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Diablo Flotilla makes annual ‘Change of Watch’

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The annual “Change of Watch” for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Diablo Flotilla” took place at the Martinez Yacht Club last Sunday. The “Diablo Flotilla” have had their monthly meetings at the Martinez Yacht Club this year, courtesy of the …

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Rotary Report – Meals on Wheels lesson one: don’t fall!

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Meals on Wheels delivers healthy meals to seniors throughout Contra Costa County. The program has over 1,000 volunteers. Nancy Raniere is a Program Specialist and Susannah Meyer is a Volunteer Specialist with Contra Costa County’s “Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.” They …

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Rotary Report: Foster parenting in Contra Costa County

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Contra Costa County has way too many abused or neglected kids. Fortunately, our County has a strong program to help them. Children and Family Services protects about 2,200 kids each year. These kids are placed with foster kid families. Lots of folks in …

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Rotary Report: Work-based learning at Martinez Unified

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Rona Zollinger and Lorena Castillo told Martinez Rotary about the exciting work they’re doing with the Martinez Unified School District finding jobs for students. In today’s competitive world this is super-important. Zollinger estimated that in 2018, only one-third of jobs will require a …

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Building for Contra Costa County’s future

The County Building at 651 Pine Street has been an eyesore for over a half century. It’s obsolete and a horrible place to work. It’s scheduled for demolition. Eric Angstadt is in charge of figuring out how to do the job, and of making recommendations to the County Supervisors as …

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Kiwanis Rummage Sale …

Bambi Barker (at left) and Migs Carter sort and prepare items for the Kiwanis Rummage Sale to be held 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, at the Kiwanis Club center, 750 Allen St. (corner of Allen and Ferry). This year’s donated items include treasures from Aisley’s …

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Rotary Report: Tech Trek Camp

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Amy Beaty and Lexis Alford attended Tech Trek camp at Sonoma State College. The two Alhambra Junior High School girls had a great time and learned lots of science. Much more important, they learned that science is fun! Tech Trek is a summer …

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Rotary Report: Lemen explains complexities of Affordable Care Act

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) is extremely complex. It’s causing massive change in the way the nation handles health care. It was enacted by Congress after huge debate and much compromise. In the long term it will make health care better. So …

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Martinez Soroptimist club elects new 2016-2017 officers

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Spirits were high as the Soroptimists recently gathered at Haute Stuff restaurant in downtown Martinez to install their new officers for the 2016-2017 year. Installed as President was Judy Moon; Vice-President Kendra McKeen; Treasurer June Rogers; Secretary Sara Lawson; and, Club Director Ann Stanley. Soroptimist International is …

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Who’s that enjoying the George Miller Trail?

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Why, it’s George Miller of course! He loves the eponymously named trail. He loves the out-of-doors and loves Martinez. He seems to love retirement, though he’s keeping busy consulting. George is our Congressman Emeritus, having served in the U.S. Congress for 40 years. …

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