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Incredible survivor celebrates 100th birthday at local VA

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After months of heavy fighting and capture by the Japanese army, Ramon Regalado escaped the 1942 Bataan Death March, survived malaria, fought to the end of World War II, and lived to celebrate his 100th birthday at the Martinez Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic last week. “It’s incredible …

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Dog park to be ready in six weeks, City says

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Six weeks is the timetable for the opening of a long-sought after dog park in Martinez – albeit a temporary home – after the Martinez City Council’s recent unanimous approval to locate the facility near the John Muir Amphitheater. The temporary facility …

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John Muir Land Trust – a Contra Costa gem

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune The John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) protects the environment and saves land in Contra Costa County. JMLT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is protecting the places that make Contra Costa special. The Trust focuses most of it’s attention on the part …

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Part 2: Happy 100th birthday to Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 2 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Architecture is the one art form the public cannot escape. Frank Lloyd Wright stated: “Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is …

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Rotary Report: Martinez in a ‘sweet spot’

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. Martinez is in a sweet spot. So says …

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John Muir National Historic Site to celebrate birthday, Earth Day

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 179th birthday and Earth Day, during the annual Birthday-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The …

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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I …

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A time travel field trip at Las Juntas

Imagine a room of students dressed in American revolutionary period clothing seated around three sides of the room and a talented professional entertainer backed by an array of circa 1700s flags on the fourth side. With the flags are muskets, chests and assorted objects used to make history come alive …

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Martinez Gallery to host 10th Anniversary Show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The public is invited to the opening of Martinez Gallery’s “Our 10th Anniversary Show” with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Stop in and meet the artists, see the new work and enjoy light refreshments. The gallery is located at 610 Court St., Suite 101 …

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