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Ecopoetry Festival to draw Poet Laureate

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Muir Poetry Project will present the third annual Ecopoetry Festival in Martinez May 21. The festival is a joint effort of Alhambra High School’s Creative Writing Program and the John Muir National Historic Site. Celebrated poets Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, and Matthew Zapruder will read from ...

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‘Future Chef’ winner …

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Lucy Fassl-Lemons (pictured) was the winner of the Sodexo Culinary Competition Cook-Off held at John Muir Elementary School in Martinez Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The competition allowed students to submit healthy breakfast recipes and later create them for a panel of judges. Each young finalist received a plaque, recipe book, ...

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History Center leads student tour

Students receive assignments from Priscilla Couden, executive director of the Contra Costa County Historical Society, during a visit to the History Center Thursday, March 17, 2016. (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Courtesy)

By THERESA BERGER MARTINEZ, Calif. – Students from Deer Valley High School in Antioch received a crash course in archiving and local history last Thursday as they toured the Contra Costa County History Center and Alhambra Cemetery for a school project on researching and writing inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ ...

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