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Veterans, civilians gather to honor service men, women

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Veterans Celebrations in Martinez, organized by Martinez Veterans Commission started at Alhambra Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day. This year, Pastor Terry Reilly led the prayer after bagpiper Scott Parker initiated the celebrations. Flag raising was performed by …

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Theatre seeks scripts for showcase

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Onstage Theatre is soliciting scripts of short one-act plays to be performed in a festival at the Martinez Campbell Theater in June 2017. Plays may be submitted to Helen Means from now through the end of January.  Scripts should be original works which run 25 minutes or less. …

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Rotary Report – Meals on Wheels lesson one: don’t fall!

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Meals on Wheels delivers healthy meals to seniors throughout Contra Costa County. The program has over 1,000 volunteers. Nancy Raniere is a Program Specialist and Susannah Meyer is a Volunteer Specialist with Contra Costa County’s “Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.” They …

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Rotary Report: Foster parenting in Contra Costa County

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Contra Costa County has way too many abused or neglected kids. Fortunately, our County has a strong program to help them. Children and Family Services protects about 2,200 kids each year. These kids are placed with foster kid families. Lots of folks in …

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Historical Society to host annual luncheon

The Contra Costa County Historical Society’s Annual Luncheon and Meeting this year will be held at the historic Diablo Country Club in Diablo, California.  The Country Club was established in May 1914 on land purchased by local developer Robert Noble Burgess, who founded the Club at the foot of Mt. …

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Nov. 11, 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. Good luck!(“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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Veterans Day facts & local ceremonies

Local ceremonies In Martinez, Veterans Day ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at Alhambra Cemetery on Carquinez Scenic Drive. There will be a benediction, followed by a placing of a wreath and Posting of Colors by the Sea Cadets. Ceremonies will continue at 11 a.m., this time at Plaza Ignacio …

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Narrative concert at Alhambra High to celebrate Muir

“We hear only woodpeckers and squirrels and the rush of turbulent streams. But imagination gives us the sweet music of tiniest insect wings, enables us to hear, all round the world, the vibration of every needle, the waving of every bole and branch, the sound of stars in circulation like …

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