Our Town

Alhambra Interact wins Iron Chef

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune The Martinez Interact Club has been going on for a long while. It has never been stronger! About 30 members meet regularly under the aegis of Rotarian Bruce Christensen and Alhambra High School teacher Tom Murray. Last Sunday Interact sponsored an “Iron Chef” …

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Celebrating mothers …

The church choir of the First Congregational Church, 1229 Court St., Martinez, will celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday with a special worship service. All are invited to attend. Pictured from left, front row: Jennifer Champion, Laura Febus, Holly Parker and Gail Haefke, Director; middle row: Emily Scott, Marsha Davis, Juanita …

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Volunteer receives George and Helen Hartzog Award

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The backbone of the National Park Service and its properties like the John Muir National Historic Site, is its volunteers. The Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 23, honored Concord resident Sandra Candanosa with the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding …

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Ecopoetry Festival to draw Poet Laureate

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Muir Poetry Project will present the third annual Ecopoetry Festival in Martinez May 21. The festival is a joint effort of Alhambra High School’s Creative Writing Program and the John Muir National Historic Site. Celebrated poets Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, and Matthew Zapruder will read from …

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The Boy Friend …

Members of the stellar cast of Alhambra High School’s production of “The Boy Friend” take a bow Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in the Performing Arts Building, 150 E St., Martinez. The musical comedy, set in Paris in the 1920s, kept audiences smiling and laughing throughout. The musical runs at 7 …

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Citizens of the Year …

The Citizens of the Year awards banquet, organized by the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Shell Clubhouse in Martinez Saturday, April 23, 2016. Awardees included: Tom Zamaria, Man of the Year; Debbie Zamaria, Woman of the Year; Nick Lucido, Young Man of the Year; Michelle Aung, Young …

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Martinez was the place to be …

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune During the 1930s till the early 1960s, everyone in the county knew that downtown Martinez was the place to go for shopping and entertainment. Martinez was sort of a hub; it had the ferry, train station, Greyhound bus station and privately owned taxi …

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Regional Medical Center honors volunteers

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Clinics (CCRMC) celebrated their 48th Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition luncheon on April 13 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. Following a salad luncheon catered by Food for Thought, Volunteer Coordinator Rhonda Smith thanked all the volunteers …

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Fuller: ‘Saving key to a good future’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune John Fuller understands the importance of saving for the long-run. John has for many years run the Martinez office of the investment firm Edward Jones, Inc. He’s a member of Martinez Rotary, and subscribes to Rotary ideals (listed below). He’s easy to talk …

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