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Martinez Kiwanis donates See’s Candy monies to area library programs

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Countless Martinez and area residents and their friends and families enjoyed See’s Candy during the holiday season, purchased at the two See’s Candy locations operated by Martinez Kiwanis. The proceeds from their purchases provided a gift for the dedicated library staff and students of the Martinez Unified …

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Rotary Report: Martinez Unified visits

By NANCY HOBERT Special to the Tribune Administrators from the Martinez Unified School District attended a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary Club. Their presentation was “Alhambra High School of Today and the Future.” Superintendent Rami Muth made several introductory comments and then turned the meeting over to Audrey Lee, …

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Rotary Report: A partnership that works

In Martinez, people know each other. We have strong personal networks that work. There are lots of benefits. An important one is keeping us safe. Our new police Chief Manjit Sappal considers trust and working together with the community as his most important jobs. His office door is open. Martinez …

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Rotary Report: White elephants …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez Rotary held its annual “White Elephant” exchange earlier in December. We wondered where the term came from. We bet you wonder too! Turns out the term is from Thailand. Albino elephants were rare and hence valuable. If a royal figure gave you …

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Rotary Report: The good ol’ days of player pianos

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Jim and Edie Porter welcomed Rotary into their home for a Christmas celebration and a player-piano concert. Back in the “good old days,” folks didn’t have mp3s or DVDs. Among much else, they entertained themselves with mechanical instruments. Inventors were incredibly clever. In …

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Rotary fight against polio is almost won

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Martinez Rotary is proud to participate in a major Rotary international project: abolishing polio. The program is very close to succeeding. If it does, polio will be the second global scourge to be eradicated (the first being smallpox). Eradicating polio depends on establishing …

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Martinez Horsemen’s Association helps fire victims

Devastation left by Butte & Valley fires affecting four legged friends; Association needs donations to help feed, house pets By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – As of Tribune deadline Thursday, the corner is starting to be turned on the massive Butte and Valley fires blazing in Calaveras, …

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