Our Town

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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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I …

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A time travel field trip at Las Juntas

Imagine a room of students dressed in American revolutionary period clothing seated around three sides of the room and a talented professional entertainer backed by an array of circa 1700s flags on the fourth side. With the flags are muskets, chests and assorted objects used to make history come alive …

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Martinez Gallery to host 10th Anniversary Show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The public is invited to the opening of Martinez Gallery’s “Our 10th Anniversary Show” with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Stop in and meet the artists, see the new work and enjoy light refreshments. The gallery is located at 610 Court St., Suite 101 …

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St. Baldrick’s …

Volunteers shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, held last Sunday, March 19, 2017, in downtown Martinez. Hundreds came out to support the effort, including Mayor Rob Schroder, who in keeping up with tradition dyed his hair green for a couple of …

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‘My Three Angels’ to show at Campbell Theatre

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Opening March 17 at the Campbell Theatre is Onstage’s production of “My Three Angels” – a delightful story of three convicts who come to the rescue of shop keeper Felix Ducotel. Set at Christmas time in Cayenne, French Guiana, the year 1910, the three convicts are employed as roofers to repair a family’s …

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Chamber announces Citizens of Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Awards. “These are exceptional people that have served our community in extraordinary ways,” a Chamber release stated. Recipients for the awards are: Lifetime Achievement: Gay Gerlack Gay Gerlack has been a …

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Renowned international dog trainer & veterinary wife call Martinez home

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Famous in the world of dog care and training, John and Kate O’Connor are one of Martinez’ best-kept secrets. John revealed some of his insights on dog training, based on lifelong work with canines that began in Ireland. With John’s award-winning dog training work in the Irish …

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Rotary Report: Bar Cava – a destination in downtown

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. Bar Cava is bringing a “big city” feel …

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