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Rotary Report: Cold War memories

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. Gene Ross loved planes as a child. He …

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German artist to showcase work at local gallery, Main Street Arts

MARTINEZ, Calif. – California-based German artist Tina Pressler will be showcasing her work at the new Main Street Arts gallery beginning next week. Pressler has collaborated with numerous artists in Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the U.S., with some of her prints coming available at the popular home decor store, Pottery …

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Martinez animal shelter receives 33 dogs Jan. 3

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Overcrowding at Contra Costa County Animal Services is always a problem, but the issue was made significantly worse Tuesday, Jan. 3, when 33 dogs came into the Martinez shelter. A post on Smart Paws Pet Resources’ Facebook page showed nine dogs crowded into one kennel at the …

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In Motion dancers wow audiences with ‘Cats’ show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) took to the stage once again to awe and inspire audiences with a professional quality production – this time for a great cause. The local dance studio donated proceeds from their latest musical to HerSmile, a Martinez-based organization that strives to better …

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Sons of Italy to host annual Polenta Dinner

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge #2167 will be holding a Polenta Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The event will be held at the Martinez Veteran’s Hall, 930 Ward St., in downtown Martinez. Please join the Sons for a lovely dinner prepared by Catering by …

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Martinez Arts Association awards $2,000 to local schools

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Arts Association (MAA) recently awarded approximately $2,000 in grants to 12 local teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms. Teachers requested funds to support projects such as murals, tiles, and even butcher paper for “mummification” of students. Students will get supplies for Digital Arts, …

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Diablo Flotilla makes annual ‘Change of Watch’

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The annual “Change of Watch” for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Diablo Flotilla” took place at the Martinez Yacht Club last Sunday. The “Diablo Flotilla” have had their monthly meetings at the Martinez Yacht Club this year, courtesy of the …

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University students from Martinez make Dean’s Lists

MARTINEZ, Calif. – With a graduation rate of over 97 percent, it’s no surprise when Martinez’s blue and gold go on to successful college careers. The following students from Martinez have been named to the Dean’s List at their respective universities: • Jessica Entwistle at Eastern New Mexico University. Entwistle …

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Season of giving …

Alhambra athletes recently delivered over 100 toys to the Martinez Police Department, for children in need this holiday season. The toys were collected by the Alhambra Sports Boosters and Midnighters Car Club at last month’s Toys for Tots car show. Pictured from left are: Bri Perez, Jeremy Abraham, Wyatt Hammer, …

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Dec. 16, 2016: Where in Martinez? …

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the “elk” in front of …

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