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FUN FACT: Yes, a big Thanksgiving meal can make one sleepy, but usually it’s the massive amounts of carbohydrates consumed during the meal – not the tryptophan in the turkey, contrary to popular belief. A person would have to ingest 5.4 pounds of turkey in order to really feel the effects of tryptophan.

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#HerSmile Downtown welcomes two new eateries Park It Barrelista owner to open ‘Cuff and Collar’ in old Foster’s Freeze to host Post-Thanksgiving community in East Bay Parks holiday fair By NED MacKAY MARTINEZ, Calif. – The non-profit honoring the memory of Jenna Betta, a Martinez teen fatally struck by a train in 2014, will be hosting a community holiday fair to help children dealing with loss attend a local grief camp. The nonprofit, #HerSmile, will host the fair at Morello Park Elementary School, 1200 Morello Park Drive, Martinez, on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 19 local vendors will be on display, offering gift options from custom gift baskets, household goods and crafts, cosmetics, fine costume jewelry, to high-quality clothing and more. The event will also offer photo opportunities with Santa Claus and local heroes from the Martinez police and fire departments. A local Girl Scout troop is hosting a bake sale at the event which will include baked goods from a local baking artisan. Gift wrapping services will also be offered for a nominal fee. “We are continuing to provide events and programs that give back to the greater Bay Area. By hosting the 2016 #HerSmile Holiday Fair we are providing residents an opportunity to have their shopping dollars impact the community in which they live. That is powerful,” said Dena Betti, executive director of the non-profit. For more information, visit www.hersmile.org.

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Downtown Martinez will take another step up with the opening of two new food and wine/beer establishments in the downtown. First to open is Bar Cava, a wine bar and eatery expecting to host their Grand Opening on Dec. 17. The restaurant will bring the “French, New York and San Francisco restaurant experience” to Martinez, according to its social media pages, with premier wines and cheeses and a yet-to-be-revealed menu of food. “We are a wine bar focused on small case produced wine, Craft beers from around the world, Spanish inspired cuisine,

as well as craft coffee. ... Our goal is to create an experience that makes you feel as if you’re sipping wine looking out over the Napa valley at sunset, or getting to drink wines in the caves of Spain and Europe.” Bar Cava is located at 718 Main St., Martinez. They plan to be open daily from 10 a.m. to evening time. They’re currently running a contest wherein passersby may take a “selfie” with the Bar Cava sign or clothing line, post it to social media with the tag “Bar Cava,” and possibly win a glass of wine or a cup of Mountain Grounds coffee. They’ll be choosing four contest winners at their Grand Opening. Another restaurant is in the

works at the old Foster’s Freeze location, most recently the home of Boscoz. The old diner is being transformed into “Cuff and Collar” by already-established Martinez restaurateur Arash Pakzad, who owns Barrel Aged and Barrelista on Main and Ferry streets. Cuff and Collar will be a casual eatery serving sustainable, organic breakfast and dinner items. Draft beer will also be available along with entrées. In addition, the restaurant will offer walk-up window breakfasts convenient for those on the go, as well as bagged lunches. An opening date for Cuff and Collar has yet to be named.

CHP talks jumper down from bridge MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa CHP (California Highway Patrol) helped save yet another life after responding to a call about a man contemplating suicide from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge last Thursday. Around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, a call came into CHP about a distraught man on the bridge’s ledge. CHP officers responded immediately and found a man in tears, readying to make a likely fatal jump from the bridge. Officer Westropp-Bennet related some of his own personal life difficulties to the man, “helping [him] unCHP: Page 3

Special to the Tribune After the turkey dinner and televised football games, there’s lots to do outdoors in the East Bay Regional Parks during Thanksgiving weekend. For example, there’s a post-turkey day dog excursion from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. Naturalist Kevin Dixon will lead well-behaved dogs and their human companions on a moderate hike in the park’s back country. Meet Kevin in the parking lot at the upper end of Somersville Road, 3½ miles south of Highway 4. For information, call 888-327-2757, ext. 2750. Or you can join a post-turkey day nature walk from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, led by naturalist Morgan Evans. Morgan will take the group on a walk along a creek in search of local plants and animals. PARK IT: Page 12

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Quote of the Week “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

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California Highway Patrolmen from Contra Costa County comfort a man after he contemplated jumping from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2016.

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Martinez Tribune | Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2016 The Crime Blotter and Arrest Log are compiled by Tribune staffer Danny Yoeono. For questions, email dyoeono@martineztribune.com.

Police Blotter 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, Nov. 16 At 1:04 a.m., an argument was heard on F Street. I am thankful that I win every argument I am in. At 1:29 a.m., a man with a stick refused to leave the prem-

ises of the ice rink. He was observed to be carrying a stick and threatened to kick the butt of the person urging him to leave. I am thankful that nobody is capable of kicking my butt. At 11:05 a.m., a man in a hat was yelling obscenities at the Starbucks on Main Street. I am thankful for coffee. At 12:20 p.m., a woman was in an industrial yard on Howe Road flipping out and smoking drugs. At 4:47 p.m., a woman was yelling in the parking lot of the Marina Market on Escobar Street. I am thankful that yelling is my constitutional right.

