Tag: John Sparacino

No vote on renaming park for Sparacino

| August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– The Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission, noting the city has no procedure for naming landmarks, did not vote Tuesday night whether to rename Alhambra Park after the late mayor John Sparacino. The City Council asked city staff July 23 to start the process of changing the name of the park, […]

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Alhambra Park may be renamed for John Sparacino

| August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Acting on a Martinez City Council directive to city staff, the Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) may decide Tuesday that Alhambra Park should be renamed to honor the late Mayor John Sparacino. The Council told its staff July 23 to start the process of renaming the park, at the corner […]

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Our Town: Reminiscences: One by John Sparacino in 1994, One of John Sparacino in 2018

Our Town: Reminiscences: One by John Sparacino in 1994, One of John Sparacino in 2018

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Editor’s Note: Recently digging through Martinez Historical Society archives of newsletter articles, I found a 1994 column by then Society president John Sparacino, former Mayor of Martinez and one of the handful of local folks most responsible for the founding and success of the Society and its Museum. In […]

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John Sparacino, city’s first elected mayor, dies at 92

John Sparacino, city’s first elected mayor, dies at 92

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – John Sparacino, Martinez’s first elected mayor and a man described as a gentleman and “Mr. Martinez,” died Tuesday at home at 92. Sparacino was chosen the city’s mayor in 1973, then again in 1976 and 1978, when the post was a two-year-term position. “He deserves a public tribute. Everything he did was […]

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John Sparacino

John Sparacino

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Sparacino July 25, 1925 – April 3, 2018 Resident of Martinez, Calif. John Sparacino passed away peacefully at his home on April 3, 2018. John lived his entire life in Martinez. He was an outstanding member of this community and was admired and respected by all he came into contact with. John served in […]

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