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Martinez Museum reopens following renovations

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After a year-long period of closure, the Martinez Museum reopened with great fanfare at a well-attended gala on Sunday afternoon. Andrea Blachman, the Museum Director, and her volunteers welcomed visitors to the Museum from noon to 4 p.m. Several hundred visitors braved the weather to see the …

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Sept. 21, 2016: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez is this artwork displayed? 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 below. Good luck! (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN GRUBKA / Martinez Tribune)

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Shell/MEF Run for Education raises $77,000

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The 14th Annual Shell/MEF 5k/10k Run for Education on Oct. 2, 2016, brought in $77,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) and drew more than 700 people who registered for the 5k or 10k runs. Shell Martinez Refinery GM Tom Rizzo called the Sunday morning event a …

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Soroptimist awards grant for Get Real Academy

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Soroptimist International of the Americas has recognized the efforts of local Soroptimist clubs and provided a $2,500 grant for a local event. “Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls” is the title given to the grant program administered by Soroptimist International of the Americas Foundation, headquartered in …

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Barrelista recognized …

Congratulations to Martinez-based Barrelista Coffee House & Cafe on being recognized by the Contra Costa Sanitary District during the 2016 Pollution Prevention Awards. The awards were held Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Hilton Concord. Barrelista, 736 Main St., Martinez, was recognized “for using compostable food trays, cutlery and cups; and …

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Martinez hospital residency named one of top 10 in US

MARTINEZ, Calif. – For the second consecutive year, the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program has been named one of the top 10 such medical training programs in the country by the physician network, Doximity. Contra Costa’s program was recognized as ninth nationally by clinical reputation out of more than …

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Nancy V. Peacock, 1946-2016

I lost my beloved Nancy Sept. 6. A resident of Martinez since 1980, she loved this town. She was an individual of wide-ranging talents, an acute intellect and a big heart, contributed much to her adopted home and received much love in return. Others might wish to enumerate all of …

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Dogs compete at Mutt Strut

MARTINEZ, Calif. – About 70 people and 40 dogs participated in the Mutt Strut last Thursday at the Martinez Amphitheater. The strut offered local dog owners a chance to show off their beloved pets, with prizes going to Best Name, Best Tail, Best Costume, Looks Most Like Owner and Best …

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Pellegrini recognized …

Martinez’s own Dan Pellegrini (center) was presented with a Certificate of Commendation by State Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson (at right), and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for his decades-long work on the Fish and Wildlife Committee, and the Contra Costa Water District. County Supervisor Federal D. Glover …

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