OBITUARY POLICY As a courtesy to the community, the Martinez Tribune publishes local obituaries free of charge, both in print and online. We ask that obituaries please not exceed 400 words. Photographs may be included. Submissions will be edited for style, however, proofs will be available prior to publication. Obituaries submitted before 11 a.m. Wednesday will be published in the following Friday edition. For more information, call (925) 313-9487, email eclark@martinez tribune.com or stop by 725 Ward St., Martinez.

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Thursday, Nov. 17 A leaf blower was stolen from in front the corp yard on Alhambra Avenue around 11 a.m. A driver with a black hat cut off another driver on Howe Road and then waved a gun out of the window around 3:40 p.m. I am thankful for the gun rights of that driver. A chicken was stolen from the Safeway across from the Wendy’s around 5 p.m. I am thankful that the chicken crossed the street; why it did is still unknown.

Friday, Nov. 18 Around 8 a.m., a man was on the Alhambra High School Track yelling at people and himself while throwing things. Near 10:20 a.m., four young people were vandalizing merchandise inside Wal-Mart and riding a bike through the aisles. I am thankful for my friends. Close to 11:38 p.m., the traffic lights at the intersection of Alhambra Avenue and Alhambra Valley Road were flashing red and green.

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A group of two to four women were in a verbal argument on Berrellesa Street at 1:08 p.m. At 1:23 p.m., a dryer caught on fire on Escobar Street. I am thankful that I clean out my lint screen regularly.

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Arrest Log 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. n Anthony Pacheco, 27, was arrested Nov. 18 on possession of narcotic controlled substance charges.

A man with a beard commandeered a bottle of bourbon from Safeway and then passed out by the propane tanks in front of the store at 1:38 p.m. An ambulance was stolen from the county hospital on Alhambra Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

n Anastasia Atencio, 22, was arrested Nov. 17 for warrants or holds only.

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n Peter Poulson, 67, was arrested Nov. 16 for alleged possession of controlled substance.

At 11:55 a.m., a grandparent reported that their grandchildren had stolen money and property from them with the loss adding up to be in the thousands. A bald man defecated on the Main Street sidewalk at 2:30 p.m. A man in a black leather jacket was holding a cane and a beer while masturbating at 3:43 p.m. by the Safeway close to Wendy’s. What a champ. I am thankful for being able to live in Martinez and I am thankful to its inhabitants.

n Jennifer Starmack, 51, was arrested Nov. 17 on warrants or holds only. n Donald Cue, 44, was arrested Nov. 16 on warrants or holds only.

n Antonio Tavera, 22, was arrested Nov. 16 for alleged possession of burglar’s tools, receiving or concealing stolen property, receive/etc. known stolen property over $200, and taking vehicle without owner’s consent. n Richard Webb, 62, was arrested Nov. 15 on DUI alcohol/ drugs and DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08 charges. n Randy Pritchett, 27, was arrested Nov. 15 for alleged unlawful use of willfully obtained personal identifying information. n William Mann, 31, was arrested Nov. 15 for alleged unlawful use of willfully obtained personal identifying information.

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Memorial Wall nears completion MARTINEZ, Calif. – The “Small Town with a Big Heart” community mural project is nearing completion. The mural is located in the Main Street plaza, on the inside of the western-most wall, and was the idea of non-profit HerSmile, “in recognition of the impact love, support and community has in all our lives,” a temporary plaque near the mural states. Mural design is by artist Colleen Gianatiempo. She and HerSmile invite the community to participate in the painting. To sign up, visit www.hersmile.org. CITY OF MARTINEZ / Courtesy

Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal (at left) shakes the hand of the 2016 MPD Officer of the Year, Detective Miles Williamson. Williamson was honored during a Nov. 17 dinner at the Shell Clubhouse, hosted by the Martinez Lions Club.

the public to a reception Dec. 1, to honor John Sutter and Doug Siden, both retiring after a combined 44 years of service on the EBRPD District Board. The public reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Dunsmuir Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland. Those wishing to attend may RSVP to Ali Haynes, (510) 544-2010 or ahaynes@ebparks.org.

Holiday On Ice now open

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice Rink in Martinez is

officially open for the season. The rink offers skaters of all ages and experience levels the chance to skate on real ice this holiday season – even in beautiful, sunny California. While school is in session, the rink will be open Monday through Thursday from 3-8:30 p.m., Friday 3-10:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. During local school breaks, rink hours will change to Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The rink will also stay open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Christmas Day from 3-10:30

p.m.; on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and on New Years Day from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. General admission is $14 and includes skate rental, or bring your own skates and be admitted for $11. Skating aids are also available for $7. In addition, the rink is available for private lessons, birthday parties, private parties, Scout groups and fundraisers. A six-week skating class is also available to youngsters ages 5-17. Call (925) 228-3577 or email director@mainstreetmartinez.org to reserve space. For more information, visit downtownholidayice.com.

Sutter, Siden retiring The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is inviting Trying to draw a crowd to your next garage sale? Keep life simple – take out an ad.

CHP: Continued from Page 1 derstand that there are people that care about him and can help him,” CHP said in a release. Westropp-Bennet managed to coax the man to safety and officers took him to a local hospital for treatment. “At the end of the day, we are all connected in this journey of life and we are all community members,” the CHP release stated. “We

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hope this man gets back on track to a prosperous and healthy life.” If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please seek help by calling the Contra Costa Crisis Center at 800-273-TALK or 800-SUICIDE. Also visit www.crisis-center. org for resources and information on preventing suicide and successfully moving forward in life.

