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Hop Talk: Vanilla Bean Porter, ‘Morning Selfie’

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Vanilla Bean Porter, 5.9 percent Alcohol by Volume (ABV), Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, California, and Richmond, Virginia This fairly new offering from Stone is real state-of-the-art brewing. It’s exceptionally good because it’s exceptionally brewed. A dark-colored vanilla tea with a huge, bountiful bouquet ...

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Hemp Talk: A marijuana forum & review

By JOHN STONE Special to the Tribune “Sherbert,” by Mr. Roper It looks like little purple octopuses in a bag. It smells like fresh cut purple lavender flower blossoms in Provence, France, in the spring. It is as dense as an adobe brick. It tastes like a purple marijuana-flavored Jolly ...

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Obituary: David A. King

David A. King March 20, 1962 – Jan. 9, 2017 Resident of Pleasant Hill David is survived by his mother, Ruth King, of Pleasant Hill, brothers Jack King (Roberta) of Martinez and Gary King of Pleasant Hill; three children, Nicole Moore (Jason) of Boise, Idaho, Kyle King of Boise and ...

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Jan. 20, 2017: Where in Martinez?

Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly identified the “Local Honey for Sale” sign at ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 9-16, 2016

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Brian Sheppard, 43, was arrested Jan. 16 on warrants or holds only. • Jon Proulx, 34, was arrested Jan. 16 for ...

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New Spanish wine bar opens downtown

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The newest Main Street restaurant is Bar Cava Wine Bar & Eatery. The Spanish-style wine bar opened the first week in January and already has periodic waiting lines. Owners are Corey and Pat Katz, and Pat’s cooking might make visitors think they are on an Iberian vacation. ...

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