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Martinez Winter Bocce Standings

The Martinez Indoor Winter League consists of 58 teams, and over 500 players participating. Courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez. Standings current as of  Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

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Local foster families needed

New reform spurs desperate search for resource families MARTINEZ, Calif. – Katy and Ron Cisco exemplify caring and committed foster parents, the type the state is looking to recruit. “Many say that fostering changes the life of a child,” said Katy Cisco who, with her husband, united and adopted two …

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In Motion dancers wow audiences with ‘Cats’ show

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) took to the stage once again to awe and inspire audiences with a professional quality production – this time for a great cause. The local dance studio donated proceeds from their latest musical to HerSmile, a Martinez-based organization that strives to better …

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Sons of Italy to host annual Polenta Dinner

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge #2167 will be holding a Polenta Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The event will be held at the Martinez Veteran’s Hall, 930 Ward St., in downtown Martinez. Please join the Sons for a lovely dinner prepared by Catering by …

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Christmas for Everyone

Patrons of “Christmas for Everyone,” hosted at the old Bow Rack location at 701 Escobar St., Martinez, lined up around the block on Christmas Day. Christmas for Everyone has provided meals, gifts, clothing and services to many of the county’s working poor, seniors, and homebound for over 30 years. The …

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Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing that the permissible burn season for stubble fires within the Bay Area closes Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Under Air District policy, permissive BURN days will not be declared when a Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect. Open burning is …

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Martinez Arrest Log: Dec. 19-25, 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. • Jacob Whatley, 26, was arrested Dec. 25 on warrants or holds only. • Nathaniel Marnhout, 22, was arrested Dec. 24 for …

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Delegate election nears

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several Martinez residents have entered the race to become delegates for the California Democratic Party, with the election taking place Jan. 8, 2017. Delegates are selected at state or local levels, with the understanding they will represent their communities in voting for a Democratic nominee for the …

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Dec. 30, 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 admin@martineztribune.com or post your guesses in the comments section at http://martineztribune.com. Good luck! Last week’s winner, who correctly guessed the Shell Alumni Museum at …

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California (formerly located in Hopland, California, since 1983) Blue Heron Pale Ale, 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is truly an original West Coast style Pale Ale. Long before the acronym “IPA” was a household name, there …

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