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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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Who’s on Stage: Feb. 19-25, 2016

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune Friday, Feb. 19 Happy Hour & A Half with The Killbillies When: 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 (doors open at 4 p.m.) Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. Details: Come hang out, chat and have fun! Cost: No cover charge. Beverage discount. Info: http://armandosmartinez.com …

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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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This Week in History: Feb. 19-25

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Pacheco Tobacco Company opens Pacheco, 1874: The Pacheco Tobacco Company was incorporated, with a capital stock of $10,000, for the purpose of leasing or purchasing land, as well as curing and manufacturing tobacco. (CCCHS) Ferry Street Canteen closes Ferry Street in 1946: Next to the …

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Rotary Report: Martinez Unified visits

By NANCY HOBERT Special to the Tribune Administrators from the Martinez Unified School District attended a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary Club. Their presentation was “Alhambra High School of Today and the Future.” Superintendent Rami Muth made several introductory comments and then turned the meeting over to Audrey Lee, …

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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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Artist of the Week: Julia Linsteadt

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune I met with Julia Linsteadt last Friday, Feb. 5. A busy mother of her two- and 6-year-old children, she still finds time to create meaningful art and teach art classes. Julia is a positive heart-warming person, full of creativity and insight. Give an overall explanation …

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Bottled up memories discovered

By RAY ROBBINS Special to the Tribune When I was attending Alhambra High School in the 1950s, we had curriculum and activities offered to us that would be the envy of every school district in the state of California. We didn’t have vice principals or counselors, our teachers and coaches …

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