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I live in Martinez, California. It is a relatively small town about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. I have lived here my whole life except when I went to college in Los Angeles. There really isn't much to do here. Basically everything (fun) is in the neighboring cities. I didn't even go to the high school in Martinez, I went to the one in the next town over thanks to the district lines. I do love where I live though. It may seem a bit boring but I think it is the best of both worlds. You are close to a major world city but live in the suburbs which is a great place to grow up and raise a family.
There are a few things you should know about Martinez. Most importantly we believe that this is where the martini was invented. There are a couple of stories of how it was invented: one is that a San Francisco bartender invented the drink and named it after his East Bay hometown, and the name was eventually changed to its current form. The other story says the martini was born in a bar downtown. Either way, we feel that it's ours! Feel free to wow your friends next time you are enjoying martinis with this piece of information!
Statue of John Muir in a local park.