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Campbell squatters?

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Anchor tenant Onstage Repertory may be “squatting” at the Martinez Campbell Theater for its current production, “Let Me Hear You Smile,” which runs through Sunday, Sept. 6. A renegotiated sublease with City of Martinez had yet to be completed when scenery went up ...

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‘Dancin on this earth for a short while

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune “Oh very young, what will you leave us this time You’re only dancin’ on this Earth for a short while …” When Cat Stevens wrote those lines in 1974, little did we know his lyrics 40 years later could introduce so splendidly “Let ...

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Oyez, Oyez! Official town crier prepares for world competition

Martinez’s own ‘Redmond O Colonies’ heads to New Zealand for a cry By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents of Martinez may be surprised to find that our fine city has its own town crier – and a world class one at that. Redmond O’Connell of Martinez, who ...

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Stephenson injury woes may hamper late call to bigs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a promising start to his time in Triple A, a right wrist strain may have just hampered Alhambra alumnus Robert Stephenson’s chances at making his big league debut in September. Stephenson was placed on the seven-day disabled list by the Louisville Bats on Aug. ...

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Scouts to host Empowerment Workshop

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of local girls are on their way to earning one of the most prestigious awards in Girl Scouting, while at the same time helping to motivate Martinez’s next generation of young ladies. Lily Skinner, Mayra Hernandez and Isabella Marazzani, all ...

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A quick quake, the Campbell and other musings

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune THIS WEEK started with a jolt, literally. The 4.0 that struck Piedmont early Monday morning was nothing Bay Area natives would bat an eyelash at, but quakes are still a new and fascinating phenomenon to this native Arizonan. Monday’s quake was the first one I’ve ...

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Outcast Cat Help answers community’s questions

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Outcast Cat Help is out and about in Martinez and local communities a whole lot, and we meet many well-intentioned citizens who love animals and are trying to help with the free-roaming cats in their neighborhood or even their yard. We thought we’d ...

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Recalling ‘storyback’ writers & Broadway flops

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune “Oh very young, what will you leave us this time You’re only dancin’ on this Earth for a short while And though your dreams may toss and turn you now They will vanish away like your dad’s best jeans Denim blue, faded up ...

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From the Archives: Martinez Volunteer Firefighters of old …

The Martinez Volunteer Fire Department, circa the 1920s, in front of their station at the old City Hall building in Martinez. From left: Chief John Briones, Guy Smith, Chris Koch, Ed Mc Donald, Harry Fierner, S. Sellick, Les Donnelly and Frank Larkin. (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Courtesy)

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