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Weather, Astronomical & Tides Friday, Nov. 25

Saturday, Nov. 26

Sunday, Nov. 27

Monday, Nov. 28

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Thursday, Dec. 1

61º / 45º Occasional rain

58º / 43º Rain & drizzle possible

57º / 42º Couple showers possible

53º / 36º Rain & drizzle possible

58º / 34º Mostly cloudy

58º / 34º Sunny

50º / 30º Mostly cloudy

Sunrise / Sunset 7 a.m. / 4:51 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:01 a.m. / 4:50 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:02 a.m. / 4:50 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:03 a.m. / 4:50 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:04 a.m. / 4:50 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:05 a.m. / 4:49 p.m.

Sunrise / Sunset 7:06 a.m. / 4:49 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 3:22 a.m. / 3:07 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 4:17 a.m. / 3:38 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 5:12 a.m. / 4:11 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 6:07 a.m. / 4:48 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 7:01 a.m. / 5:27 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 7:53 a.m. / 6:11 p.m.

Moonrise / Moonset 8:44 a.m. / 6:59 p.m.

High Tides 10:55 a.m. (5.22 ft) 11:37 p.m. (3.94 ft)

High Tides 11:26 a.m. (5.32 ft)

High Tides 12:27 a.m. (4.04 ft) 11:53 a.m. (5.35 ft)

High Tides 1:14 a.m. (4.13 ft) 12:15 p.m. (5.41 ft)

High Tides 2:01 a.m. (4.17 ft) 12:37 p.m. (5.48 ft)

High Tides 2:46 a.m. (4.20 ft) 1:04 p.m. (5.51 ft)

High Tides 3:30 a.m. (4.23 ft) 1:38 p.m. (5.51 ft)

Low Tides 4:28 a.m. (.79 ft) 5:35 p.m. (-0.03 ft)

Low Tides 5:06 a.m. (1.15 ft) 6:20 p.m. (-0.20 ft)

Low Tides 5:42 a.m. (1.51 ft) 7:02 p.m. (-0.30 ft)

Low Tides 6:17 a.m. (1.84 ft) 7:42 p.m. (-0.30 ft)

Low Tides 6:52 a.m. (2.10 ft) 8:19 p.m. (-0.30 ft)

Low Tides 7:30 a.m. (2.26 ft) 8:53 p.m. (-0.26 ft)

Low Tides 8:09 a.m. (2.36 ft) 9:26 p.m. (-0.26 ft)

Temperatures from AccuWeather. Astronomical information by U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department. Water levels measured from Martinez-Amorco Pier. (FD is Following Day; PD is Preceding Day.)


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Datebook Ongoing Pleine Aire Exhibit When: Month of December (through Jan. 7, 2017) Where: Martinez Library, 740 Court St., Martinez. Details: Exhibit features local artists and local locations. Cost: Free DC Solar Downtown Holiday Ice When: Nov. 19-Jan. 8, open 7 days a week Where: Downtown Martinez (near intersection of Ferry and Marina Vista Avenue). Details: Skating school, private and corporate parties, birthday parties, non-profit fundraisers, themed skate nights and more. Info: http://mainstreetmartinez.org

Saturday, Nov. 26 Hometown Heroes Festival When: 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Alhambra High School, Performing Arts Building, 150 E St., Martinez. Details: Fearless Music Studios presents the Hometown Heroes Festival to benefit Spidey’s Kids. Take photos with Spidey and Disney characters. Arts

& crafts for sale, bounce houses, cotton candy, live music, silent auction. Cost: Admission is $5 Main Street Arts Gallery Feature When: 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Main Street Arts Gallery, 613 Main St., Martinez. Details: Visit the gallery and see the works of various local artists, including featured artists Lynne McManus and classical guitar artist Doug Wendt. Refreshments to be served. Cost: Free Info: www.mainstreetarts.net Small Business Saturday When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Main Street Plaza, Martinez. Details: Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Pick up a Shop Small shopping bag and contest information at the Main Street Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. Thanks for being a big supporter of small business. Cost: Free Info: http://mainstreetmar-

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Friday, Dec. 2 Holiday Frolic: Candy Cane Lane When: 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Where: Martinez Library, 740 Court St., Martinez. Details: Candy Cane Lane comes to life at the Martinez Library! Come frolic among the lollipops, and whip up some fun crafts to deck your halls. In partnership with Martinez Recreation. Cost: Free Info: http://ccclib.org Holiday Improv Fundraiser When: 7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Where: George & Sonja Vukasin Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Details: Enjoy Holiday Improv and help the Trantham family, a Martinez family with both parents having been stricken by brain hemorrhages while trying to raise their two schoolage boys (https://martineztribune.com/2016/08/12/ martinez-family-stays-positive-despite-unimaginable-tragedy/). Cost: $15 Info: https://lesherartscen-

ter.showare.com “Christmas Pudding” Concert When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 66 St. Stephen’s Drive, Ordina. Details: Diablo Choral Artists presents a concert of traditional English songs featuring works by Rutter, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Byrd, Holst, and more. Music Director, Mark Tuning. Includes a Christmas carol sing-along. Cost: Adults $25, seniors 60-plus $18, students $5. Early discount (before Nov. 29), adults $22, seniors $15. Info: www.dcachorus.org

