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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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SWAN Day celebration set for March 25

MARTINEZ, Calif. – SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is an international holiday celebrating the creative power of women all over the world. The 10th annual SWAN DAY celebration in Martinez is being held on Saturday, March 25. Over 50 artists from around the Bay Area are expected to showcase …

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Sons of Italy to host annual Polenta Dinner

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge #2167 will be holding a Polenta Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The event will be held at the Martinez Veteran’s Hall, 930 Ward St., in downtown Martinez. Please join the Sons for a lovely dinner prepared by Catering by …

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Light parade, other activities a ‘frolicking good time’

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If there is a national war on Christmas, someone forgot to tell Martinez. The town’s downtown streets were alive with Yuletide spirit last Friday at the Martinez Holiday Frolic and Light Parade. Martinez Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said the event “was a …

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Las Posadas set for Saturday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service and the Spanish Choir of St. Catherine of Siena Church this Saturday for a bilingual program of music, history, and holiday traditions. The event will take place at the Martinez Adobe on the grounds of John Muir National Historic Site. Las Posadas …

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Veterans, civilians gather to honor service men, women

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Veterans Celebrations in Martinez, organized by Martinez Veterans Commission started at Alhambra Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day. This year, Pastor Terry Reilly led the prayer after bagpiper Scott Parker initiated the celebrations. Flag raising was performed by …

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Historical Society to host annual luncheon

The Contra Costa County Historical Society’s Annual Luncheon and Meeting this year will be held at the historic Diablo Country Club in Diablo, California.  The Country Club was established in May 1914 on land purchased by local developer Robert Noble Burgess, who founded the Club at the foot of Mt. …

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Martinez Museum reopens following renovations

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After a year-long period of closure, the Martinez Museum reopened with great fanfare at a well-attended gala on Sunday afternoon. Andrea Blachman, the Museum Director, and her volunteers welcomed visitors to the Museum from noon to 4 p.m. Several hundred visitors braved the weather to see the …

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Shell/MEF Run for Education raises $77,000

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The 14th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education on Oct. 2, 2016, brought in $77,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and drew more than 700 people who registered for the 5k or 10k runs. Shell Martinez Refinery GM Tom Rizzo called the Sunday morning event a …

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Tickets available for ‘A Taste of Fall 2016’

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The public is invited to join the Pleasant Hill-Martinez American Association of University Women (AAUW) at their October fundraiser, “A Taste of Fall.” Enjoy hearty appetizers, tasty desserts, local wines, a 50/50 raffle, and a Silent Auction while listening to a local high school jazz band. Mark …

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