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Rotary Report: Vietnam memories …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune About a third of Martinez Rotarians are vets. They’ve served in all services, and in many periods. Rotary speaker Steven Burchik asked for a show of hands as he started his talk at a recent meeting of the local Rotary club. Burchik served …

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History Center leads student tour

By THERESA BERGER MARTINEZ, Calif. – Students from Deer Valley High School in Antioch received a crash course in archiving and local history last Thursday as they toured the Contra Costa County History Center and Alhambra Cemetery for a school project on researching and writing inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ …

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Chamber announces Citizens of the Year

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards Tuesday. Awardees will be honored during a special banquet at the Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23. “These remarkable people or organizations have served our community …

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Who’s on Stage: March 25-31, 2016

Friday, March 25 Happy Hour & a Half featuring The Tommy Bean Blues Band When: 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, March 25 (doors open at 4 p.m.). Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. Cost: No cover charge. Beverage discount. Info: http://armandosmartinez.com 13th Seat at the Round Table When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, …

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Who’s on Stage: March 18-24, 2016

Friday, March 18 Happy Hour & a Half featuring Paul Cotruvo & Friends When: 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, March 18 (doors open at 4 p.m.). Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. Details: Live Music with The Lost Weekend. Cost: No cover charge. Beverage discount. Info: http://armandosmartinez.com The Bell Brothers When: …

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Jeff Campbell, Andrew St. James play Armando’s

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune On March 10, I was able to watch musicians Andrew St. James and Jeff Campbell at the Minor Chords Production’s show located at Armando’s in downtown Martinez. I sat down with 20-year-old San Francisco native Andrew St. James, right before his soundcheck. He talked to …

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St. Catherine’s volunteers …

Sixth grade students from St. Catherine of Siena School (pictured) recently served a feast of delicious food to members of the community at the Knights of Columbus corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. (COURTESY / On File)

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Police Academy …

Participants in the first Martinez Police Department Citizen Academy Class who recently completed their 10-week training. The academy gives participants an inside look at the Martinez Police Department’s operations through a series of lectures and hands-on training. For more information on the academy, visit www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/police. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT)

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Rotary Report: New Kid (newspaper) on the Block!

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez has a new newspaper – the Martinez Tribune. The paper has by now been around long enough that most of us know it and read it. It’s the brainchild of three people: local businessman Nader Eghtesad, co-publisher Erin Clark, and Mike Alford …

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