Saturday, Dec. 3 Cobra Experience – Trantham Family Fundraiser When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Where: Cobra Experience, 777 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez. Details: See unique exhibits, nosh on appetizers donated by Wilma Lott Catering, and leave a donation for the Trantham family (cash or checks only). The

Trantham parents, raising school-age boys, were both struck with brain hemorrhages (https://martineztribune.com/2016/08/12/ martinez-family-stays-positive-despite-unimaginable-tragedy/). Info: www.cobraexperience.org Contra Costa County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Luncheon When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Where: Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Details: This year’s program, “Mount Diablo,” will feature guest speakers known for their extensive research and knowledge about the Mount Diablo region and its significance to our County. David Mackesey and Seth Adams will talk about the first families that were inspired by, and resided near, our County’s beautiful mountain. The creation of the State Park, the Diablo communities role in it, and today’s efforts of preservation will conclude the program. There will be a welcome reception and silent auction, the CCCHS Annual Review, and lunch and beverages will be served. Attendance and participation will help support the Society’s preservation work of the County’s archives and the history that lies within. Cost: $35 per person. RSVPs are requested by Nov. 23. Reserve early.

Info: (925) 229-1042 or http://cocohistory.ecrater. com/p/23286301/annual-meeting-fee

Sunday, Dec. 4 Christmas Concert When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road, Martinez. Details: Christmas Concert by the Diablo Regional Concert Band. Various Christmas tunes and your favorite sing-along songs will be performed. Cost: Free Community Holiday Fair When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Where: Morello Park Elementary, 1200 Morello Park Drive, Martinez. Details: Local vendors, arts & crafts, custom gift baskets, household goods, cosmetics, fine costume jewelry to high quality clothing and more. Photos with Santa Claus and local heroes. Girl Scout bake sale. Gift wrapping services. Proceeds to help children dealing with loss participate in local grief camp. Info: www.hersmile.org

Tuesday, Dec. 6 St. Christopher’s Guild Holiday Luncheon & Bazaar When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station To be continued ...

Magazines & soft-back books needed! Magazines and soft back books (no older than 6 months) are needed at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. The Auxiliary Volunteers deliver some 150 magazines each week to the 14 waiting rooms around the hospital and clinics. The magazines help make the long waits bearable. Bring magazines to the hospital lobby information desk or the Gift Shop. All personal labels are removed by the Auxiliary Volunteers before they are delivered. For more information please call the Gift Shop at (925) 370-5818, or email Rhonda. Smith@hsd.cccounty.us.


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MEF Chair Jack Funk: ‘Shell is a good neighbor’ Dear Editor: The Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Shell and its employees and to let the community know what a great asset they have been for schools in the Martinez

Unified School District. This year, our October Run-Walk event produced $88,000 in funds which will help provide our students with quality programs and services. Shell donated over a third of that money directly, and sup-

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plied an equivalent amount in human services, and material support. The funds raised by the Shell-MEF Run for Education allows MEF to continue

investing in today’s children for the future of Martinez. As always, a tremendous amount of work went into the event and a sizable portion of that effort was provided by Shell

and its employees. Shell’s participation is integral to the success of the event, and we could not have done it without those financial and human resources.

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‘Trump in a nutshell’ by Louis Thomson By LOUIS THOMSON This election has been a roller-coaster filled with emotion and angst. For the first time in history, an individual is going to be in office with no previous political history or military service. For all of our history, when citizens voted for politicians they semi-knew who they were voting for since they all had a track record. I want to use an example from the Dark Knight because I believe it is applicable; in the movie the Joker says, “Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even when the plan is horrifying.” For the most part, Hillary was the choice of the people and Trump was the underdog, but come Nov. 9, Trump was our president-elect. Then all hell broke loose. I have to admit I voted for Hillary and I am not thrilled that Donald Trump is our president, but it is what it is. I am not advocating for Trump by any means, but I do not want to see this country rip itself apart from what a guy says. I know everything he said is completely terrible, and it’s unimaginable that a person can say what he has and people still voted for him. The real question is that after everything he has said, how many businesses that failed under him, and him avoiding paying taxes for almost two decades – even with all this damaging evidence, how did he defeat Hillary Clinton? The next question is, should the Electoral College be dismembered? Donald Trump is a business man but he has bankrupted a lot of his companies, he avoided paying taxes to the federal government for almost two decades, he had made sexist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic remarks and he also made fun of disabled people, which I find personally incomprehensible since I have a disability of my own. After all this information has come to light, then one can ask how he can still be the president-elect. The answer is that people didn’t trust Hillary Clinton. Over the months before the election, there had been a lot of information that doesn’t show Clinton in the best of light, such as the Clinton Foundation, the e-mails, Whitewater, Benghazi, and so on. Although none of it stuck and she didn’t go to prison, people saw that as dishonest and didn’t like her. The reality of it is that the longer you spend in politics, the more muddied up you get, and after 30plus years of her being involved in politics,

