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Hop Talk: Vanilla Bean Porter, ‘Morning Selfie’

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Vanilla Bean Porter, 5.9 percent Alcohol by Volume (ABV), Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, California, and Richmond, Virginia This fairly new offering from Stone is real state-of-the-art brewing. It’s exceptionally good because it’s exceptionally brewed. A dark-colored vanilla tea with a huge, bountiful bouquet ...

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Hemp Talk: A marijuana forum & review

By JOHN STONE Special to the Tribune “Sherbert,” by Mr. Roper It looks like little purple octopuses in a bag. It smells like fresh cut purple lavender flower blossoms in Provence, France, in the spring. It is as dense as an adobe brick. It tastes like a purple marijuana-flavored Jolly ...

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December 2016: Message from Chief of Police

BY MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Police Chief As we enter into the winter season we are keenly aware that auto burglaries, auto thefts, and even residential burglaries increase. We get more people visiting shopping centers and consequently, burglars use this to their advantage by breaking into cars. Some of the auto ...

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Message from the Chief of Police: November 2016

BY MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Police Chief Over the last month we have received several concerns about crime and traffic related issues across the city. In many of the cases we learned that our dispatch center was never called about the activity. It is extremely important that we work together to ...

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You’re welcome, Mr. Kaepernick

By MICHAEL GOFF Recently an op-ed article was published in the West Hawaii Today (Sept. 2) by self-avowed liberal progressive Elizabeth Thompson. Ms. Thompson defends the backup quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, who sits during the national anthem in protest and who feels, “he cannot honor a flag with ...

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