what the shake off entails. martinez shake off. i believe that it happens every every year. a lot of bars, locals get together. make martinis and you know, so we'll be there with our own version of a martini martini martinez chamber of commerce is hosting the annual martini shake off next month. it's taking place at the plaza on saturday, september 17th from 6 30 to 10. o'clock at night. local mixologist will compete for the best martini in the martinez area, and you can find tickets. another information on ktvu .com under the web links section, you put that script down and you enjoy your martina t you to look coming back next summer. we're
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