it finally came back to bite her. The Electoral College has an equal amount of electors in proportion to the Senate and the House of Representatives. The purpose of the Electoral College is to prevent one presidential candidate manipulating the public into voting one way and also to curb back-room deals. Some people want to break up the Electoral College because sometimes it feels like it is unfair but, in reality, it’s pretty fair. Only five times in our nation’s history, presidents have been elected using the Electoral College even though they won the popular vote; for example, George Bush defeated Al Gore in 2000 even though Gore won the popular vote. The Electoral College was set up to keep the elections out of the hands of elected officials for an unbiased vote. I can see how people want to get rid of the Electoral College because the wording is confusing, but overall I think it is a pretty solid, non-biased system. I would argue to dismantle it if president after president won the Electoral College even though their opponent won the popular vote. If you take into consideration there have been 44 presidents not including Donald Trump. There have been five times, or less than 1 percent, the Electoral College has put presidents in the Oval Office while losing the popular vote since 1776. However, since the 2000 election, the Electoral College has decided two elections, or 40 percent of our presidents from 2000 to 2016. During the pre-election period there was already a divide in this country between Trump and Clinton supporters, but after the election the divide grew larger. One of the questions to be asked is who exactly brought out this feeling of hatred toward a person speaking about deportation on a massive scale, banning Muslims, and building a wall. Was the hatred already in countless millions of people? There are very few leaders like Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini with the ability to incite their citizens to hatred and violence. Should we start blaming individuals that increase tensions in a nation or do we look towards a leader than brings out tensions? As a person with a disability I am kind of afraid of what a person like Trump can do when he publicly shamed a disabled person. I am appalled of how he refers to immigrants and women. I have to believe in

this system of government that what he says and what he will do and actually does is different, and I believe it will. If people got upset at what people said then there would be constant protesting on the streets. Since Trump won the election, there has been unprecedented protest throughout America. High school students are protesting and that doesn’t often happen. Immigrants are afraid for their lives, women are outraged because of his comments, and non-whites are terrified. The reason people are worried is because Trump is a wild card, no one knows what he will and will not do. Never in history have people immediately stood up and protested the election in this magnitude. People have always protested wars and social injustice such as the war in Iraq, the Vietnam War, police shootings against African Americans, and during the civil rights era. But no one has ever protested a president-elect right out of the gate. There are some references throughout history such as Winston Churchill and his fear of a psychopath’s rise to power. When Hitler started his reign over Germany, leaders thought he was harmless, except Winston Churchill, who viewed Hitler as a psychopath. But no one believed him until it was too late. To apply this line of thinking to Trump is a bit of a stretch, because as of now he has only made comments about deporting immigrants and building a wall, but has not physically done anything. There are similarities between Trump and Hitler because they both exploited fears between races and played on the current mood of society, but unlike Trump, Hitler’s rise of power was in a different type of government, which was a totalitarian dictatorship. One can say the KKK supporting Trump is a sign that Trump is like Hitler, but I think this is also a stretch. I am not defending Trump by any means, but give the guy a chance. If he screws up, then feed him to the wolves. I do not want a repeat of history of what happened in Germany. There is also cause for concern about who Trump will pick for his cabinet, such as Stephen K. Bannon who is connected to the group alt-right. This election has done a lot of damage in the sense about dividing the country. Progressives should stop calling people uneducated people – that is a discriminatory word and that lumps people into groups.


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Martinez Tribune | Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2016

Bocce

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Bri Perez named No. 1 in nation for class of 2017

Season ends on a high for girls in Nor Cal loss

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Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named No. 1 in the nation by FloSports in the Class of 2017. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

D’Atri qualifies for second consecutive State CIF Meet By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Two weeks after the DAL League Championships at Hidden Valley Park, the Bulldog cross country runners were ready for the most important meet of the season. This past Saturday, Nov. 19, eleven of them made the short trip over to Hayward High School for the 2016 North Coast Section Championships. NCS is considered the most important event of the year because it is the race which determines CIF State qualifiers. It is where the toughest competition is and where the fastest times are run all year, other than State meet. In Division IV girls, the top four teams and top five individual runners qualify. The Division IV boys advance the top three teams and top five individual runners. Nearly every year since 1999 has seen NCS Cross Country use the Hayward High School course. Runners start from the baseball field, make a loop around the dirt field adjacent to the track, and reverse towards the hill behind the baseball field from which they began. After that it is a few more loops around the field and up the hill once more before finishing the race on the grass to complete a total distance of three miles. On Saturday, conditions were soggy and damp but not raining. The Division IV Boys started the day off with their race at 8:30 a.m. Having already practiced the course at the Farmer Invitational in September, the Bulldogs knew exactly what they were doing. At the start of the race, Hercules’ Ryan Cutter and Arcata’s Kellen O’Neill took off, leading a group of several Bishop O’Dowd runners. Senior Alhambra runners Noa Nabeshima,

Connor Hayes Trevor Oliveira-Smith and Robert Viano followed wave two of the runners and passed the mile mark in around 5:30. By mile two, the Bulldogs were more separated, with all still running tough and on track to hit a personal record. Coming up the final hill, it was Hayes in about 40th place who had the lead over his fellow Bulldogs. He rounded the corner and charged down the hill and toward the finish line, crossing it in his best 3-mile time ever of 16 minutes, 41 seconds. The time was good enough for 35th place. Oliveira-Smith was the next to complete the distance with another huge PR of 17 minutes flat, while Viano was just seconds back at 17:06, also a PR. The future of Alhambra distance running looks very bright because freshman Carson Edwards took the fourth Alhambra spot, crossing the line less than 10 seconds later at 17 minutes, 15 seconds. Edwards was the seventh fastest freshman in all of Division IV. Rounding out the scoring runners was Nabeshima in 17:33, a season best time. Graham Manning notched another personal best as he edged out the clock for a sub-18 minute time with a 17:56, and Gabe Winslow brought it home by running a time of 18:08, yet another personal best. The total team score of 292 points earned Alhambra a 10th-place finish out of 22 teams. Two races later, it was time for the Division IV girls to run. Fielding an incomplete team of just four runners (five makes a team), Marissa D’Atri, Nicole Tria, and Seniors Erica Cardinale and Isa Mendoza began on the starting line together. D’Atri quickly broke away from most of the competition along with Miramonte’s Cassy Haskell and Gabrielle Peterson of Healdsburg. The

