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Fee Waybill & The Tubes to stage Halloween Costume Party

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Tubes, the Bay Area based rock band that became one of the most entertaining and theatrical live concert performers in the business, are staging a Halloween Costume Party at the intimate Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael on Saturday October 29th following the completion of their ...

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Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull to life

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is coming to town. Anderson, the Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has produced a conceptual show celebrating the life and times of the 18th century English agriculturalist ...

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Platt: ‘Leadership is getting ahead of the issues ….’

Dear Editor, A large number of generalities are coming from candidates in the City Council election. Both new candidates and incumbents fail to talk about solutions to important specific issues that would give us a truer idea of how they would lead. Open space and park land protection is one ...

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Culinary students to receive training at Loaves & Fishes

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In an effort to build awareness of the services provided by Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa, along with its unique Culinary Training Program, program students will be joined by executives and other management representing BAC Community Bank to prepare and serve breakfast to 100-120 individuals in ...

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Follow the money?

Martinez City Council candidates turn in financial statements MARTINEZ, Calif. – Financial statements listing campaign contributions and expenditures for Martinez City Council candidates were turned in late last month and recently made available to the public. The statements show hairdresser and local businesswoman Noralea Gipner far in the lead for ...

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Service Employees International Union on strike …

About 1,100 County workers in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) were on strike through the first week of October, marching and chanting in front of the County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez. The strike was over health insurance coverage and pay, with the SEIU asking for a 17 ...

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‘We can’t afford more delay: support Measure D’

Action to deliver more revenue and ensure it will be wisely and exclusively spent fixing Martinez’ roads is overdue. So in August, the Martinez City Council took action to put a half-cent sales tax measure for roads on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot:  Measure D.  Any further delay is, in ...

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Thirty-five flags retired during event

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Thirty-five flags were surrendered during the Oct. 11 flag retirement event at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Martinez. The Diablo Valley Squadron Naval Sea Cadets will dispose of the flags in a respectful manner. For those that didn’t make it to the event: the Veteran’s Memorial Building, ...

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Arrest log: Oct. 5-11, 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. • Samuel Wurth, 23, was arrested Oct. 11 for allegedly receiving or concealing stolen property. • Max Taliaferro, 52, was arrested Oct. ...

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Police blotter: Oct. 5-11, 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, Oct. 5 Just before 8:30 a.m., a white SUV was road-raging on Pacheco Boulevard by brake checking ...

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