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Martinez Arts Association awards $2,000 to local schools

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Arts Association (MAA) recently awarded approximately $2,000 in grants to 12 local teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms. Teachers requested funds to support projects such as murals, tiles, and even butcher paper for “mummification” of students. Students will get supplies for Digital Arts, …

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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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University students from Martinez make Dean’s Lists

MARTINEZ, Calif. – With a graduation rate of over 97 percent, it’s no surprise when Martinez’s blue and gold go on to successful college careers. The following students from Martinez have been named to the Dean’s List at their respective universities: • Jessica Entwistle at Eastern New Mexico University. Entwistle …

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Season of giving …

Alhambra athletes recently delivered over 100 toys to the Martinez Police Department, for children in need this holiday season. The toys were collected by the Alhambra Sports Boosters and Midnighters Car Club at last month’s Toys for Tots car show. Pictured from left are: Bri Perez, Jeremy Abraham, Wyatt Hammer, …

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Dec. 16, 2016: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the “elk” in front of …

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Light parade, other activities a ‘frolicking good time’

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If there is a national war on Christmas, someone forgot to tell Martinez. The town’s downtown streets were alive with Yuletide spirit last Friday at the Martinez Holiday Frolic and Light Parade. Martinez Recreation Supervisor Patty Lorick said the event “was a …

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‘Crafty Ladies’ remember babies at Christmas

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Crafty Ladies of Martinez Masonic Lodge No. 41 “remember the babies” at their stated meetings in November and December. This annual collection of baby items supports the Newborn Infant Project at the Contra Costa Medical Center in Martinez. Merrel Antoneo, president, Laura Conyers, in-coming president and …

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Las Posadas set for Saturday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service and the Spanish Choir of St. Catherine of Siena Church this Saturday for a bilingual program of music, history, and holiday traditions. The event will take place at the Martinez Adobe on the grounds of John Muir National Historic Site. Las Posadas …

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Memorial Wall nears completion

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The “Small Town with a Big Heart” community mural project is nearing completion. The mural is located in the Main Street plaza, on the inside of the western-most wall, and was the idea of non-profit HerSmile, “in recognition of the impact love, support and community has in …

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