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Park It: Post-Thanksgiving in East Bay Parks

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune After the turkey dinner and televised football games, there’s lots to do outdoors in the East Bay Regional Parks during Thanksgiving weekend. For example, there’s a post-turkey day dog excursion from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Black Diamond Mines ...

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CHP talks jumper down from bridge

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa CHP (California Highway Patrol) helped save yet another life after responding to a call about a man contemplating suicide from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge last Thursday. Around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, a call came into CHP about a distraught man on the bridge’s ledge. CHP ...

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Downtown welcomes two new eateries

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Downtown Martinez will take another step up with the opening of two new food and wine/beer establishments in the downtown. First to open is Bar Cava, a wine bar and eatery expecting to host their Grand Opening on Dec. 17. The restaurant will bring the “French, New ...

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#HerSmile to host community holiday fair

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The non-profit honoring the memory of Jenna Betta, a Martinez teen fatally struck by a train in 2014, will be hosting a community holiday fair to help children dealing with loss attend a local grief camp. The nonprofit, #HerSmile, will host the fair at Morello Park Elementary ...

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Arrest log: Nov. 14-18, 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. • Anthony Pacheco, 27, was arrested Nov. 18 on possession of narcotic controlled substance charges. • Anastasia Atencio, 22, was arrested Nov. ...

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Holiday On Ice now open

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice Rink in Martinez is officially open for the season. The rink offers skaters of all ages and experience levels the chance to skate on real ice this holiday season – even in beautiful, sunny California. While school is in session, the ...

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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! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the orange splotch at ARTU4iA, 725 Ward St., Suite C, is Nora Ostrofe. Congratulations Nora! (“MAN ABOUT TOWN” JOHN ...

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Memorial Wall nears completion

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The “Small Town with a Big Heart” community mural project is nearing completion. The mural is located in the Main Street plaza, on the inside of the western-most wall, and was the idea of non-profit HerSmile, “in recognition of the impact love, support and community has in ...

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