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Martinez Artist of the Week: B Jaxon

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune What makes your art unique? I work with multi-media. Primarily, projects I have been working on for the last few years are pencil graphic and charcoal portraits. My organization Muzick Communication Arts Media Organization, (http://www.themcamo.org) is to create a positive change through the arts. “A …

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Days gone by …

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune I miss tagging along with my older brother and his friends, riding the ferry boat to Benicia and back. You could ride all day for 10 cents, if you knew where to hide. I miss being shooed away from Pasco’s Bar on the …

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Refinery Report: Fire extinguished at Shell; Tesoro to pay $646,140 in fines

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune Shell Martinez Refinery Fire Department responded to a report of a duct fire inside the Criterion Catalyst Plant last week. The fire was reported at approximately 2:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. When fire personnel arrived, employees had already put out the fire. According to a …

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Arrest Log: Feb. 16-23, 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 Alderman, 23, was arrested Feb. 16 for allegedly driving with drugs in system. • Sara Baker, 47, was …

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Police Blotter: Feb. 17-23, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, Feb. 17 At 10 a.m., a 35-year-old man kept ringing the doorbell over and over at the Berrellesa Palms Apartments on Berrellesa Street. The man said he wouldn’t leave until the police came. An hour and a half later, at the Taco Bell on …

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Alhambra alum named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Alhambra alumnus and former MVP softball player Kylee Perez was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, after a big weekend performance for the UCLA Bruins. Perez, who was a three-time Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP during her time at Alhambra, has started off her sophomore …

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ArtBeat: Howard Finster

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune The “Howard Finster: American Folk Artist” exhibit will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of the ArtBeat Art Walk. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Artcelerator, a new collective of artists and art activists who are promoting art …

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Abono signs on for San Jose State, gets No. 76 jersey

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a stellar 2015 season, one Alhambra lineman will be continuing on in his football career, as senior Dante Abono signs on to play with the San Jose State Spartans. The 6-foot-6 defensive tackle signed on with the Spartans despite interest from UC Davis, Hawaii, …

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Longing for summer

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune When I was growing up in Martinez in the late 1940s, there wasn’t much air conditioning around, so in the dog days of summer we were always looking around for places to stay cool. We would make excuses to visit the Union Ice …

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Spring in the air …

This red-shouldered hawk was recently captured on camera north of the soccer field at Hidden Lakes Park by Martinez photographer Warren Rose. Rose added: “While the calendar shows that it’s still winter in this part of California, spring has arrived. Baseball leagues are being formed and, shortly, we will hear …

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