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Decades Reunion to bring together Alhambra alumni

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Calling all Alhambra graduates to the fifth triennial “Decades Reunion.” The popular event is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, 2015. Coordinator Mary Breshears Perez and her committee are expecting over 1,000 Alhambra alumni and their spouses to flock to Martinez to renew old friendships and celebrate their memories. ...

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Art in the Park set for Aug. 16

By RYAN CALHOON MARTINEZ, Calif. – The historic Art in the Park is coming back to our hometown of Martinez on Aug. 16. The event will be held in Susana Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All the art is handcrafted by local artists, and according to longtime Art ...

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Martinez’s first movie theater undergoes reconstruction

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The building that once housed Martinez’s first movie theater is now under construction and will be reborn this fall as retail and residential space. The Martinez Tribune recently caught up with the new owner of 714-718 Main Street, Brandon Varise, who told us of his plans for ...

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Joltin’ Joe project more than just a boat restoration

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A once-in-a-lifetime project years in the making is now complete and helping to keep memories of Martinez’s favorite native son, Joe DiMaggio, alive and well. A 22 foot Chris Craft pleasure boat called the “Joltin’ Joe,” was gifted to the New York Yankees baseball great during a ...

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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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