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Library program filling minds & stomachs

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Library’s Lunch at the Library program continues next week with Mayor Rob Schroder and Police Chief Manjit Sappal scheduled to serve as special guest readers. The local lunch program is designed to combat hunger and fill the summer nutrition gap …

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Universal Fastpitch wins championship

By TONI KELLY Special to the Tribune Universal Fastpitch 03 Nilson, sponsored by Universal Sports Academy in Martinez, took the championship win at the ASA Memorial Day Classic in Roseville on May 30. What a weekend these girls had. They played nine games total with great defensive playing, nine home …

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‘Pets for Vets’ services now available at the VA

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Animals weren’t the only beneficiaries from a recent visit of the Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF) mobile clinic to the Martinez VA – their owners also received a lift of spirit. Among former service personnel who took advantage of ARF’s hospitality was Army …

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VA opens new mental health building in Martinez

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An enlarged home for serving the mental health needs of veterans who travel to the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Martinez will mean more timely responses and greater access to programming. A ribbon cutting ceremony this past week officially opened the new …

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Two Martinez City Council seats up for grabs this November

With incumbent Martinez City Council member AnaMarie Avila Farias now in a run-off for the 5th District Supervisor’s seat on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, it appears that leaves not one but two seats up for grabs on the Martinez City Council for the November General Election. The …

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Lady Dogs take NCS Division II title

By CLAIRE PULKOWNIK Martinez Tribune The Lady Dogs are champions once again. Alhambra sealed the three-peat on Saturday, June 4, with the perfect blend of great pitching, three home runs and that bulldog mentality. Top seeded Alhambra beat the number two seeded Newark Memorial in a seven inning battle of …

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Jack be nimble …

Capt’n Jack SpareRibs invaded the Martinez Library with magic and mayhem Monday, June 6, 2016, as part of the popular “Pirate Invasion” program. Here, he’s balancing a sword upon his fingertips. The Library has many free activities for children and adults. For more information, call (925) 646-9900 or visit http://ccclib.org. …

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Who’s that enjoying the George Miller Trail?

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Why, it’s George Miller of course! He loves the eponymously named trail. He loves the out-of-doors and loves Martinez. He seems to love retirement, though he’s keeping busy consulting. George is our Congressman Emeritus, having served in the U.S. Congress for 40 years. …

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Glover in run-off with Avila Farias

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune Disappointed yes, but at the same time not surprised was Federal Glover’s perspective as he now looks toward November when he will be in a run-off for his 5th District seat on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors against AnaMarie Avila Farias. With such …

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A Cobra experience …

The Cobra Day Car Show June 4, 2016, near the Cobra Experience museum on Arnold Drive in Martinez. The museum, which highlights the history of Ford and Shelby American cars from the 1960s, will open for its next public event on Sunday, June 19, for a special Father’s Day luncheon. …

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