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Park It: Regional Park District to host holiday programs

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune A couple of always-popular special programs mark the holiday season in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is Christmas at the Carousel, at the historic merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley. Built in 1911 by the Herschell-Spillman Company, and located at Tilden ...

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Dec. 2, 2016: Where in Martinez? …


Where in Martinez was this photo taken? The first person to correctly identify the location will win two free tickets to Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas! Email or post your guesses in the comments section at Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the many hats for sale ...

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Las Posadas set for Saturday

Children participate in the Las Posadas procession at John Muir National Historic Site (JMNHS) in Martinez during the 2014 festival. (HALE SARGENT, JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park Service and the Spanish Choir of St. Catherine of Siena Church this Saturday for a bilingual program of music, history, and holiday traditions. The event will take place at the Martinez Adobe on the grounds of John Muir National Historic Site. Las Posadas ...

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Sutter, Siden retiring

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is inviting the public to a reception Dec. 1, to honor John Sutter and Doug Siden, both retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the EBRPD District Board. The public reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the ...

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Police Blotter: Nov. 16-21, 2016


By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded. Wednesday, Nov. 16 At 1:04 a.m., an argument was heard on F Street. I am thankful that I ...

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Park It: Post-Thanksgiving in East Bay Parks

By NED MacKAY Special to the Tribune After the turkey dinner and televised football games, there’s lots to do outdoors in the East Bay Regional Parks during Thanksgiving weekend. For example, there’s a post-turkey day dog excursion from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Black Diamond Mines ...

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CHP talks jumper down from bridge

California Highway Patrolmen from Contra Costa County comfort a man after he contemplated jumping from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2016. (CHP / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa CHP (California Highway Patrol) helped save yet another life after responding to a call about a man contemplating suicide from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge last Thursday. Around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, a call came into CHP about a distraught man on the bridge’s ledge. CHP ...

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Downtown welcomes two new eateries


MARTINEZ, Calif. – Downtown Martinez will take another step up with the opening of two new food and wine/beer establishments in the downtown. First to open is Bar Cava, a wine bar and eatery expecting to host their Grand Opening on Dec. 17. The restaurant will bring the “French, New ...

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#HerSmile to host community holiday fair


MARTINEZ, Calif. – The non-profit honoring the memory of Jenna Betta, a Martinez teen fatally struck by a train in 2014, will be hosting a community holiday fair to help children dealing with loss attend a local grief camp. The nonprofit, #HerSmile, will host the fair at Morello Park Elementary ...

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