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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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Miramonte High comes out on top in Contra Costa Mock Trials

By JONATHAN B. LANCE After a number of speeches made by coaches and individual awards were presented to exceptionally performing students, the 35th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial awards ceremony concluded with the naming of this year’s championship team: Miramonte High (Orinda). Miramonte beat Acalanes High Feb. …

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Rotary Report: ‘What can be done about the mentally ill?’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Elizabeth Koehler-Pentakoff is one of Martinez’s best-known writers. Her latest book has lessons for all of us. “The Missing Kennedy” is the story of Rosemary Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy. Rosemary was born in 1918, with intellectual disabilities. Despite the best …

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Don’t rain on my parade!

These Red Sox didn’t let wet socks stand in their way of walking down Main Street Saturday, March 5, 2016, for the Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Parade. While all weekend games were canceled due to inclement weather, the parade was not. Hundreds of local youngsters came out to wave …

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Martinez Kiwanis donates See’s Candy monies to area library programs

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Countless Martinez and area residents and their friends and families enjoyed See’s Candy during the holiday season, purchased at the two See’s Candy locations operated by Martinez Kiwanis. The proceeds from their purchases provided a gift for the dedicated library staff and students of the Martinez Unified …

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