Our Town

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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Helping Hands …

Each year for more than a dozen years, St. Catherine of Siena School students give back to the community during Catholic Schools Week on Helping Hands Day. Students in grades 5-6 spent the afternoon picking up trash at the Martinez Marina (pictured above), while grade 8 students helped organize the …

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Super Bowl Host Committee helps deliver Las Juntas field trip

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The Lindsay Wildlife Experience, formerly known as the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, hosted three classes of first graders and one class of special needs students from Las Juntas Elementary last week, free of charge for a special field trip that was made possible in part by …

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Who’s on Stage: March 4-10, 2016

Friday, March 4 Happy Hour & a Half featuring Twang Dang Doodle When: 4:30-6p.m (doors open at 4 p.m.) Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. Details: No cover charge. Beverage discount. Info: http://armandosmartinez.com Dan Deshara and Friends When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 Where: Roxx on Main, 627 Main …

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