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Christmas for Everyone

Patrons of “Christmas for Everyone,” hosted at the old Bow Rack location at 701 Escobar St., Martinez, lined up around the block on Christmas Day. Christmas for Everyone has provided meals, gifts, clothing and services to many of the county’s working poor, seniors, and homebound for over 30 years. The …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Dec. 19-25, 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. • Jacob Whatley, 26, was arrested Dec. 25 on warrants or holds only. • Nathaniel Marnhout, 22, was arrested Dec. 24 for …

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Delegate election nears

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several Martinez residents have entered the race to become delegates for the California Democratic Party, with the election taking place Jan. 8, 2017. Delegates are selected at state or local levels, with the understanding they will represent their communities in voting for a Democratic nominee for the …

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California (formerly located in Hopland, California, since 1983) Blue Heron Pale Ale, 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is truly an original West Coast style Pale Ale. Long before the acronym “IPA” was a household name, there …

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Martinez Arts Association awards $2,000 to local schools

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Arts Association (MAA) recently awarded approximately $2,000 in grants to 12 local teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms. Teachers requested funds to support projects such as murals, tiles, and even butcher paper for “mummification” of students. Students will get supplies for Digital Arts, …

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Lady Dogs win seventh straight, 54-30

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s girls basketball team extended their win streak to seven games on Tuesday night when they beat De Anza easily 54-30. And that was with the team looking a bit out of sync and coach Jason Bautista letting his girls know they were not at …

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Hop Talk: Dec. 23, 2016

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles The Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout is exceptionally good this year. It is a seasonal offering that is ultra complex, yet extremely sessionable at 5.5 percent ABV (Alcohol By Volume). It starts with the pour and the toffee-colored …

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Diablo Flotilla makes annual ‘Change of Watch’

By INGEMAR OLSSON Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The annual “Change of Watch” for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Diablo Flotilla” took place at the Martinez Yacht Club last Sunday. The “Diablo Flotilla” have had their monthly meetings at the Martinez Yacht Club this year, courtesy of the …

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Park District officially renames shoreline

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted 7-0 last week to rename Martinez Regional Shoreline in honor of former Board member Ted Rakde, who died Aug. 28, and his wife, Kathy, who died in 2011. The picturesque, 343-acre park on the Carquinez Strait is …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Dec. 13-18, 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. • Nicholas Brown, 25, was arrested Dec. 18 for alleged unlawful use of willfully obtained personal identifying information. • Dennis Kelly, 39, …

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