DARREN CHAVEZ / Courtesy

Junior Marissa D’Atri punched her ticket to her second consecutive State CIF meet with a solid finish at Hayward High School on Nov. 19, 2016.

trio passed mile one together, and at the 2-mile mark they were still very close. As they approached the final hill, Haskell had roughly a 10-second lead as she started the incline. Then Peterson came into sight, with D’Atri on her heels about five seconds back. In the final stretch, Haskell used her significant lead to win the race outright in 17:38. D’Atri then used her signature sprint to pass Peterson and finish the course in second place, easily punching her ticket to the 2016 California State Championships. Her time of 17:54.1 is the fastest any Alhambra girl has ever run at Hayward.

Tria also made some history as she ran the seventh-fastest Alhambra girls time ever of 19:30 to finish in 28th place, while Cardinale finished out her high school cross country career with a solid time of 20:07. Not to be outdone, Mendoza kicked it into high gear to accumulate another PR, ending up with a time of 22 minutes, 45 seconds. Marissa D’Atri will make her second consecutive trip to the State Cross Country Meet at Woodward Park in Fresno this Saturday, Nov. 26, along with Coach Angela Paradise. She will look to improve upon her 2015 time and finishing place on the hilly 5k course.


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Martinez Tribune | Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2016

Sports 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, Nov. 18, 2016. TUESDAY "A" DIVISION WON

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Games Played

BOCCE HUNKS

9

3

0.750

12

DOUBLE SHOT

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4

0.667

12

THE PLAYERS

6

3

0.667

9

SEASONED PACK

5

7

0.417

12

SHOCK TREATMENT

3

6

0.333

9

BOCCE BY TATE

3

6

0.333

9

THE REPRESENTATIVES

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7

0.222

9

36

36

0.500

72

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%

ROLLIN STONZ

6

3

0.667

9

PELOTAS CALIENTE

7

5

0.583

12

WHAT A BIOCCE

6

6

0.500

12

CHEW BOCCE

4

5

0.444

9

BELLA BOCCE

4

5

0.444

9

BALLS TO THE WALLS

4

5

0.444

9

D.A.L.

5

7

0.417

12

36

36

0.500

72

Games Played

TOTALS

Played

WEDNESDAY "A" DIVISION TEAM

WON

LOST

%

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2

0.778

9

WHO

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3

0.750

12

FOUR THREE TWO ONE

6

3

0.667

9

READY SET ROLL

7

5

0.583

12

REDUX BOCCE

4

8

0.333

12

HAMMER TIME

2

7

0.222

9

BOCCE BY DIRKS

1

8

0.111

9

36

36

0.500

72

TOTALS

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LOST

%

Games Played

LES SCHWAB TIRES

9

3

0.750

12

ROLL HAPPY

8

4

0.667

12

HARD TO HANDLE

6

3

0.667

9

ROLLING ROCKS

5

4

0.556

9

ALOHA CHIROPRACTIC

4

5

0.444

9

PACIFICA PIZZA

3

6

0.333

9

EASY RIDERS

1

11

0.083

12

36

36

0.500

72

TEAM

TOTALS

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WON

LOST

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BOUN AMICI

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BAD BOYS BAD BOYS

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2

0.778

9

CHALLENGERS

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3

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12

ON A ROLL (2)

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4

0.667

12

TEAM HAZLETT

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7

0.222

9

DON’T BE SHORT

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10

0.167

12

FREE BALLIN

0

9

0.000

9

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36

0.500

72

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ABC

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2

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12

LA BOCCE VITA (RED)

8

4

0.667

12

WHO TOO

7

5

0.583

12

DUCKS

6

6

0.500

BOCCE BY TATE

3

9

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12

34

26

0.567

141

ET TU BOCCE

8

4

0.667

12

LA BOCCE VITA (WHITE)

4

5

0.444

9

SIR 8 ROLLERS

5

7

0.417

12

ROLLING STONES

5

7

0.417

12

ON A ROLL (3)

1

8

0.111

9

23

31

0.426

255

TOTALS

WEDNESDAY SENIOR "RED & WHITE MIXED" DIVISION Games TEAM

TOTALS

TOTALS

12

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LOST

%

Games Played

BOCCE GUYS TOO

8

4

0.667

12

BOCCE BRUISERS

5

4

0.556

9

BOTCHEE 101

5

4

0.556

9

LA BELLA VITA

6

6

0.500

12

CROCKET CRYSTALS

4

5

0.444

9

MISFITS

5

7

0.417

12

3

6

0.333

9

36

36

0.500

72

TEAM

SUGAR CUBES TOTALS

THURSDAY SENIOR "WHITE" DIVISION Games TEAM

WON

LOST

0

0

%

Played

SENIOR TRAVELERS

11

THE WINTER WONDERS

7

1

0.917

12

2

0.778

BALLS O'FYRE

9

3

3

0.500

6

BOCCE FRIENDS REJECTS

3

6

0.333

9

R.E.D.

