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‘The perfected soul’

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt on the topic of “meditation on transformation,” one of the themes from Martinez resident Rick Hocker’s book, “Four in the Garden.” Why couldn’t all of us have been born perfect? Wouldn’t that solve all of the ...

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The spiritual practice of trusting in God

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a speech by Martinez resident Rick Hocker, on the topic of trusting in God, the main theme of his book, “Four in the Garden.” I remember the morning I ran out of food. I was a poor college ...

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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes interim rector

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune Recently, the Reverend Jeffrey Frost began an 18 month term at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez as its Interim Rector. In this capacity he will care for the congregation and lead them in a process of discernment in preparing to call their next ...

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Persimmon!

By DEBRA MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Known as the divine food in Japan because it’s so sweet, the persimmon is an orange to orange-red fruit about the size of an apple, with four prominent, large, papery leaves at the crown. It has a very thin, smooth, delicate skin ...

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Juicy citrus is now at your Farmers Market

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association From little kumquats to large pomelos, citrus fruits will add flavor, color, and zest to your holiday meals. You all know that citrus is vitamin C in a tasty little package, but did you know that citrus also has antioxidants, potassium, ...

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West Nile in Martinez; fogging launched in multiple areas

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – West Nile virus has been found in a group of mosquitoes north of Marina Vista near Fairmont Road, and in a sentinel chicken near Escobar and Pine streets in Martinez, said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager for the Contra Costa Mosquito ...

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