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Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder and Carter Wilson, along with the Martinez Chamber of Commerce and E Clampus Vitus chapter, proclaim Sept. 6 as Julio Richelleu Day ó the day the martini was invented in Martinez. September is Martini Month, and culminates with Martiniís on the Plaza to be held Sept. 28.

Courtesy of Richard Cash

A toast to the martini

Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder and Carter Wilson, along with the Martinez Chamber of Commerce and E Clampus Vitus chapter, proclaim Sept. 6 as Julio Richelieu Day -- the day the martini was invented in Martinez. September is Martini Month, and culminates with Martinis on the Plaza on Sept. 28.