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Renowned international dog trainer & veterinary wife call Martinez home

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Famous in the world of dog care and training, John and Kate O’Connor are one of Martinez’ best-kept secrets. John revealed some of his insights on dog training, based on lifelong work with canines that began in Ireland. With John’s award-winning dog training work in the Irish …

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Rotary Report: Bar Cava – a destination in downtown

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. Bar Cava is bringing a “big city” feel …

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Work of award-winning artist Mimi Wirth to be featured at Main Street Arts

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Main Street Arts Gallery needs a “No Touching Allowed” sign to go with award winning artist Mimi Wirth’s upcoming exhibit. The artist has mastered the “Old Masters,” makes her own paint and depicts textures so realistically, they almost become a tactile experience. “Realism to Abstraction” opens …

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SWAN Day celebration set for March 25

MARTINEZ, Calif. – SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is an international holiday celebrating the creative power of women all over the world. The 10th annual SWAN DAY celebration in Martinez is being held on Saturday, March 25. Over 50 artists from around the Bay Area are expected to showcase …

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Rotary Report: ‘Your car is a fishing pole’

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. A fishing pole with bait will sometimes catch …

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Grandma Baby Shower celebrates Infant Project

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The 19th annual Grandma Baby Shower was held this month by the Priscilla Circle ladies of the First Congregational Church, Martinez. A big collection of baby items – and some “fun” pieces – are to benefit the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC). …

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Rotary Report: Martinez Senior Center

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. The Martinez Senior Center is a magnet for …

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Rotary Report: Get your Clipper card

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune NOTE: Rotary Report is an update about featured speakers at Martinez Rotary Club meetings. Rotary meets once a week at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. For meeting times and other inquiries, visit www.martinezrotary.org. Clipper cards are credit card-size gadgets that work …

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New Martinez Rotary inductees …

City Councilmember Lara DeLaney (second from left), and Martinez Unified School District Superintendent CJ Cammack (fourth from left), are the newest members of Martinez Rotary. DeLaney was educated at UC Santa Cruz and received an advanced degree in policy from the University of Chicago. She loves tennis and skiing. Cammack …

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