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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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City works to remove Alhambra Creek silt, improve flow during rains; ‘beaver deceiver’ also removed

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Public Works employees have been working up Alhambra Creek in hopes that anticipated El Niño rains won’t cause flooding in the downtown business district. Meanwhile, employees are keeping an eye open for any sign that the Martinez beavers still live …

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Neil Young rants & rolls at The Greek

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER Special to Martinez Tribune Following the long and winding road of his latest musical career path with the backing of Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah and their band Promise of the Real, Neil Young’s epic three hour show at a very sold out Greek Theater in …

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Shirley Manson and Garbage perform in Oakland

By Daniel Gluskoter Special to the Martinez Tribune Shirley Manson and Garbage appeared at the Fox Theater October 7, marking the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. The alternative rock band, featuring drummer Butch Vig, also the producer of Nirvana’s seminal grunge classic “Nevermind” along with guitarists Duke Erikson …

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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new organist

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez recently hired a new organist and choirmaster. Alfred Gary Evans comes to the church from Bantam, Connecticut. Evans studied at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut, where he won awards for music theory …

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Vaudevilles: Open Call for local talent

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Tribune Singers, songwriters, storytellers, soothsayers, poets, magicians, ventriloquists, comedians, jugglers, mind-readers, plate-spinners, impersonators, hypnotists, parent-and-child acts, stage-trained animals, Eastern Middle dancers, Lindy Hoppers, piano players, jive cats, chamber musicians, bluegrass and acoustic groups, dancers of tap-jazz-or-soft shoe … Martinez Campbell Theater has made an …

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