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Deadline to retrofit just days away

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Recent visitors of the downtown will have noticed several storefronts advertising final sales and upcoming closures, most in response to a looming deadline – that of the earthquake retrofitting ordinance. A city ordinance adopted in July 2009 mandated owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in Martinez to ...

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Beaver slaps spotlight on Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and wildlife rescue organizations were out in spades last Saturday to celebrate a species that once faced extermination in Martinez. The 8th annual Beaver Festival drew more participants and visitors than ever, growing from just eight booths in 2008 to over 40 booths at ...

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There’s no excuse for these moms

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Everyone knows that being a mom is tough. Finding time to balance kids, a household and work is difficult. Often times, moms end up making their health the lowest of their priorities. Some moms are too busy to eat healthy. Other moms struggle with finding a gym ...

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Logan gives Jurassic World five out of five stars

Jurassic World is one of the top action-packed movie experiences I have been to lately. It’s part action, part disaster and part science fiction film. This movie, produced by Steven Spielberg as another installment of the Jurassic franchise, is startling in its special effects. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World ...

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In Motion Dance Center celebrates anniversary

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Hundreds of local dancers took to the stage last month to tap, glide and flip their way to lifelong memories, and for one local couple the performances marked a business milestone. David and Deena Roming of In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) are ...

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Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice

A vintage show and luncheon will be held next month to benefit the Bruns House, an inpatient hospice care home for patients who require acute symptom management. The theme of the luncheon is “Pretty in Pink” with a vintage glamour dress code. Music will be provided by Eddie Toganon. The ...

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Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen: An easy, elegant summertime dessert

By WOLFGANG PUCK, Tribune Content Agency Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen Mention summertime desserts, and the first thing people usually think of is ice cream. You’d have to travel far and wide to find anyone who doesn’t love a scoop or two of their favorite vanilla, chocolate, mint chip or cookies-and-cream, sitting ...

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Greg Schwem: ‘To my child, I bequeath the blade’

By GREG SCHWEM Tribune Media Services Humor Hotel I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start. My teenage daughter rolled down the driveway piloting a piece of machinery that I warned could cause serious injury ...

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My son’s initiation

By MARK BAZER Tribune Content Agency The Boston Red Sox have always been the only team, in any sport, that really mattered to me. My dad put a Carlton Fisk poster up on my wall before I knew who Carlton Fisk was, or what a wall was, and, well, that ...

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