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Vaudevilles: Open Call for local talent

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Singers, songwriters, storytellers, soothsayers, poets, magicians, ventriloquists, comedians, jugglers, mind-readers, plate-spinners, impersonators, hypnotists, parent-and-child acts, stage-trained animals, Eastern Middle dancers, Lindy Hoppers, piano players, jive cats, chamber musicians, bluegrass and acoustic groups, dancers of tap-jazz-or-soft shoe … Martinez Campbell Theater has made an …

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Haunted Windchimes to bring Rocky Mountain high harmonics

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune “Haunted Windchimes” is one bent handle for the fantastic Colorado string quintet that returns to Armando’s for another live afternoon show a week from Sunday. Their name may imply breezy new-age chamber music, but the band won’t play that stuff in Martinez. They …

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Fire destroys parking garage

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fire destroyed a parking garage Monday night, but was halted before it reached nearby apartments, according to the Contra Costa County Fire District. Dispatchers were notified of the fire in the 200 block of Oak Manor Plaza about 8:17 p.m. Monday, …

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Public invited to Campfire Night at John Muir Historic Site

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents, visitors and youngsters will get a chance to spend some time under the stars, roasting marshmallows and singing songs during a free campfire night Saturday at the John Muir National Historic Site. This has been an annual event at the …

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Upcoming live shows in downtown Martinez

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Campbell Theater 636 Ward Street information: 925 350-9770 tickets: 925 518-3277 https://www.facebook.com/MartinezCampbellTheater Friday through Saturday, Sept. 4-5 8 p.m. – Let Me Hear You Smile – hilarious time-warp pseudo-farce Sunday, Sept. 6 – matinee 2:30 p.m. – Let Me Hear You Smile – hilarious time-warp pseudo-farce Saturday, Sept. …

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Gordon aims for big win at Darlington

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Some brightly-colored, retro-painted Sprint Cup cars will have earned their “Darlington stripes” Sunday as the NASCAR series draws closer to the season end. And one driver who is hoping to get a checkered flag Sunday is Jeff Gordon. Gordon, the Vallejo native who is …

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Mayor’s Message: City prepares Q&A to separate fact from fiction

By MARTINEZ MAYOR ROB SCHRODER The single biggest complaint I receive from residents is the poor condition of the streets and roads in Martinez. In fact, I would guess that every mayor in every city in the state would rank the crumbling infrastructure as the number one concern of the …

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Car fire ignites brush, destroys several acres off Franklin Canyon Road

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune A fast-moving blaze ignited when a car caught fire Sunday morning in the 2700 block of Franklin Canyon Road, destroying buildings and killing one dog and four birds that had been housed in the structures, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Captain George Laing …

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Alhambra opens season with a win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Rivalry games are always a toss up. Teams gear up for them, fans mark their calendars for them, and we all watch eagerly as two teams battle for local supremacy. For the fourth year in a row the Alhambra Bulldogs sent the College Park Falcons …

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