2

7

0.222

9

PALLINO PALS

1

8

0.111

9

27

27

0.500

54

TOTALS

0

Historic season ends for volleyball team By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After a history-making season, it’s hard to imagine being happy after a loss. A 3-0 loss at that. But what the Alhambra volleyball team accomplished is far bigger than that. This year’s team brought the program it’s first North Coast Section win earlier this month when they defeated Analy-Sebastapol. That run was ended by Marin Catholic, who went on to win the Division III title, but with the semi-final qualification the girls would go on to fight one more day. Marin Catholic went on to compete in the tougher Open Division of the Nor Cal playoffs. Being Drawn into the CIF Nor Cal Playoffs probably never even seemed possible, but on Nov. 16, the girls took the twohour drive to Buhach Colony High School in Atwater. Buhach took care of business fairly quickly in the first round, and have since advanced to the regional semi-final where they take on Acalanes. (Results of that match came in after early Tribune deadline due to the Thanksgiving Holiday). “[The] girls played well and worked super hard. A lot of stuff didn’t go our way un-

fortunately tonight,” Willie Marchesano said in an email after the Nov. 16 match. Sterling Parker led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and five blocks on the night. The sophomore’s joining of the program has coincided with the team’s two best years in program history. Senior’s Makenzie Salva and Maddie Gray put together solid nights in their last appearances as Bulldogs, with Salva recording three kills and a block to go with five digs. Gray had 12 assists and five digs as well. Prior to the last two North Coast Section appearances, the Bulldog girls volleyball team had not made it to the playoffs since 1987. That showing was the team’s first ever. The 1987 team won their league as did the 2016 Bulldogs. In 2015, the Bulldogs were knocked out of the playoffs in a five-set thriller against Albany High School, the same team that knocked out the last Alhambra league champions 28 years prior. Of the 15 girls who played at the varsity level in 2016, eight were seniors, however one of them was on injured reserve all season. All of the remaining seven players have played with the program from their freshman years until now.

MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune

Alhambra sophomore captain Sterling Parker had 10 kills in the Bulldogs’ loss to Buhach Colony-Atwater on Nov. 16, 2016. Parker is one of seven players returning to the program next year, and will lead the attacking lines.

Perez earns FloSoftball top spot in 2017 At some point the accolades may become fewer and further between for Alhambra senior Bri Perez. But if and when that day will come is still yet to be seen. Sister Kylee was named to the First Team All-PAC-12 this past year, so Bri will have some shoes to fill when she arrives in Westwood, but with a season left to go its conceivable she could touch marks even her sister couldn’t at Alhambra. “I was super surprised. I am just so thankful for the opportunity and am excited to see how tryouts go. Getting the opportunity to wear red, white, and blue is pretty motivational. So I definitely don’t want to lose focus,” Perez told FloSoftball. The incoming senior has hit a stunning .560 lifetime with the Bulldogs, with 25 home runs and 119 RBI’s also to her name. Her 72 stolen bases and 1.725 on base plus slugging in that time period from the top of the order helped lead the

MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune

Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named the No. 1 player in the nation by FloSoftball after a stellar junior season where she went on to win her third North Coast Section title. The future UCLA Bruin was also recently invited to try out for the Junior US National Softball team.

Bulldogs to three NCS titles. This year the Bulldogs will experience a bit more adversity than in recent history. With

the program’s move up to Division I, the road through the playoffs will be much tougher. But if the Bulldogs can get

through it, their four-year run will be one shy of matching Freedom-Oakley’s run of five titles in a row from 2002-2006.


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LOOKING FOR SF Bay Area radio station recordings from the 1920s through 1980s, if possible with local station ID breaks. From music shows, talk shows, newscasts, live band remotes, sports recordings, etc. For example, stations like KTAB, KSFO, KGO, KYA, KSFX, KDIA, KWBR, KOBY, KSAY, etc. Willing to pay to have digital copies made. Call Ron, (925) 2845428. _________________________________________________________________________

LOOKING FOR TV audio soundtracks from 1950s-1970s, i.e. variety shows, talk shows, sports recordings, etc. Call Ron, (925) 284-5428. _________________________________________________________________________

LOOKING FOR Brian Piccolo Story movie (not the Brian’s Song movie). Saw it on KTVU Channel 2 back in mid-‘70s. Willing to take home recorded version of this movie. Call Ron, (925) 284-5428.

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One owner 2004 ET4 150cc Vespa scooter in very good condition. Only 5765 miles – $2,400 OBO. Call Bob at (510) 552-3324 2006 MAZDA Rx-8 A/C, auto doors, locks, windows alarm system, and tinted windows. Charcoal grey, black and grey interior. Only 1 owner, 11,000 miles, mostly highway. 6 speed, 20 inch rims on low profile tires. Stereo/ CD with 2 ten subs 1500 watt amp with separate over load capacitor, cold air intake and Greddy module. GREAT CAR, EXCELENT CONDITION NO SCRACHES DENTS WELL TAKEN CARE OF. FUN TO DRIVE!!!!!! Must sell due to medical reasons. $10,999. David, (925) 681-9833. _________________________________________________________________________

TWO TIRES by Michelin, radial, size 185/65R15. Used, good condition. $50 for all. (925) 939-2152. _________________________________________________________________________

TOYOTA CAMRY 4 door sedan, ‘92, black on black, limosine tint, new tires, electronic ignition, etc. $2,500 obo. Call Edwin, (925) 432-9230.

