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Alhambra boys basketball runs into wall late in home loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As the season wears on for the Bulldog boys, and the list of games left to play gets shorter, they’re going to want this one back. The facts are simple. Alhambra had a seven-point lead in the game before basically disappearing in the fourth quarter ...

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Alhambra can’t get results in 3-3 thriller

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Division II runner ups from last year showed up at Alhambra probably not expecting to be served up much of a challenge. However, the last time these two teams met, the Cougars only scored a single goal in a win. This time the Bulldogs ...

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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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‘Thanks’

Erin: Thanks for your efforts with the transcript in the Voice in the Tribune … fun to read and adds some “spice” to the paper! – Ellen Heathcote, an original subscriber

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Walkways in need of repair

It is a wonderful idea I heard to name the East Bay Park in Martinez for Ted and Kathy Radke because of Mr. Radke’s 30 years service on the Board of Directors for the park district. It is a nice honor for the Radke Family. I hope that the district ...

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Jan. 20, 2017: 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 admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly identified the “Local Honey for Sale” sign at ...

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Martinez Arrest Log: Jan. 9-16, 2016

Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Brian Sheppard, 43, was arrested Jan. 16 on warrants or holds only. • Jon Proulx, 34, was arrested Jan. 16 for ...

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New Spanish wine bar opens downtown

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The newest Main Street restaurant is Bar Cava Wine Bar & Eatery. The Spanish-style wine bar opened the first week in January and already has periodic waiting lines. Owners are Corey and Pat Katz, and Pat’s cooking might make visitors think they are on an Iberian vacation. ...

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Legal professionals needed for Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 36th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held in the early evenings throughout the month of February, at the Martinez Court Rooms. Last year, 120 ...

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