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Town Hall …

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson at a Town Hall in Martinez Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Town Hall focused on Social Security. Each month, more than 130,000 men and women in the Fifth Congressional District receive nearly $170 million in benefits, helping them put food on the table and provide for …

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Citizens of the Year …

Snapshots from the Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony, held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Martinez Masonic Lodge. Honorees included Mike Beck, Man of the Year; Candice Gliatto, Woman of the Year; Jason Frost, Young Man of the Year; Shelby Bolton, Young Woman of the Year; Michele Roche, Educator …

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April 14, 2017: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Please note: due to the large volume of guesses, the Tribune does not …

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Park It: Botanic garden plant sale happening April 15

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune What with all the winter rains, this is the season for wildflowers. And appropriately enough, it’s also time for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden’s annual native plant sale, proceeds of which support Botanic Garden programs. The garden is located at the intersection of …

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Rotary Report: Martinez in a ‘sweet spot’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. Martinez is in a sweet spot. So says …

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John Muir National Historic Site to celebrate birthday, Earth Day

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 179th birthday and Earth Day, during the annual Birthday-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The …

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Readying for fire emergencies …

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters testing hoses and other equipment in the parking area at the Martinez Marina Sunday, April 9, 2017. (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA/ Martinez Tribune)

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Search continues for missing man

MARTINEZ, Calif. – About 30 volunteers walked throughout Martinez and Benicia last Friday, handing out flyers in hopes of obtaining information on Kevin Redrico, 23, missing since April 6, 2017. Redrico, a resident of Vallejo and a student at San Jose State University studying music education, was last seen on …

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Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m. Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 …

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Community Appreciation Day …

Shell Martinez Refinery General Manager Tom Rizzo (third from left), and External Relations Manager Ann Notarangelo (fourth from left), assist other Shell employees in distributing complimentary hot dogs and other refreshments to customers of the Alhambra Avenue Shell Station on April 5, 2017. The Community Appreciation Day event was sponsored …

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