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Sunrise Ridge gives back …

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An Ice Cream Social was held in the Sunrise Ridge Community in Martinez, for the residents and owners. The Ice Cream Social was held to enhance good will within the community and benefit the Contra Costa Food Bank. The Social Committee was made aware that during the summer months, the ...

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Rotary Report: Contra Costa’s health care system

Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal (at left), and Contra Costa County Director of Medical Services Dr. William Walker. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Dawn Westfall (not her real name) is feeling nauseous. She’s about to go to the emergency room when an idea strikes. She calls the emergency services number at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. A nurse practitioner asks about her symptoms, pulls up ...

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Bringing home the Gold …

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Fitness Innovations and Tae Kwon Do (FIT) of Martinez participated in the 2016 All California Tae Kwon Do Championships in Vallejo this past weekend. FIT’s students did an outstanding job in all categories of the competition which included Forms, Board Breaking, and Sparring. Fifteen FIT students competed and 18 Gold, ...

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Alhambra Interact wins Iron Chef

Winners of the May 1 Iron Chef cook-off on Main Street. Pictured from left are Alhambra students and AHS Interact Club members Becca Jochum, Julia Brown and Daria Dragicevic. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune The Martinez Interact Club has been going on for a long while. It has never been stronger! About 30 members meet regularly under the aegis of Rotarian Bruce Christensen and Alhambra High School teacher Tom Murray. Last Sunday Interact sponsored an “Iron Chef” ...

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Celebrating mothers …

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The church choir of the First Congregational Church, 1229 Court St., Martinez, will celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday with a special worship service. All are invited to attend. Pictured from left, front row: Jennifer Champion, Laura Febus, Holly Parker and Gail Haefke, Director; middle row: Emily Scott, Marsha Davis, Juanita ...

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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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