Our Town

‘Pets for Vets’ services now available at the VA

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Animals weren’t the only beneficiaries from a recent visit of the Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF) mobile clinic to the Martinez VA – their owners also received a lift of spirit. Among former service personnel who took advantage of ARF’s hospitality was Army …

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Who’s that enjoying the George Miller Trail?

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Why, it’s George Miller of course! He loves the eponymously named trail. He loves the out-of-doors and loves Martinez. He seems to love retirement, though he’s keeping busy consulting. George is our Congressman Emeritus, having served in the U.S. Congress for 40 years. …

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A Cobra experience …

The Cobra Day Car Show June 4, 2016, near the Cobra Experience museum on Arnold Drive in Martinez. The museum, which highlights the history of Ford and Shelby American cars from the 1960s, will open for its next public event on Sunday, June 19, for a special Father’s Day luncheon. …

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Boże Ciało …

The annual Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało) Procession from the Polish Our Lady Mother of Immigrants Chapel to St. Catherine of Siena Church in downtown Martinez, Sunday, May 29, 2016. The procession is a Catholic feast celebrated as a public holiday in Poland, and is the day when the Catholic Church …

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‘Students of Excellence’ awards ceremony honors 41 area youths

On Thursday, May 12, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) honored 41 high school students, representing 27 schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, with the Student of Excellence Award for their outstanding achievement in their CTE/ROP (Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program) classes. The celebrated students were each …

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Sunrise Ridge gives back …

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

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 …

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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School district to say farewell to retiring Superintendent Rami Muth

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Superintendent Rami Muth will retire at the end of June, after 10 years with the District. Muth leaves behind a legacy as one who strongly advocated for 21st century learning, and brought many advances to the schools she tended to with dedication. The …

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