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BottleRock returns to Napa May 27-29

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER The 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley music festival lineup has been announced with more than 70 artists scheduled to perform on four stages at the fourth annual celebration of music, wine and food in the heart of the Napa Valley. Scheduled for Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May ...

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A working definition of faith

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune What is faith? Most would say that faith is a strong belief in spiritual things. I think that faith is something entirely different. Belief is a product of the mind. Faith emanates from the soul. Belief determines what we think and choose. Faith ...

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Classic Cabbage

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Cabbage is one of the stars of the winter vegetable assortment at your farmers’ market. An underutilized vegetable, it is very sturdy and comes in a variety of colors and shapes. There are over four hundred different varieties of cabbage to ...

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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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