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FOR SALE New 12 ft Wenonah (canoe). Hardly used, includes two wooden oars, asking $300. Was $1,300 new. (925) 229-0968.

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RESIDENTIAL REAL Estate Sales, experience in Trustee and Probate Sales. Complimentary Property Evaluation and Fair Market Analysis Provided. Michael Brionez, Broker, J. Rockcliff Realtors, (925) 2880477, michaelbrionez.com.

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SHELL GAS STATION and convenience store for sale, great location in Folsom, next to busy DMV, schools, biz district. Leave msg, (928) 377-7579.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use a mouth guard to protect you from grinding your teeth. In the week to come you may struggle to escape from the tight, uncomfortable space that exists between a rock and a hard place. TAURUS (April 20May 20): Don’t get off on the wrong foot with the guy or gal in your life. In the week to come make rational explanations and convince a special someone of your sincerity before things get out of hand. GEMINI (May 21June 20): Remember that the person who never made a mistake probably did nothing at all. In the week ahead your significant other might be grouchy or somewhat critical. Remain supportive. CANCER (June 21July 22): Make smart choices. If you stay on your toes this week you can make friends in high places and a few extra dollars, too. Put extra effort into charming customers, contacts and co-workers. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Bring a friend home to dinner. Embrace an opportunity to treat a friend like a family member. To do your best work in the week to come seek peace and quiet in out of the way places. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Everything comes full circle in the end. The balancing act you must perform to please family on one hand, and the demands of a career on the other, might finally come to a peak this week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Breaking up isn’t always hard to do. In the week to come you might seamlessly leave some relationships behind. You may learn which people are fully trustworthy and which ones aren’t. SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Reaching the top is never final. You must continue to travel through the dips and then climb up the peaks again. You may feel invincible this week but it is wise to tread cautiously. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Funnel frustrations into a formula for success. Efforts may be unrewarding when you don’t receive encouragement. In the week ahead maintain a low profile and avoid controversy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Think twice without over thinking. You may experience something similar to writer’s block in the week ahead. You may be discouraged by a temporary inability to get ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): It may be boring or soothing to do the same thing over again, as long as it isn’t a mistake. This week you may be able to ride the rocking horse of repetitive actions into the winner’s circle. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There is no reason to beat your head against the wall when the door is right around the corner. As this week unfolds don’t be discouraged. The solution to a problem is in plain view. (c) 2016 CONTENT LLC.

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And “bountiful birds” will be the theme of another Big Break program, from 2-3 p.m. the same day. Big Break is located at 69 Big Break Road off Oakley’s Main Street. For information, call 888-327-2757, ext. 3050. At Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley, there’s a puppet show from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Environmental Education Center, featuring villainous Lester the Litterbug. Interpretive student aides Sharona Kleinman and Nic Hoffman are the puppeteers. There’s also Fun with Felt from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 27, at Tilden’s Little Farm, under the direction of naturalist “Trail Gail” Broesder. Gail will help visitors make a unique work of art using wool and soap. And Gail will lead a walk from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, from the center down to Jewel Lake in search of local wildlife. Both the center and farm are at the north end of Tilden’s Central Park Drive. For information and directions, call (510) 544-2233. For something more strenuous, join naturalist Susan Ramos for a “Burn the Turkey” hike from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 25, at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. Susan will lead a 2½-mile winter walk on some of the park’s hillier trails. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at the park’s Skyline Gate, which is on Skyline Boulevard a bit south of Shepard Canyon Road. For information, call (510) 544-3187. Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda plans post-Thanksgiving Holiday Fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. All kinds of family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the day, including nature-themed crafts, interactions with the center’s animals, and fish-feeding time from 3-3:30 p.m. Crab Cove is at the end of McKay Avenue off Alameda’s Central Avenue. For information, call (510) 544-3187. Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont has scheduled lots of post-Thanksgiving activities, too. There’s a Glider Hill hike from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, a program on Ohlone Indian culture from 10-11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, for ages eight and

older, and a program for six years and older from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, about the differences between turkeys and turkey vultures. This is an important distinction for Thanksgiving dinner planning. All three programs meet at the park visitor center, which is at the end of Patterson Ranch Road off Paseo Padre Parkway. Call (510) 544-3220. Nearby at Ardenwood Historic Farm, programs continue to highlight the annual overwintering of monarch butterflies. Return of the Monarchs is a walk to the eucalyptus groves to view the butterflies gathering in the treetops. It’s scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. Mysterious Monarchs is another monarch program including a caterpillar craft, from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. The park is at 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard just north of Highway 84 in Fremont. For information, call (510) 544-2797. Black Friday will be Green Friday in the East Bay Regional Parks. The district will waive fees throughout its parks on Nov. 25 to encourage people to hit the trails, not the malls. The district will waive fees for parking, dogs, horses, boat launching and district fishing permits at all 65 of its parks. Entrance fees at Ardenwood Historic Farm will also be waived. The waiver does not apply to California state fees such as fishing licenses, or to district concessions such as the Tilden Park carousel. So there’s plenty to see and do in the regional parks this Thanksgiving weekend. But however you spend it, have a happy holiday.

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